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English Pronunciation

English Pronunciation

Buildings | Clothes | Eating at Home | Eating Out | Education | Food
Human Body | Jobs/Work | Life and Death | Money
Rooms - The Kitchen | The Bathroom | The Bedroom | The Living Room
Shopping | Sport | Transport

 

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Buildings

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Singular Plural
block of flats blocks of flats
bungalow bungalows
castle castles
cottage cottages
detached house detached houses
factory factories
flat flats
high-rise flat high-rise flats
house houses
mill mills
office offices
semi-detached house semi-detached houses
skyscraper skyscrapers
terraced house terraced houses
tower towers
windmill windmills
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Clothes

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Singular Plural
bikini bikinis
blouse blouses
boot boots
X boxers P
bra bras
cardigan cardigans
coat coats
dress dresses
jacket jackets
X jeans P
nappy nappies
X pants P
pullover pullovers
romper suit romper suits
sandal sandals
shirt shirts
shoe shoes
skirt skirts
sock socks
stocking stockings
suit suits
sweatshirt sweatshirts
swimming costume swimming costumes
X swimming trunks
tanktop tanktops
tie ties
X tights P
X trousers P
t-shirt T-shirts
vest vests
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Eating At Home

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Singular Plural
bowl bowls
chair chairs
crockery U X
cup cups
cutlery U X
fork forks
furniture U X
glass glasses
knife knives
napkin napkins
placemat placemats
plate plates
saucer saucers
serviette serviettes
spoon spoons
table tables
tablecloth tablecloths
teaspoon teaspoons
tablemat tablemats
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Eating Out

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Singular Plural
bill bills
bottle bottles
candle candles
chef chefs
gratuity gratuities
menu menus
taxi taxis
tip tips
waiter waiters
waitress waitresses
wine glass wine glasses
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Education

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Singular Plural
beaker beakers
biro biros
book books
bunsen burner bunsen burners
calculator calculators
chair chairs
chalkboard chalkboards
compass compasses
computer computers
craft knife craft knives
crayon crayons
desk desks
drawing pin drawing pins
exercise book exercise books
flask flasks
funnel funnels
globe globes
glue U X
hole punch hole punches
map maps
overhead projector overhead projectors
paint paints
paint brush paint brushes
palette palettes
paper U X
paperclip paperclips
pen pens
pencil pencils
pencil sharpener pencil sharpeners
photocopier photocopiers
piece of paper pieces of paper
projector projectors
protractor protractors
rubber rubbers
ruler rulers
X scissors P
sellotape U X
set square set squares
shelf shelves
stapler staplers
television televisions
test tube test tubes
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Food

Fruit
Vegetables

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Singular Plural
fruit U X
apple apples
banana bananas
blackberry blackberries
cherry cherries
grape grapes
lemon lemons
orange oranges
peach peaches
pear pears
pineapple pineapples
plum plums
strawberry strawberries
vegetable vegetables
artichoke artichokes
asparagus X
aubergine aubergines
avocado avocados
bean beans
beetroot beetroots
broccoli X
cabbage cabbages
carrot carrots
cauliflower cauliflowers
corn X
courgette courgettes
cucumber cucumbers
garlic X
lettuce lettuces
mushroom mushrooms
olive olives
onion onions
pepper peppers
potato potatoes
meat U X
beef U X
burger burgers
chicken (U as a meat dish) X
chop chops
fish fishes
joint joints
pork U X
sausage sausages
steak steaks
bread U X
cake cakes
cheese U X
doughnut doughnuts
egg eggs
rice U X
roll rolls
pasta U X
pie pies
pizza pizzas
spaghetti U X
butter U X
honey U X
jam U X
pepper U X
salt U X
sugar U X
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Human Body

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Singular Plural
ankle ankles
arm arms
back backs
bottom bottoms
calf calves
chest chests
elbow elbows
finger fingers
foot feet
hand hands
head heads
heel heels
index finger index fingers
knee knees
knuckle knuckles
leg legs
nail nails
neck necks
shoulder shoulders
thigh thighs
thumb thumbs
toe toes
wrist wrists
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Jobs / Work

