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Minimal Pairs Collection

Teach how one sound can make all the difference by using minimal pairs!

bow/dough, buck/duck, boar/door, bark/dark, bog/dog, big/dig, beep/deep

Minimal pairs b and d
Minimal pairs b and d

bow/dough, buck/duck, boar/door, bark/dark, bog/dog, big/dig, beep/deep

bin/fin, bite/fight, bun/fun, bowl/foal, ball/fall, bone/phone, box/fox

Minimal pairs b and f
Minimal pairs b and f

bin/fin, bite/fight, bun/fun, bowl/foal, ball/fall, bone/phone, box/fox

bat/mat, bike/mic, bug/mug, bait/mate, bend/mend

Minimal pairs b and m
Minimal pairs b and m

bat/mat, bike/mic, bug/mug, bait/mate, bend/mend

bee/pea, beg/peg, bear/pair, bull/pull, bath/path, 
bin/pin, beep/peep, bay/pay, beach/peach, bark/park, big/pig, bug/pug, bye/pie.

Minimal pairs b and p
Minimal pairs b and p

bee/pea, beg/peg, bear/pair, bull/pull, bath/path, bin/pin, beep/peep, bay/pay, beach/peach, bark/park, big/pig, bug/pug, bye/pie.

bolt/volt, boat/vote, ban/van, bale/veil, bowl/vole

Minimal pairs b and v
Minimal pairs b and v

bolt/volt, boat/vote, ban/van, bale/veil, bowl/vole

chain/Jane, cheep/jeep, chunk/junk, chive/jive, cello/jello, chest/jest

Minimal pairs ch and dg
Minimal pairs ch and dg

chain/Jane, cheep/jeep, chunk/junk, chive/jive, cello/jello, chest/jest

chop/shop, chair/share, cheep/sheep, chew/shoe, chip/ship

Minimal pairs ch and sh
Minimal pairs ch and sh

chop/shop, chair/share, cheep/sheep, chew/shoe, chip/ship

chop/top, chin/tin, chew/two, chick/tick, chalk/talk, chest/test, chip/tip, chart/tart, chair/tear

Minimal pairs ch and t
Minimal pairs ch and t

chop/top, chin/tin, chew/two, chick/tick, chalk/talk, chest/test, chip/tip, chart/tart, chair/tear

chew/ewe, cheer/year, cello/yellow, chore/your, chess/yes

Minimal pairs ch and j
Minimal pairs ch and j

chew/ewe, cheer/year, cello/yellow, chore/your, chess/yes

dough/bow, duck/buck, door/boar, dark/bark, dog/bog, dig/big, deep/beep

Minimal pairs d and b
Minimal pairs d and b

dough/bow, duck/buck, door/boar, dark/bark, dog/bog, dig/big, deep/beep

dig/fig, done/fun, dog/fog, deer/fear, dive/five, dorm/form, dawn/fawn, dish/fish, dairy/fairy, dude/food

Minimal pairs d and f
Minimal pairs d and f

dig/fig, done/fun, dog/fog, deer/fear, dive/five, dorm/form, dawn/fawn, dish/fish, dairy/fairy, dude/food

door/core, dog/cog, dart/cart, dawn/corn, dot/cot, dream/cream, dry/cry, drop/crop, drums/crumbs, dash/cash, dome/comb, dozen/cousin, dirt/Kurt, Dave/cave

Minimal pairs d and k
Minimal pairs d and k

door/core, dog/cog, dart/cart, dawn/corn, dot/cot, dream/cream, dry/cry, drop/crop, drums/crumbs, dash/cash, dome/comb, dozen/cousin, dirt/Kurt, Dave/cave

dough/no, dot/knot, Dale/nail, dice/nice, dome/gnome, dives/knives, doorway/Norway, doodle/noodle, debt/net

