The following exercises allow you to practise transcribing the keywords used in John Wells’s Accents of English for the transcription of different accent varieties. On this page, you can gain some experience transcribing the reference accent for British English, RP. Please try to see whether you remember the correct transcriptions or figure them out by modifying your input before referring back to the Lexical Sets page. Since this exercise is purely for practice, you will not be scored in any way and you can take as much time as you need to work through the page thoroughly.
Instructions: Transcribe each word in the box below it and then click on the button next to it to check your answer. A new window should pop up and let you know whether you’ve transcribed the key word correctly or not. If there are any errors, they will be indicated to you along with their position(s).