In this English pronunciation lesson, you will repeat-after-me advanced examples of the /p/ sound.
You will also learn examples of silent ‘p’, in which no /p/ sound is pronounced.
Silent ‘p’ List of Words
Take extra care to practise and memorise the pronunciation of silent ‘p’ words as these are commonly mispronounced:
Practice Advanced ‘p’ Examples Pronunciation
Now practise your pronunciation with the individual words and example phrases below. Place close attention to your articulation and repeat-after-me as clearly as possible:
phobia: phobia of spiders
▶︎ A ‘phobia’ (n) is an extreme fear you have of something, such as a spider or snakes.
trophy: he won the trophy
▶︎ A trophy is a prize that is given to the winner of a competition. It is an object such as a cup made from shiny plastic (to appear as if it is gold).
pneumatic: pneumatic drill
▶︎ ‘pneumatic’ (adj) means it contains compressed air.
psychic: psychic perception (ESP)
▶︎ ‘ESP’ (acronym) means ‘Extra Sensory Perception’. This means being able to sense / know things beyond the typical 5 senses.
pterodactyl: terrifying pterodactyl attack
▶︎ A ‘pterodactyl’ is an extinct type of flying dinosaur.
Extend Your Learning
◼️ Part One of this lesson on the pronunciation of /p/
◼️ View here for every silent /p/ word in English.