Vowels æ and e (man / men) /æ/ and /ʌ/(hat/hut) /æ/ and /α:(hat/heart) /α:/ and /ɒ/ (heart/hot) /α:/ and /ʌ/ (heart/hut) /α:/ and /ɜ:/ (heart/hurt) /e/ and /eɪ/ (wait/wet) /eɪ/ and /aɪ/ (hey/hi) /eɘ/ and /eɪ/ (hair/hey) /eɘ/ and /ɪɘ/ (hair/here) /I/ and /i:/ (heat/hit) /e/ and /ɜ:/ (head/heard) /e/ and /ʌ/ (bet/but) /e/ and /i/ (head/hid) /ɜ:/ and /ɔ:/ (work/walk) /ɜ:/ and /ʌ/ (hurt/hut) /ɒ/ and /ɔ:/ (pot/port) /ɘʊ/ and /ɔ:/ (boat/bought) /ɘʊ/ and /ɒ/ (hope/hop) /ɘʊ/ and /aʊ/ (hole/howl)

Minimal Pairs Listening Game

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