Welcome to my cluster sounds resource page! If you're learning English as a second language, or if you're a native speaker looking to improve your pronunciation, you may have come across the term "cluster sounds". So, what are cluster sounds?
In English, a cluster sound (also known as a consonant cluster) is a group of two or more consonants that are pronounced together without any vowel sounds in between. These sounds can be challenging for English learners to master, as they require careful attention to mouth placement, breath control, and overall mouth movement.
On this page, I've compiled a list of common cluster sounds in English, along with some practice exercises to help you improve your pronunciation. By learning these sounds and practising them regularly, you can become a more confident and effective speaker of English.
Cluster sound /fr/: sentences
Francis fried fresh figs for his friends at the French farmhouse.
The fresh fragrance of the French fries from the fryer filled the friendly, frothy atmosphere of the café.
Cluster sound /pr/: sentences
The project manager's purchase order for the printer was promptly processed by procurement, allowing for the proposal presentation to proceed.
The prankster prince and his friends plotted a prank on the prim and proper princess.
Professor Pritchard's prized prize pig was praised by the press for its perfectly proportioned pork chops.
Cluster sound /tr/: sentences
The transportation industry in this country is constantly evolving with new technological advancements and infrastructure improvements.
The tricky tree troll tried to trick Trevor into taking a treasure that was trapped in a tattered trap.
Trixy the adventurous traveller trekked through treacherous terrain to reach the tranquil tranquillity of the tropical paradise.
Cluster sound /kr/: sentences
Chris grabbed the chrome cross from the crowded crate and cracked it against the creaky door.
The cranky crook crashed the fragile crystal into a thousand fragments on the slick blacktop.
The creeping crocodile crept closer and closer to the crunchy, crackling, crispy crust of the crustacean.
The crankshaft of the old broken-down truck creaked and cracked as it turned on the rugged, rocky terrain.
Cluster sound /dr/: sentences
Drew's driving drama drew a dreadful dream during the drizzle on the drawbridge.
The dragon drew a dramatic dress design and dropped it into the drink while Dr. Drew watched.
Dreadfully drunk, the driver drove his car off the edge of the dry driveway and crashed into a towering cedar tree.