Minimal pairs d and n
Minimal pairs d and n

dough/no, dot/knot, Dale/nail, dice/nice, dome/gnome, dives/knives, doorway/Norway, doodle/noodle, debt/net

dip/sip, duck/suck, dough/sew, deal/seal, dent/cent, door/sore, Dale/sail, doc/sock, deep/seep, Dave/save, ding/sing

Minimal pairs d and s
Minimal pairs d and s

dip/sip, duck/suck, dough/sew, deal/seal, dent/cent, door/sore, Dale/sail, doc/sock, deep/seep, Dave/save, ding/sing

den/ten, dip/tip, down/town, dart/tart, dent/tent, drain/train, deer/tear, duck/tuck

Minimal pairs d and t
Minimal pairs d and t

den/ten, dip/tip, down/town, dart/tart, dent/tent, drain/train, deer/tear, duck/tuck

door/thaw, dirty/thirty, din/thin, drone/throne, dump/thump

Minimal pairs d and th voiceless
Minimal pairs d and th voiceless

door/thaw, dirty/thirty, din/thin, drone/throne, dump/thump

those/doze, they/day, though/dough, then/den, than/Dan

Minimal pairs d and th voiced
Minimal pairs d and th voiced

those/doze, they/day, though/dough, then/den, than/Dan

dot/yacht, day/yay, dawn/yawn, dam/yam, deer/year, duck/yuk!, dummy/yummy

Minimal pairs d and j
Minimal pairs d and j

dot/yacht, day/yay, dawn/yawn, dam/yam, deer/year, duck/yuk!, dummy/yummy

dip/zip, den/zen, do/zoo, dimmer/zimmer (frame), 
doom/zoom

Minimal pairs d and z
Minimal pairs d and z

dip/zip, den/zen, do/zoo, dimmer/zimmer (frame), 
doom/zoom

Jane/chain, jeep/cheep, junk/chunk, jive/chive, jello/cello, jest/chest

Minimal pairs dg and ch
Minimal pairs dg and ch

Jane/chain, jeep/cheep, junk/chunk, jive/chive, jello/cello, jest/chest

jug/mug, jail/mail, Jolly/Molly, Joe/mow, June/moon, jello/mellow, jingle/mingle

Minimal pairs dz and m
Minimal pairs dz and m

jug/mug, jail/mail, Jolly/Molly, Joe/mow, June/moon, jello/mellow, jingle/mingle

jay/yay!, joke/yolk, jam/yam, jetty/yeti, gel/yell, 
Jack/yak, jail/Yale

Minimal pairs dz and j
Minimal pairs dz and j

jay/yay!, joke/yolk, jam/yam, jetty/yeti, gel/yell, 
Jack/yak, jail/Yale

fin/bin, fight/bite, fun/bun, foal/bowl, fall/ball, phone/bone, fox/box

Minimal pairs f and b
Minimal pairs f and b

fin/bin, fight/bite, fun/bun, foal/bowl, fall/ball, phone/bone, fox/box

fig/dig, fun/done, fog/dog, fear/deerfive/dive, form/dorm, fawn/dawn, fish/dish, fairy/dairy, food/dude

Minimal pairs f and d
Minimal pairs f and d

fig/dig, fun/done, fog/dog, fear/deerfive/dive, form/dorm, fawn/dawn, fish/dish, fairy/dairy, food/dude

fair/hair, fit/hit, foal/hole, fork/hawk, fear/hear, foam/home, fang/hang, feather/heather, feet/heat, fold/hold, five/hive, fail/hail, foal/hole, funny/honey

Minimal pairs f and h
Minimal pairs f and h

fair/hair, fit/hit, foal/hole, fork/hawk, fear/hear, foam/home, fang/hang, feather/heather, feet/heat, fold/hold, five/hive, fail/hail, funny/honey

fan/pan, fin/pin, faint/paint, fig/pig, fair/pair, fare/pear, foal/pole, four/pour, fast/past, fork/pork, fax/packs, fine/pine, fool/pool, full/pull, fail/pail, fence/pence, file/pile, firm/perm, fix/picks, fade/paid

