Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation that was devised in the 19th century as a standardised way of representing the sounds of speech in written form. The British English IPA chart consists of 44 symbols representing the pure vowels (monophthongs), the gliding vowels (diphthongs), and the consonant sounds of spoken British English. The Britlish Library contains a wealth of Activities to help you to learn, remember, and use the British English IPA symbols efficiently whether you are a student or a teacher.
No matter how good your English grammar and vocabulary may be, if your pronunciation is so bad that nobody can understand a word you say, then your English won't be much good as a means of communication. You might be good at grammar, have a broad vocabulary, and be able to explain all the aspects and tenses of English, but it's not much good if you can't be understood when you speak. I have designed these Activities to help you to improve your pronunciation, as well as other areas of your English.
The Activities categorised as English in Use look at the way we use English in everyday life. The Activities cover the actual use of English and examine grammar, punctuation, and functionality of the language. For any student studying English as a second language or English as a foreign language, English in Use Activities are particularly useful for improving speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. These Activities will help you to develop your confidence in using different types of text such as fiction, newspapers and magazines, as well as learning to speak and write about things such as the weather and travel, as well as preparing you for typical situations such as ordering in a restaurant or buying a train ticket.
A vocabulary and pronunciation activator which will help you with the following words: try, entry, gantry, pantry, poetry, pastry, paltry, sultry, wintry, country, poultry, ancestry, industry, forestry, toiletry, dentistry, chemistry, carpentry, circuitry, and psychiatry. Not only will you learn how to use each of the words, but you will also learn how to pronounce sentences using them. I have analysed the speech features of each of the sentences to show you how English pronunciation works and to help you improve your own pronunciation, too. You can read each sentence in IPA symbols, too, giving you the chance to see how linking features like the linking R, the linking J, the linking W, and linking consonants work.
There are 323 English words that end in try:
accounting entry, acidimetry, across the country, actinometry, adjusting entry, affine geometry, African country, algometry, alkalimetry, allometry, allopatry, altimetry, aluminium industry [Brit], aluminum industry [N. Amer], analytic geometry, analytical geometry, ancestry, anemometry, anthropolatry, anthropometry, apparel industry, arborolatry, archaeometry, arms industry, artistry, Asian country, astrochemistry, astrolatry, astrometry, asymmetry, audiometry, autolatry, automobile industry, back country, Balkan country, banditry, banking industry, baptistry, bardolatry, barometry, barratry, basketry, bathymetry, battle of Tertry, bibliolatry, bigotry, bilateral symmetry, bill of entry, bills of entry, biochemistry, biogeochemistry, biometry, Bluegrass Country, buffer country, cabinetry, calorimetry, campimetry, carpentry, casuistry, Central American country, cephalometry, chantry, chemical industry, chemistry, choux pastry, chronometry, circuitry, coal industry, colorimetry, commonwealth country, computer industry, construction industry, coordinate geometry, coquetry, corsetry, cosmetic dentistry, cosmolatry, cottage industry, country, Coventry, craniometry, credit entry, cross country, cross-country, cytophotometry, danish pastry, daredeviltry, data entry, debit entry, demonolatry, densitometry, dentistry, department of chemistry, departments of chemistry, descriptive geometry, developing country, deviltry, diabolatry, dictionary entry, dissymmetry, Doctor of Optometry, dosimetry, double entry, electrochemistry, electronics industry, elementary geometry, elliptic geometry, entertainment industry, entry, epic poetry, errantry, Euclidean geometry, European country, fashion industry, femtochemistry, fetometry, film industry, floristry, foetometry [Brit, Cdn], foreign country, forestry, fractal geometry, French pastry, gadgetry, gallantry, gantry, garment industry, gasometry, gauntry, gave it a try, gentry, geochemistry, geometry, give it a try, given it a try, gives it a try, giving it a try, grammatolatry, gravimetry, growth industry, gynaeolatry [Brit, Cdn], gyneolatry [N. Amer], hagiolatry, heliolatry, helotry, heroic poetry, hierolatry, high country, housing industry, hydrometry, hygrometry, hyperbolic geometry, hypsometry, ichthyolatry, iconolatry, idiolatry, idolatry, immunochemistry, immunohistochemistry, industry, infantry, inorganic chemistry, interferometry, interpersonal chemistry, isometry, Jesuitry, knight errantry, landed gentry, Langtry, ledger entry, lexical entry, lighting industry, Lillie Langtry, line of poetry, lines of poetry, lordolatry, manufacturing industry, Mariolatry, marquetry, merchantry, -metry, micrometry, ministry, mirror symmetry, mistry, monolatry, mother country, movie industry, munitions industry, musketry, necrolatry, neuropsychiatry, non-Euclidean geometry, North American country, notebook entry, nuclear chemistry, oil industry, old country, ophiolatry, optometry, organic chemistry, pageantry, palmistry, paltry, pantry, papistry, parabolic geometry, pargetry, parquetry, pastry, peasantry, pedantry, peltry, pelvimetry, perimetry, petrochemistry, photochemistry, photogrammetry, photometry, phratry, physical chemistry, phytochemistry, plane geometry, plastics industry, pleasantry, pleximetry, podiatry [N. Amer], poetry, point of entry, points of entry, polarimetry, port of entry, ports of entry, poultry, projective geometry, psychiatry, psychometry, puff pastry, punditry, puppetry, pyrochemistry, pyrolatry, quixotry, rabbitry, radial asymmetry, radial symmetry, radiochemistry, radiometry, reentry, refining industry, registry, retry, Riemannian geometry, right of entry, right of re-entry, rights of entry, rocketry, Scandinavian country, school of dentistry, schools of dentistry, secondary industry, securities industry, selenolatry, sentry, service industry, shipbuilding industry, shoe industry, shortcrust pastry [Brit], sign industry, single entry, sociometry, solid geometry, sophistry, South American country, space-reflection symmetry, spectrometry, spherical geometry, spherical trigonometry, spirometry, steel industry, stereochemistry, stoichiometry, sultry, summitry, sunrise industry, supersymmetry, surface chemistry, sweltry, symbolatry, symbololatry, symmetry, sympatry, tanistry, tapestry, telemetry, tenantry, Tertry, thaumatolatry, theatry, thermochemistry, thermogravimetry, thermometry, tobacco industry, toiletry, tonometry, topolatry, touristry, toy industry, trigonometry, trinketry, trucking industry, try, upcountry, up-country, varletry, verbolatry, vestry, viscometry, viscosimetry, West Country, wintry, zealotry, and zoolatry.
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