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Minimal Pairs

Minimal pairs are words that vary by only a single sound, usually meaning sounds that students often get confused by, like the "th" and "t" in "thin" and "tin".

These pages use the symbols of the Phonemic Chart. You can listen to the symbols here or print the chart here.

Vowel Sounds

Consonant Sounds

Initial Consonant Sounds

Final Consonant Sounds


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