<html> <head> <title>Minimal pairs - consonant sounds in British English: "load" and "road"</title> <META name="description" content="Discrimination exercises in the recognition and production of English phonemes: consonant sounds"> <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="minimal3828.html">Next</a> <font color="#ffffff">-----------</font><b>Minimal Pairs</b></p> <p><img src="ph36.gif"> <font color="#ffffff">-----------------------</font><img src="ph37.gif"> <table border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=5 width=520> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">load</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>road</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lay</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>ray</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lice</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rice</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lend</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rend</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lid</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rid</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">light</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>write</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">lights</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rights</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">laughter</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>rafter</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">liver</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>river</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">loyal</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>royal</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">flight</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fright</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">flock</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>frock</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">flea</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>free</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">fly</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>fry</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">glamour</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>grammar</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">belly</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>berry</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">jelly</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>Jerry</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">alive</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>arrive</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">believe</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bereave</td> </tr> <tr><td width="50%" valign="top"> <p align="center">believed</td> <td width="50%" valign="top"> <p>bereaved</td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>