Vowel sounds – ɪ and iː – Pronunciation


For many learners from many different languages it can be difficult to hear the difference between these two sounds.

voqels-I

A short sound it appears in words like hit, give and click.

vowels-i

A long sound, it appears in words like teen and beach.




Listen to the words below and then drag and drop them according to the sound you hear.






Now complete the word you hear in the exercise below. All the words use either the i or i: sounds.

I love playing cricket but especially when we play on the beach I live right next to the sea so I often see ships out of my window. It’s a bit windy living here but I’ll never leave

I love playing (cricket) but especially when we play on the (beach) I (live) right next to the (sea) so I often see (ships) out of my window. It’s a bit (windy) living here but I’ll never (leave)

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