Rhyme Games – Test Your Pronunciation

A. In each set of four words, try to identify the one that does not rhyme with the others:
1) a) height    b) right    c) weight    d) white
2) a) law    b) low    c) door    d) sure
3) a) screw    b) through    c) true    d) though
4) a) thought    b) short    c) caught    d) float
5) a) laughed    b) craft    c) staffed    d) taught
6) a) board    b) scored    c) hard    d) ward
7) a) climb    b) limb    c) rhyme    d) time
8) a) player    b) where    c) prayer    d) mayor
9) a) fourth    b) worth    c) earth    d) birth
10) a) iron b) Byron c) ion d) lion
11) a) suit    b) quit    c) fruit    d) flute
12) a) first    b) worst    c) cursed    d) forced
13) a) cord    b) third    c) word    d) heard
14) a) major    b) wager    c) lager    d) pager
15) a) cough    b) rough    c) stuff    d) enough
16) a) walk    b) work    c) cork    d) fork
17) a) daughter    b) water    c) weather    d) shorter
18) a) wear    b) fear    c) here    d) beer
19) a) jazz    b) has    c) gas    d) pizzazz
20) a) so    b) sow    c) sew    d) saw
21) a) Thames    b) flames    c) games    d) James
22) a) nut    b) cut    c) shut    d) put
23) a) boot    b) route    c) suit    d) foot
24) a) speak    b) chic    c) sick    d) week
25) a) could    b) mould    c) should    d) would

B. Listen and check your answers:

C. For each set, try to find another rhyming word (e.g. 1) site; 2) four; 3) shoe; etc). NB For 19) this will be very difficult!


* This activity was first published on 6th February 2015 in Brushing Up, my monthly column for English language students in the online Italian newspaper daBITONTO.


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