UNIT 3: /i:/ and /ɪ/

UNIT 3: /i:/ and /ɪ/

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CHAPTER 1: Vowels

UNIT 3: /i:/ and /ɪ/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/i:/

WordIPASound
seat/siːt/ 
queen/kwiːn/ 
deep/diːp/ 

Open your mouth sideways, as if you are smiling widely showing your teeth. Take notice that the lips are tensed.

Tongue is slightly touching the back of the lower teeth.

/ɪ/

WordIPASound
sit/sɪt/ 
fish/fɪʃ/ 
king/kɪŋ/ 

Smile a little. Take notice that the lips are more relaxed here than the one on the left.

Tongue is slightly touching the back of the lower teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
tree/triː/ 
meal/miːl/ 
eat/iːt/ 
green/ɡriːn/ 
sea/siː/ 
sheep/ʃiːp/ 
beach/biːtʃ/ 
east/iːst/ 
cheese/tʃiːz/ 
each/iːtʃ/ 
feel/fiːl/ 
dream/driːm/ 
sweet/swiːt/ 
speak/spiːk/ 
meal/miːl / 
leave/liːv/ 
WordIPASound
bit/bɪt/ 
kiss/kɪs/ 
list/lɪst/ 
chicken/tʃɪkən/ 
hit/hɪt/ 
ship/ʃɪp/ 
mirror/mɪrər/ 
win/wɪn/ 
little/lɪtl/ 
kick/kɪk/ 
fill/fɪl/ 
hill/hɪl/ 
exit/eɡzɪt/ 
dish/dɪʃ/ 
mill/mɪl/ 
live/lɪv/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/i:/
1. Please take a seat.
2. She loves to eat fruits.
3. I saw a flock of sheep.
4. The water is too deep.
/ɪ/
5. Please sit down.
6. I swim like a fish.
7. Mary rides a ship.
8. My mother likes to kiss me.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.
Tutor: Can you see the black sheep?
Student: No, I can’t see it.
Tutor: Can you see the white sheep?
Student: Is it the one behind the tree?
Tutor: Yes, it is. Can you also see the chicken?
Student: Yes, I can see the chicken.
Tutor: I love going to farms like this.
Student: Me too! I love the green trees and fresh air.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Peter keeps his seat clean.
Caesar paints Peter’s seat green.
2. Liza and Lyn lift the lid.
Then Lyn lists six living things.

  • Ouahida Guer

    very helpful thank you buti i can’t join yu there’s a problem my comments are not sent.