Lipreading Consonants - Just what letter does that word begin with?
Some consonants can be difficult to distinguish (e.g. b, m and p look very similar) and some consonants cannot be seen on the lips (e.g. c, g and h). For b, m and p, a speaker's mouth pouts in different yet subtle ways and the shaping of these three letters on the lips is therefore different. As in real life, what might appear to be the end of the word may indeed be no more that the speaker closing their mouth.
This is a multiple choice game and, in each part, you will be presented with a list of words. You are to watch the speaker in the 'one word' film clip and select your choice of word from that accompanying list. You get more than one chance, so keep trying until you choose correctly. The game will then automatically move on to the next multiple choice sample.
If you're ready, you can now press 'play'.