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Read phonetic script 2

The following exercise is for you to practise reading phonetic script. The words of the text you have to reconstruct have been transcribed in phonetic script. The transcription refers to the text being spoken at a normal speed by a native speaker, so some words are linked together and there are elisions. Your task is to reconstruct the text by guessing what words are hidden behind their phonetic transcription.

To see an interactive phonetic chart click here.

Guess the words in the box below. Guess one word at a time. Type a word in the box, then press "Check". Type here:
Score Incorrect words:

Exercise one

Exercise three


Names for pronunciation

Match words/sounds with first names