Common IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) Symbols

A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS

Level: All Levels
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Phonetics
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 1st Sep 2007

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Here are the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols for 

the common sounds of English 

 

Vowels 

IPA Symbol 

Example 

h9

three 

H

bin 

z

fat 

@9

far 

N9

sort 

T

put 

t9

boot 

U

up 

29

her 

?

until 

d

bed 

P

rock 

Dipthongs

IPA Symbol 

Example 

dH

stay 

`H

try 

NH

toy 

H?

fear 

d?

there 

T?

sure 

`T

mouth 

áT

nose 

 

© 2006 UsingEnglish.com 

 

Here are the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols for 

the common sounds of English 

Consonants 

IPA Symbol 

Example 

o

plan 

a

boy 

s

test 

c

desk 

j

kiss 

f

go 

sR

chest 

cY

joke 

e

find 

u

visitor 

S

thick 

C

this 

r

sad 

y

zoo 

R

shoe 

Y

television 

g

heavy 

l

many 

m

no 

M

ring 

k

love 

q

run 

i

yesterday 

v

wet 

 
 

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