Minimal pairs f and p
Minimal pairs f and p

fan/pan, fin/pin, faint/paint, fig/pig, fair/pair, fare/pear, foal/pole, four/pour, fast/past, fork/pork, fax/packs, fine/pine, fool/pool, full/pull, fail/pail, fence/pence, file/pile, firm/perm, fix/picks, fade/paid

fun/sun, fight/sight, feed/seed, fine/sign, fox/socks, fix/six, fit/sit,  fail/sail, foot/soot, funny/sunny

Minimal pairs f and s
Minimal pairs f and s

fun/sun, fight/sight, feed/seed, fine/sign, fox/socks, fix/six, fit/sit,  fail/sail, foot/soot, funny/sunny

fin/thin, four/thaw, thorn/fawn, thread/Fred

Minimal pairs f and th
Minimal pairs f and th

fin/thin, four/thaw, thorn/fawn, thread/Fred

Minimal pairs f and v

Minimal Pairs F and V

fan/van, fine/vine, foal/vole, file/vile, fail/veil

Minimal pairs g and k

Minimal Pairs G and K

gap/cap, gauge/cage, guard/card, goal/coal, goat/coat, gold/cold, ghost/coast, gale/kale, glass/class, glue/clue, great/crate, grab/crab, gut/cut, gawk/cork

Minimal Pairs H and F

hair/fair, hit/fit, hole/foal, hawk/fork, hear/fear, home/foam, hang/fang, heather/feather, heat/feet, hold/fold, hive/five, hail/fail, honey/funny

Minimal pairs h and f
Minimal pairs h and f

Minimal Pairs H and F

hair/fair, hit/fit, hole/foal, hawk/fork, hear/fear, home/foam, hang/fang, heather/feather, heat/feet, hold/fold, hive/five, hail/fail, honey/funny

Minimal pairs h and k

Minimal Pairs H and K

heart/cart, horn/corn, half/calf, hat/cat, hole/coal, height/kite, hatch/catch, hot/cot, home/comb, hiss/kiss, handle/candle, hamper/camper, herb/kerb, hop/cop, horn/corn, hold/cold, hook/cook, huff/cuff

Minimal pairs h and r

Minimal pairs H and R

hat/rat, hug/rug, hose/rose, hail/rail, heel/reel, head/red, hole/roll, ham/ram, height/write, hide/ride, honey/runny, hip/rip, hoe/row, hope/rope, hoot/root, hush/rush, hash(tag)/rash

Minimal pairs h and s

Minimal Pairs H and S

heat/seat, heel/seal, hand/sand, hoot/suit, hoop/soup, height/sight, hinge/singe, hill/sill, horse/sauce, hope/soap

core/door, cog/dog, cart/dart, corn/dawn, cot/dot, cream/dream, cry/dry, crop/drop, crumbs/drums, cash/dash, comb/dome, cousin/dozen, Kurt/dirt, cave/Dave

Minimal pairs k and d
Minimal pairs k and d

core/door, cog/dog, cart/dart, corn/dawn, cot/dot, cream/dream, cry/dry, crop/drop, crumbs/drums, cash/dash, comb/dome, cousin/dozen, Kurt/dirt, cave/Dave

Minimal pairs k and g

Minimal Pairs K and G

cap/gap, cage/gauge, card/guard, coal/goal, coat/goat, cold/gold, coast/ghost, kale/gale, class/glass, clue/glue, crate/great, crab/grab, cut/gut, cork/gawk

Minimal pairs k and h

Minimal Pairs K and H

cart/heart, corn/horn, calf/half, cat/hat, coal/hole, 
kite/height, catch/hatch, cot/hot, comb/home, kiss/hiss, candle/handle, camper/hamper, kerb/herb, cop/hop, corn/horn, cold/hold, cook/hook, cuff/huff

Minimal pairs k and t

Minimal Pairs K and T

key/tea, cap/tap, cub/tub, call/tall, cool/tool, cape/tape, coffee/toffee

Minimal pairs l and n

Minimal Pairs L and N

light/night, lock/knock, line/nine, lap/nap, lead/knead, lumber/number, Leon/neon

