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Consonants
Bb Cc Dd Ff Gg Hh Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz

Consonants are spoken by touching different parts of your mouth and throat together to block or restrict the air flow from your lungs.
Some sounds in English are formed by running two sounds together.
The phonemic alphabet has some unfamiliar symbols to stand for these sounds.
You can see the phonemic chart and hear the sounds of English at onestopenglish.com

Test your listening skills - Consonants

/ b / and / g / at the start of words e.g. bay and gay

/ p / and / b / at the start of a worde.g. pears and bears

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    or choose a sentence below ...
  • There are pears/bears in the garden
  • Here's your pill/bill.
  • Don't pray when you bray.
  • Watch out! There's a pea/bee on your chair.

/ t / and / d / at the start of a worde.g. train and drain

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    or choose a sentence below ...
  • I fell on the train/drain.