Lipreading Practice

"When I got into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a doctor told me to give up the course as I'd be totally deaf within a couple of years. But I refused to give in."

Stephanie Beacham

Words for Practice

words for practice

Using the words exercises

For each sound there are extra words for you to practise lipreading.

You can use a mirror to practise on your own or better still practise with a friend or group of friends.

People speak differently and it’s good to practise lipreading other people so that you can recognise the sounds even if they appear slightly different on other people’s mouths.

For some sounds there are other exercises for you to do if you wish. You decide how you wish to use what is available at the moment.

The answers are included so you can check if you were right.

You can try other ways of practising lipreading.

If you are watching the news or other TV programme you could record it with subtitles. You could then either

  1. practise lipreading the whole passage or parts of it with reduced or no sound and subtitles off putting sound up and subtitles on to check how you got on.
  2. you could choose a sound to identify and track this sound throughout the piece again using sound and subtitles on to check how you got on.

Some people are easier to lipread than others so it’s worth watching to see who you find easy to lipread to start with. It’s best to aim for success especially when we are beginning to learn to lipread.