International Phonetic Alphabet: Sounds & Symbols


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What do the symbols of the International Phonetics Alphabet represent?

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1. All of the following are used to categorize consonants EXCEPT?

2. When producing an 'z' sound, what are your vocal cords doing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inside this combination of a quiz and worksheet, you will be asked about the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Questions will focus on the categorization of consonants and anyone who would not use the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to see the following subjects appear in the quiz questions:

  • What the symbols of the alphabet represent
  • How to categorize consonants and vowels
  • Producing the 'z' sound
  • Those who would not use the IPA

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - connect information from the lesson to life by recognizing how the 'z' sound is produced
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about those who would not use the IPA
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about categorizing consonants and vowels

Additional Learning

To view more, click on the lesson titled International Phonetic Alphabet: Sounds & Symbols. With it, you can study the following additional material:

  • Organizing the IPA
  • Terms such as Plosive, Nasal, Fricative, and Approximant
  • Vowels
  • Sound production