I like watching the washing machine
No, not a random facebook status but yet another post on pronunciation! Every English student has problems with some aspects of English pronunciation and perhaps the best way to highlight the differences between some of the minimal pairs is to include both in a fun sentence, like the one above.
Here are some other ideas:
There’s a bird on the board.
I walk to work.
There was a fat bat sitting in a vat of blood.
She used her fan to push the van.