Quick Pronunciation Exercise (17) – Christmas


It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. You don’t need to worry about learning to write them just to recognise them.

Do my quick pronunciation exercises and you’ll pick them up in no time, plus you’ll improve your pronunciation and your listening skills too.

Can you ‘decipher’ these words related to Christmas?

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Check out the main Quick Pronunciation Exercises page with the full list of exercises and links to very useful pronunciation videos.


  1. eve
  2. ornaments
  3. mistletoe
  4. stocking
  5. carol
  6. nativity scene
  7. crackers
  8. sleigh
  9. wreath
  10. goodwill
  11. angel
  12. chimney

Improve Your Accent! (23) – Answers

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  1. circus
  2. circle
  3. circuit
  4. service
  5. sermon
  6. certain
  7. surgery
  8. surprise


  1. My friends organised a surprise party for my eighteenth birthday.
  2. If your knee doesn’t heal properly you may need surgery.
  3. Monaco is one of the most famous Grand Prix circuits.
  4. Scotland has banned the use of wild animals in circuses.
  5. “Are you sure you want to stay?” – “Yes, I’m certain.”
  6. Hurry up! If we’re late getting home, Dad’s going to give us another of his sermons.
  7. We got lost and ended up driving round in circles.
  8. Make sure the hotel has a pool and room service.