Minimal pairs l and r

Minimal Pairs L and R

lace/race, lake/rake, lock/rock, light/right, lion/Ryan, lead/read, leek/reek, loyal/royal, long/wrong, locket/rocket, lamp/ramp, leaf/reef

Minimal pairs l and w

Minimal Pairs L and W

lead/weed, lock/wok, light/white, link/wink, lizard/wizard, leather/weather, leave/weave, late/wait, letter/wetter, lighthouse/Whitehouse, little/whittle,
lick/wick, leap/weep, lay/weigh

Minimal pairs l and y

Minimal Pairs L and Y

lamb/yam, lay/yay!, lawn/yawn, lot/yacht, lap/yap, lard/yard, lung/young, luck/yuk!

mat/bat, mic/bike, mug/bug, mate/bait, mend/bend

Minimal pairs m and b
Minimal pairs m and b

mat/bat, mic/bike, mug/bug, mate/bait, mend/bend

mug/jug, mail/jail, jolly/Molly, Joe/mow, June/moon, jello/mellow, jingle/mingle

Minimal pairs m and dz
Minimal pairs m and dz

mug/jug, mail/jail, jolly/Molly, Joe/mow, June/moon, jello/mellow, jingle/mingle

Minimal pairs m and n

Minimal Pairs M and N

mail/nail, man/Nan, map/nap, mow/no, mitt/knit, meal/kneel, mine/nine, moat/note, metal/nettle, moon/noon, Nicky/Mickey (mouse)

no/dough, knot/dot, nail/Dale, nice/dice, gnome/dome, knives/dives, Norway/doorway, noodle/doodle, net/debt

Minimal pairs n and d
Minimal pairs n and d

no/dough, knot/dot, nail/Dale, nice/dice, gnome/dome, knives/dives, Norway/doorway, noodle/doodle, net/debt

Minimal pairs n and l

Minimal Pairs N and L

night/light, knock/lock, nine/line, nap/lap, knead/lead, number/lumber, neon/Leon

Minimal pairs n and m

Minimal Pairs N and M

nail/mail, Nan/man, nap/map, no/mow, knit/mitt, 
kneel/meal, nine/mine, note/moat, nettle/metal, noon/moon, Mickey (mouse)/Nicky

Minimal pairs n and ng

Minimal Pairs N and NG

fan/fang, win/wing, tonne/tongue, gone/gong, ban/bang, raisin/raising

Minimal pairs ng and n

Minimal Pairs NG and N

fang/fan, wing/win, tongue/tonne, gong/gone, bang/ban, raising/raisin

pea/bee, peg/beg, pair/bear, pull/bull, path/bath, pin/bin, peep/beep, pay/bay, peach/beach, park/bark, pig/big, pug/bug, pie/bye.

Minimal pairs p and b
Minimal pairs p and b

pea/bee, peg/beg, pair/bear, pull/bull, path/bath, pin/bin, peep/beep, pay/bay, peach/beach, park/bark, pig/big, pug/bug, pie/bye.

pan/fan, pin/fin, paint/faint, pig/fig, pair/fair, pear/fare,  pole/foal, pour/four, past/fast, pork/fork, packs/fax, pine/fine, pool/fool, pull/full, pail/fail, pence/fence, pile/file, perm/firm, picks/fix, paid/fade

Minimal pairs p and f
Minimal pairs p and f

pan/fan, pin/fin, paint/faint, pig/fig, pair/fair, pear/fare,  pole/foal, pour/four, past/fast, pork/fork, packs/fax, pine/fine, pool/fool, pull/full, pail/fail, pence/fence, pile/file, perm/firm, picks/fix, paid/fade

Minimal pairs r and h

Minimal pairs R and H

rat/hat, rug/hug, rose/hose, rail/hail, reel/heel, red/head, roll/hole, ram/ham, write/height, ride/hide, runny/honey, rip/hip, row/hoe, rope/hope, root/hoot, rush/hush, rash/hash

