You can either use the cards without leaving this page, or you can use them on the Quizlet website. Going to the Quizlet website will allow you to do a variety of activities, including games and custom-made tests.

Having trouble remembering terms like velar, affricate, close vowel, etc? You can revise these terms here. The link takes you to the Introduction to British English Phonemes page on this wiki.

Enjoy learning the phonemes!

Questions for reflection and discussion

Feel free to post your thoughts on these questions or on other aspects of phonology in the discussion forum at the top of the page, right of the title, next to the Edit button.
  • Which of the British English phonemes are most difficult for your learners?
  • Can you develop easy, step-by-step, guidance for your students to physically produce a difficult phoneme?
  • It is argued that phonological study that focuses only on the phonemes in isolation is counter-productive for learners. Do you agree or disagree? Why?