1. Give the following transcribed words in standard English orthography. 
a. [mæʤɪk]  magic
b. [flɑks]       flocks or phlox  
c. [ɪkskjus]   excuse (the noun)
d. [əsaɪn]       assign

2. a. Give a phonetic description of each of the symbols listed below. 
b. For each sound in the list in (2) that appears in English, give an English word that contains that sound. If the sound is not found in English, write n/a. 

            Description                                                                            English Word 
i. ŋ       voiced velar nasal                                                               sing, bank
ii. i      close (or high), front, tense, unrounded vowel        see, sea, belief
iii. θ    voiceless (inter)dental fricative                                     thin, ether, teeth
iv. ɛ    open-mid (or mid), front, lax, unrounded vowel    set, beck
v. β       voiced bilabial fricative                                                    n/a
vi. ʃ       voiceless postalveolar fricative                                    shoe, nation
vii. ʊ     close (or high), back, lax, round vowel                    look, put

 3. a. Give the phonetic symbol that represents the descriptions below 
b. For each sound described in the list below that appears in English, give an English word that contains that sound. If the sound is not found in English, write n/a. 
                                                                              Symbol            English Word 
i.tense mid back round vowel                o                   bow, sew, oh
ii. voiceless velar stop                                k                    cock, take
iii.voiced (inter)dental fricative            ð                    then, either, teethe
iv. voiced palatal fricative                        Ʒ                    measure, rouge
v. voiced alveolar affricate                      dz                    n/a
vi.  low back unround vowel                  ɑ                       law, box