Minimal pairs r and l

Minimal Pairs R and L

race/lace, rake/lake, rock/lock, right/light, right/light, Ryan/lion, read/lead, reek/leek, royal/loyal, wrong/long, rocket/locket, ramp/lamp, reef/leaf

Minimal pairs r and w

Minimal Pairs R and W

rock/wok, rag/wag, rig/wig, ring/wing, run/one, rail/whale, right/white, rich/witch, rest/west, ride/wide

Minimal pairs r and y

Minimal Pairs R and Y

Ray/yay!, root/ute, rot/yacht, ram/yam, rack/yak

sip/dip, suck/duck, sew/dough, seal/deal, cent/dent, sore/door, sail/Dale, sock/doc, seep/deep, save/Dave, sing/ding

Minimal pairs s and d
Minimal pairs s and d

sip/dip, suck/duck, sew/dough, seal/deal, cent/dent, sore/door, sail/Dale, sock/doc, seep/deep, save/Dave, sing/ding

sun/fun, sight/fight, seed/feed, sign/fine, socks/fox, six/fix, sit/fit,  sail/fail, soot/foot, sunny/funny

Minimal pairs s and f
Minimal pairs s and f

sun/fun, sight/fight, seed/feed, sign/fine, socks/fox, six/fix, sit/fit,  sail/fail, soot/foot, sunny/funny

Minimal pairs s and h

Minimal Pairs S and H

seat/heat, seal/heel, sand/hand, suit/hoot, soup/hoop, 
sight/height, singe/hinge, sill/hill, sauce/horse, soap/hope

Minimal pairs s and sh

Minimal Pairs S and SH

sew/show, seat/sheet, sour/shower, sip/ship, sock/shock

Minimal pairs s and t

Minimal Pairs S and T

sub/tub, sip/tip, sew/toe, sail/tail, sea/tea, sack/tack, cent/tent, son/tonne, sour/tower, sigh/tie, song/tong

Minimal pairs s and th voiceless

Minimal Pairs S and TH (voiceless)

sink/think, sum/thumb, size/thighs, sing/thing, sick/thick

Minimal pairs s and z

Minimal Pairs S and Z

Initial: sip/zip, sink/zinc
Final: bus/buzz, ice/eyes, price/prize

shoes/choose, shop/chop, share/chair, sheep/cheap, shoe/chew, ship/chip

Minimal pairs sh and ch
Minimal pairs sh and ch

shop/chop, share/chair, sheep/cheap, shoe/chew, ship/chip

Minimal pairs sh and s

Minimal Pairs SH and S

show/sew, sheet/seat, shower/sour, ship/sip, shock/sock

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Minimal Pairs SH and Y

shoe/ewe, shell/yell, shirt/yurt, shack/yak, shear/year, Shawn/yawn

top/chop, tin/chin, two/chew, tick/chick, talk/chalk, test/chest, tip/chip, tart/chart, tear/chair

Minimal pairs t and ch
Minimal pairs t and ch

top/chop, tin/chin, two/chew, tick/chick, talk/chalk, test/chest, tip/chip, tart/chart, tear/chair

ten/den, tip/dip, town/down, tart/dart, tent/dent, train/drain, tear/deer, tuck/duck

Minimal pairs t and d
Minimal pairs t and d

ten/den, tip/dip, town/down, tart/dart, tent/dent, train/drain, tear/deer, tuck/duck

