Wednesday 16 April 2008


The sounds /ʃ/ /ʒ/ can create confusion when associating them to their graphemes (letters) as they are very similar. Madonna's Love profusion is a song very prolific in both these two sounds.
  1. First, use the phonetic chart on the right and click on the sounds /ʃ/ and /ʒ/ to hear and repeat the sound in isolation as many times as you need to.
  2. Listen to the song and do the gap-fill exercise by writing in the space provided. Use the bar on the right to help you move up or down. Don't worry if you don't get all your answers right, the next activity, the quiz, will help you identify the sounds /ʃ/ and /ʒ/, and complete your gap-fill exercise.

  1. Try this quiz activity. If you haven't scored all your answers right in the previous activity, this can help you identify the sounds /ʃ/ and /ʒ/. Once finished, try to complete the gap-fill exercise again. If you can't, send a comment at the end of this article.


Juan Carlos P. said...

98%, my mistakes were:
I took distraction for destruction
I misspelled resurrection and illusion (I missed the double consonant in both cases). I wrote cancelation instead of cconsolation.

Very interesting.
Juan Carlos

Ana López Pozo said...

You're becoming an advanced learner in phonetics!

Anonymous said...

Ana, I have included your blog in our list at:

It's a pity that the music firms are withdrawing their rights!

Good work!!

Ana López Pozo said...

Thanks Paco. I'll find a way to restore that problem with other non-official videos of the same songs.

Anonymous said...

Tres intiresno, gracias