<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - vowel sounds in British English: "cat" and "cut"</title> <meta name="description" content="Recognition and production of English phonemes: raised open front unrounded compared with Cardinal Vowel no. 6 open-mid back unrounded"> <meta name="keywords" content="cardinal,vowel,British,English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,front,vowels,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </head> <html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: vowel sounds - front and central"> <META name="keywords" content="English,pronunciation,phonology,phonemes,vowel sounds,language,learning,teaching,efl,esl,elt"> </HEAD> <body text="#000000" link="#0000ff" vlink="#ff0000" bgcolor="#ffffff"> <p><a href="minimal.html">Index</a> | <a href="index.html">Home Page</a> | <a href="#" onClick="history.go(-1)">Back</a> | <a href="minimal0309.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><font color="#ffffff">-----</font><img src="ph03.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph05.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cut</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">hat</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>hut</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cap</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cup</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lack</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>luck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sack</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>suck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">batter</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>butter</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ran</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>run</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">bank</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">track</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>truck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">stack</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>stuck</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">snag</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>snug</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ban</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bun</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">dam</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>dumb</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">sank</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>sunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">drank</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>drunk</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">ankle</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>uncle</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">rag</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rug</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">cab</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>cub</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">paddle</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>puddle</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">tramp</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>trump</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>