UNIT 2: /e/ and /æ/

UNIT 2: /e/ and /æ/

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CHAPTER 1: Vowels

UNIT 2: /e/ and /æ/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/e/

WordIPASound
pen/pen/ 
bend/bend/ 
dress/dres/ 

How to pronouce e sound

Part your lips slightly. Make sure that your mouth is relaxed. pronunciation
 

How to pronouce e sound 1

Tongue is raised midway and slightly touching the top of the lower teeth.

/æ/

WordIPASound
pan/pæn/ 
band/bænd/ 
mass/mæs/ 

How to pronouce æ sound

Open your mouth wide. Take note that the mouth is a little tenser than the one on the left.

How to pronouce æ sound 1

Tongue is placed behind and touching the lower teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
pet/pet/ 
egg/eg/ 
send/send/ 
desk/desk/ 
message/mesədʒ/ 
letter/letər/ 
bread/bred/ 
friend/frend/ 
guess/ɡes/ 
restaurant/restərɑːnt/ 
end/end/ 
bed/bed/ 
red/red/ 
better/betər/ 
best/best/ 
electric/əlektrɪk/ 
extra/ekstrə/ 
ten/ten/ 
fresh/freʃ/ 
heavy/hevi/ 
WordIPASound
hat/hæt/ 
pack/pæk/ 
language/læŋɡwədʒ/ 
dad/dæd/ 
bag/bæg/ 
jacket/dʒækət/ 
family/fæməli/ 
camera/kæmərə/ 
gas/ɡæs/ 
ham/hæm/ 
and/ænd/ 
bad/bæd/ 
black/blæk/ 
happy/hæpi/ 
mad/mæd/ 
hand/hænd/ 
fast/fæst/ 
sad/sæd/ 
factory/fæktəri/ 
angry/æŋɡri/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

 

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/e/
1. The pen has black ink.
2. I have a pet dog.
3. Beth will send him an email.
4. Please clean your desk.

/æ/
5. We fry eggs in a pan.
6. The band plays loud music.
7. My dad is a good man.
8. My family is going on a trip.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

A: We are here! It was a long trip.
B: This is a big hotel! I will help dad get our stuff.
A: Good. I will be at the reception’s desk.
B: Do you need a pen?
A: No, I have one in my bag.
B: Okay. Did mom pack sandwiches?
A: Yes, I hope she brought ham sandwiches.
B: Well, I want egg sandwiches.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. I beg my pet bird, Rex, to make a nest.
Rex pecks insects and makes a mess on the bed.
2. The band has fans from faraway lands.
They pack their bags and roam by van on the sand.

  • Chiến Binh Hòa Bình

    Thanks very much! It’s absolutely helpful ^^
    (I am not sure I don’t have any mistakes in writing this,actually I have quite bad English
    haha)