The different s-sounds

Words can end in three different s-sounds:
  • [s] which sounds like a snake:
  • [z] which sounds like a bee:
  • [əz]
Listen to the word and decide, which s-sound it ends with.
 
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  • The word steps ends with the sound
     
    • [z]
       
    • [ɪz]
       
    • [s]
       

  • The word plates ends with the sound
     
    • [z]
       
    • [ɪz]
       
    • [s]
       

  • The word keys ends with the sound
     
    • [z]
       
    • [s]
       
    • [ɪz]
       

  • The word skills ends with the sound
     
    • [z]
       
    • [s]
       
    • [ɪz]
       

  • The form closes ends with the sound
     
    • [z]
       
    • [ɪz]
       
    • [s]
       

  • The word languages ends with the sound
     
    • [z]
       
    • [ɪz]
       
    • [s]
       
 
 
For further audiovisual explanation, watch the following videoclip:
 

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