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Listening for L and R Sounds

Listen to the video and choose which word you hear.

Write down your answers on a piece of paper. Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

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Listen for L and R next to other consonants:

1. A. bled           B. bread

2. A. blue           B. brew

3. A. clean         B. cream   

4. A. flee            B. free

5. A. glean         B. green

6. A. gloop         B. group

7. A. glow           B. grow

8. A. plod           B. prod

9. A. clear         B. career

10. A. cloud      B. crowd

11. A. flame      B. frame

12. A. fly           B. fry

13. A. glad       B. grad

14. glass          B. grass

15. play           B. pray

Practice Tip: You can also use this list repeatedly with an instructor. Your instructor writes down a list of answers, then speaks the words to you. You write your answers and see if they match. You can also reverse this to check your pronunciation: you write down a set of answers, then speak, and see if your instructor was able to hear you correctly.
Review the L Sound: Watch a Video.   Review the R sound: Watch a Video.

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1. A. bled, 2. B. brew, 3. A. clean, 4. B. free, 5. A. glean, 6. B. group, 7. A. glow, 8. B. prod, 9. A. clear, 10. A. cloud, 11. B. frame, 12. A. fly, 13. B. grad, 14. B. grass, 15. B. pray

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