Première classe A1 Breakthrough

Pronunciation: the "p," v," and "b" sounds

Écoutez les paires de mots et cliquez dans la bonne colonne.
Listen to the word pairs and click the correct column.
Cochez la ou les bonnes réponses Help on how to respond the exercice
The words are identical. The words are different.
The words are identical.The words are different.
The words are identical.The words are different.
The words are identical. The words are different.
The words are identical.The words are different.
nbOk item (s) out of nb selected correctly
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Well done !
Conception: Geneviève Briet, Catholic University of Louvain
Published on 03/04/2013 - Modified on 03/12/2018

Pronunciation/ The "p," "v" and "b" sounds

What do you think of French consonants? Awful, normal, rather / really beautiful? You don't know?  
Is the difference between
beauté and
voter impossible, difficult, easy to hear?
Is the difference between
beau and
peau or
veau impossible, difficult, easy to pronounce?
In your opinion, which is the most beautiful consonant?
In your opinion, which is the most awful consonant?   Have you ever observed a French-speaker's lips as they speak? The [b] is a deep, lax consonant that is pronounced with the lips, as if you were about give a child a kiss on the cheek. The mouth is closed, the lips are rounded and slightly pushed forward.  
The sound
[b] is written: b
The sound
[v] is written: v 
The sound
[p] is written: generally, p, less often pp (grippe).
Start practising!
  You can imitate the examples: - when repeating the example, try saying it fast and slow, yelling and whispering it; - try repeating in time with the example, as precisely as possible.

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