Minimal Pairs Telephone Pronunciation

Hi! I was just thinking of an activity and combined a few elements of other pronunciation games that i know. Here is the mix:

Make a list of ten (10) minimal pairs and assign them each an individual number. For example:

0 ship

1 sheep

2 shoes

3 choose

etc....You can print the whole list up on a computer and give a copy to each student. Pair off the students and ask them to give each other a fake phone number using the words instead of numbers. They must have pronunciation practice and the other partner must have listening for accuracy practice.

Alternatively, you can do it in a large group where the teacher reads out the numbers and the students must listen accurately.An example of a student saying a number "0123" would result in them saying the following words "ship sheep shoes choose". The partner should listen and write the answer "0123"

I hope it goes well!

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