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Pronunciation of Final -S/-ES 1

Voiceless sounds take /s/
Imagine the sound a snake 
might make...ssssssssss
Voiced sounds take /z/
Imagine the sound a bee 
might make...zzzzzzzz
These sounds take /iz/

Similar to the word 'is'

These sounds are voiceless:
/f/ /h/ /k/ /p/ /t/ 
These sounds are voiced:
/b/ /d/ /g/ /j/ /l/ /m/
/n/ /ng/ /r/ /v/ /w/
+ all vowel sounds
/s/ /ks/ /z/ /dg/
laughs /laefs/
talks /toks/
rubs / rubz/
sings /singz/
kisses /kisiz/
boxes /boksiz/

Choose the correct ending sound for these words:

1. hotels
                         2. pages
/s/ /z/ /iz/   /s/ /z/ /iz/

3. walks   4. calls
/s/ /z/ /iz/   /s/ /z/ /iz/

5. babies   6. rings
/s/ /z/ /iz/   /s/ /z/ /iz/

7. faxes   8. hugs
/s/ /z/ /iz/   /s/ /z/ /iz/

9. cats   10. mixes
/s/ /z/ /iz/   /s/ /z/ /iz/


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