Minimal pairs t and k

Minimal Pairs T and K

tea/key, tap/cap, tub/cub, tall/call, tool/cool, tape/cape, toffee/coffee

Minimal pairs t and s

Minimal Pairs T and S

tub/sub, tip/sip, toe/sew, tail/sail, tea/sea, tack/sack, 
tent/cent, tonne/son, tower/sour, tie/sigh, tong/song

thumb/dumb, thaw/door, thirty/dirty, thin/din, throne/drone, thump/dump

th and d minimal pairs voiceless
th and d minimal pairs voiceless

thumb/dumb, thaw/door, thirty/dirty, thin/din, throne/drone, thump/dump

those/doze, they/day, though/dough, then/den, than/Dan

th and d minimal pairs voiced
th and d minimal pairs voiced

those/doze, they/day, though/dough, then/den, than/Dan

thin/fin, thaw/four, fawn/thorn

Minimal pairs th and f
Minimal pairs th and f

thin/fin, thaw/four, fawn/thorn

Minimal pairs th and s voiceless

Minimal Pairs TH and S (voiceless)

think/sink, thumb/sum, thighs/size, thing/sing, thick/sick

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Minimal Pairs TH and ZH (voiceless)

rouge/Ruth

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Minimal Pairs ZH and TH (voiced)

beige/bathe

volt/bolt, vote/boat, van/ban, veil/bale, vole/bowl

Minimal pairs v and b
Minimal pairs v and b

volt/bolt, vote/boat, van/ban, veil/bale, vole/bowl

Minimal pairs v and f

Minimal Pairs V and F

van/fan, vine/fine, vole/foal, vile/file, veil/fail

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Minimal Pairs V and W

veil/whale, vest/west, vet/wet, vow/wow!, volley/wally

Minimal pairs w and l

Minimal Pairs W and L

weed/lead, wok/lock, white/light, wink/link, 
wizard/lizard, weather/leather, weave/leave, wait/late, wetter/letter, Whitehouse/lighthouse, whittle/little, weep/leap, wick/lick, weigh/lay

Minimal pairs w and r

Minimal Pairs W and R

wok/rock, wag/rag, wig/rig, wing/ring, run/one, whale/rail, white/right, witch/rich, west/rest, wide/ride

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Minimal Pairs W and V

whale/veil, west/vest, wet/vet, wow!/vow, wally/volley

ewe/chew, year/cheer, yellow/cello, your/chore, yes/chess

Minimal pairs j and ch
Minimal pairs j and ch

ewe/chew, year/cheer, yellow/cello, your/chore, yes/chess

yacht/dot, yay/day, yawn/dawn, yam/dam, year/deer, yuk!/duck, yummy/dummy

Minimal pairs j and d
Minimal pairs j and d

yacht/dot, yay/day, yawn/dawn, yam/dam, year/deer, yuk!/duck, yummy/dummy

yay!/jay, yolk/joke, yam/jam, yeti/jetty, yell/gel, yak/Jack, Yale/jail

Minimal Pairs j and dz
Minimal Pairs j and dz

yay!/jay, yolk/joke, yam/jam, yeti/jetty, yell/gel, yak/Jack, Yale/jail

Minimal pairs y and l

Minimal Pairs Y and L

yam/lamb, yay!/lay, yawn/lawn, yacht/lot, yap/lap, 
yard/lard, young/lung, yuk!/luck

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Minimal Pairs Y and R

yay!/ray, ute/root, yacht/rot, yam/ram, yak/rack

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Minimal Pairs Y and SH

ewe/shoe, yell/shell, yurt/shirt, yak/shack, year/shear, yawn/Shawn

zip/dip, zen/den, zoo/do, zimmer (frame)/dimmer, 
zoom/doom

Minimal pairs z and d
Minimal pairs z and d

zip/dip, zen/den, zoo/do, zimmer (frame)/dimmer, 
zoom/doom

Minimal pairs z and s

Minimal Pairs Z and S

Initial: zip/sip, zinc/sink
Final: buzz/bus, eyes/ice, prize/price

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Minimal Pairs Z and ZH

lose/luge, bays/beige, ruse/rouge

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Minimal Pairs ZH and TH (voiceless)

rouge/Ruth

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Minimal Pairs ZH and TH (voiced)

beige/bathe

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Minimal Pairs ZH and Z

luge/lose, beige/bays, rouge/ruse

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