A common EFL activity that is very good for helping students practise their pronunciation and identify the differences between minimal pairs. The teacher should demonstrate the activity with the whole class first.
1. Each student receives a sound destination card
2. Students form into pairs
3. One student becomes the guide, and says either of the words on the first row.
4. The listening student must follow the line in the direction of the correct word.
5. The first student now chooses one of the next two minimal pairs, and the
listening student follows again.
6. Continue along the four sets of minimal pairs until the listener identifies the city
they have finished on.
Easy to use and easy to understand, these cards help students to identify pronunciation points and work on them with or without supervision.
These 11 sheets cover minimal pairs that students commonly struggle with, including /l/ /r/, /th/ /s/, /v/ /b/, /i/ /ai/, and more.