Pronunciation Exercises: Minimal Pairs

By Michael Climo


boat and bought

but and book

cook and coke

dot and doubt

gut and goat

head and had

head had hut hot

long A sound

long E sound

long and lung

luck and look

os and us

pan and pen

pull and pool

rob and robe

rock and rook

sleep and slip

stress and vowels

wait and wet

wet and wit


chin and shin

clam and clang

clothing and closing

first and thirst

jeep and cheap

jelled and shelled

jet and yet

l r combos

pan and ban

pell and pearl

per and pearl

racer and razor

shine and fine

suit and shoot

they and day

thick and tick

thigh and shy

think and sink

volt and bolt

wait and gate

win and wing

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