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English Pronunciation Deck: /ɪ/ and /iː/

1.07MB. 70 audio & 0 images. Updated 2017-11-14.

Description

This is a pronunciation deck I put together to help a Spanish-speaking student, but it may be of interest to any English learner who has issues differentiating between the vowel sounds /ɪ/ (hit) and /iː/ (heat). I used a list of minimal pairs from EnglishClub.com, with some tweaks: I skipped more obscure terms or overly slangy ones (though I kept "shit" and "bitch," so beware if practicing without headphones!) and also included homophones not listed on English Club's website (e.g. peak/pique/peek). All sound files are from Forvo and are American speakers as much as is possible; the card format is taken from Gabriel Wyner's preformatted "pronunciation" card type, specifically the "minimal pair" category.

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Word 1 hit
Recording 1
Word 1 IPA short "i"
Word 1 English
Word 2 heat
Recording 2
Word 2 IPA long "e"
Word 2 English
Word 3
Recording 3
Word 3 IPA
Word 3 English
Compare Word 2 to Word 3? (y = yes, leave blank = no)
Tags
Word 1 it
Recording 1
Word 1 IPA short "i"
Word 1 English
Word 2 eat
Recording 2
Word 2 IPA long "e"
Word 2 English
Word 3
Recording 3
Word 3 IPA
Word 3 English
Compare Word 2 to Word 3? (y = yes, leave blank = no)
Tags
Word 1 chip
Recording 1
Word 1 IPA short "i"
Word 1 English
Word 2 cheap
Recording 2
Word 2 IPA long "e"
Word 2 English
Word 3
Recording 3
Word 3 IPA
Word 3 English
Compare Word 2 to Word 3? (y = yes, leave blank = no)
Tags

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