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Singular Plural
accountant accountants
baker bakers
barber barbers
barman barmen
builder builders
butcher butchers
carpenter carpenters
cashier cashiers
chambermaid chambermaids
chef chefs
cleaner cleaners
dentist dentists
doctor doctors
electrician electricians
engineer engineers
fireman firemen
fishmonger fishmongers
flight attendant flight attendants
hairdresser hairdressers
job jobs
judge judges
lawyer lawyers
nurse nurses
optician opticians
painter painters
photographer photographers
plumber plumbers
policeman policemen
porter porters
postwoman postwomen
receptionist receptionists
reporter reporters
sales assistant sales assistants
sales representative sales representatives
scientist scientists
secretary secretaries
surgeon surgeons
vet vets
waiter waiters
welder welders
work X
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Life and Death

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Singular Plural
antenatal (adj)
-
babies
births
bottles
boys
certificates
children
christenings
coffins
dead (adj)
-
deaths
die (v)
-
families
funerals
girls
graduates
-
graves
housewives
infants
jobs
kids

labour

X
men
marriages
mausoleums
X
nappies
newborns
parents
pensioners
people
pregnancies
pregnant (adj)
-
prams
preschooler preschoolers
preteen preteens
pushchair pushchairs
retire (v) -
schoolboy schoolboys
schoolchild schoolchildren
schoolgirl schoolgirls
teenager teenagers
toddler toddlers
undertakers
wills

woman

women

work (v)

-

work (n) U

X

wreath

wreaths
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Money

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Singular Plural
bank banks
cash X
cash box cash boxes
cash machine cash machines
cheque cheques
cheque book cheque books
coin coins
credit X
dollar dollars
euro euros
note notes
piggy bank piggy banks
poor X
pound pounds
purse purses
rich X
safe safes
till tills
wallet wallets
yen yen
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Rooms in a House

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Singular Plural
attic attics
bathroom bathrooms
bedroom bedrooms
kitchen kitchens
living room living rooms
lounge lounges
room rooms
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The Kitchen

Singular Plural
bin bins
coffee maker coffee makers
cooker cookers
cupboard cupboards
dishwasher dishwashers
cupboard drawer cupboard drawers
food mixer food mixers
frying pan frying pans
kettle kettles
kitchen kitchens
kitchen cupboard kitchen cupboards
knife knives
liquidiser liquidisers
microwave oven microwave ovens
oven ovens
saucepan saucepans
sieve sieves
sink sinks
spatula spatulas
teapot teapots
wall cupboard wall cupboards
whisk whisks
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The Bathroom

Singular Plural
basin basins
bath baths
bin bins
chair chairs
cupboard cupboards
hairdryer hairdriers
loo loos
razor razors
shaving foam U X
toilet toilets
toilet brush toilet brushes
toilet roll toilet rolls
toilet seat toilet seats
toothbrush toothbrushes
toothpaste U X
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The Bedroom

Singular Plural
bed beds
bedside cabinet bedside cabinets
bedside table bedside tables
chest of drawers chests of drawers
comb combs
hair brush hair brushes
hairdryer hairdriers
pillow pillows
sheet sheets
wardrobe wardrobes
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The Living Room

Singular Plural
armchair arm chairs
coffee table coffee tables
display cabinet display cabinets
hi-fi hi-fis
hi-fi stand hi-fi stands
living room living rooms
lounge lounges
settee settees
speaker speakers
television televisions
TV cabinet TV cabinets
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Shopping

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Singular Plural
aisle aisles
bag bags
bank note bank notes
bar-code bar-codes
basket baskets
cash U X
cashier cashiers
check out check outs
cheque cheques
coin coins
credit card credit cards
customer customers
debit card debit cards
money U X
scale scales
shelf shelves
shop shops
till tills
trolley trollies
wallet wallets
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Sport

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Singular Plural
angling X
badminton X
boxing X
canoeing X
cricket X
croquet X
curling X
cycling X
darts X
fencing X
football X
golf X
hockey X
horse racing X
ice skating X
judo X
kayaking X
lacrosse X
polo X
rowing X
rugby X
sailing X
skeet X
skiing X
snooker X
squash X
table tennis X
tennis X
water skiing X
wrestling X
   
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Transport

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Singular Plural
aeroplane aeroplanes
bicycle bicycles
bike bikes
boat boats
bus buses
car cars
cycle cycles
helicopter helicopters
lorry lorries
moped mopeds
motorbike motorbikes
plane planes
ship ships
sub subs
submarine submarines
tanker tankers
taxi taxis
train trains
tram trams
tube train tube trains
underground train underground trains
van vans
yacht yachts
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