Lipreading Common Words

Lipreading Common Words - What do 'stand alone' everyday words look like on the lips?
In this game, there is no list of words to help you, so now you must use everything available to you to lipread the word. Remember that 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). Can you see the vowels? Is the end of the lip shape simply the speaker's mouth closing, or is it part of the word?

You are to look at the speaker's eyes, eyebrows and also the throat, all of which complement the lip pattern and therefore help you make an educated guess. Type your best guess in the box provided and press 'return' on your keyboard. If your first guess is incorrect, take another look at the sample before moving on to the next one, so that you can see how the correct word looks on the speaker's lips.

If you're ready, you can now press 'play'.