nobody likes change
Especially in English class. You have to learn new and unfamiliar things. It takes time and effort and your life is already so hard!
But sometimes it's worth it. Remember when you had to get up, walk across the room, and twist a knob on the TV to get one of the other three channels? (Ask your grandmother.) The remote control was a change...
How about changing the IBM Selectric ball on the electric typewriter to write one word in italics and then switching back to the Times New Roman ball? It took a while to get used to having dozens of fonts on your computer, but it was certainly worth it. Word processing was a change too...
Still nothing? Ok, remember when Cee Lo left The Voice and was replaced by Pharrell Williams? That was change...
The IPA can be like that too. We promise.
Can you match the IPA transcription
to the regular spelling versions?
Of course you can.
(See, you're an expert already!)