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  • Hello guys.

  • This is [email protected]nny.

  • Welcome to this English pronunciation video.

  • In this video we will focus on two English vowel sounds:

  • /I/ and /i:/

  • Now I know they sound very similar, but they are different.

  • And they are two very important vowel sounds in English.

  • So let's start with our two example words:

  • sit

  • Now listen to how I pronounce this word.

  • sit

  • Can you hear the /i/ sound?

  • sit

  • Now listen to another word:

  • seat

  • Can you hear the pronunciation?

  • seat /i:/

  • /i:/ sound.

  • seat

  • sit

  • seat

  • I know it can be difficult at first.

  • But with a little bit of practice, I'm sure you will hear them differently.

  • Although they are similar, they are two different vowel sounds.

  • I promise you by the end of this video

  • you will hear and pronounce them differently.

  • Get ready students.

  • I'm gonna help you make these vowel sounds /I/ and /i:/.

  • I really want you to be able to hear the difference and to pronounce them correctly.

  • It is very important for you to know the IPA spelling.

  • Watch how I move my mouth.

  • And always repeat after me in this video.

  • I know that you can master these vowel sounds.

  • Let's get started.

  • First, let's try to make the sound /I/.

  • So when you pronounce, it your tongue is a little higher in your mouth, closer to the

  • front.

  • /I/ Stretch out your lips a little.

  • And it's a short sound.

  • /I/ Repeat after me.

  • /I/ /I/

  • /I/ Let's now practice with the word, sit.

  • Repeat after me.

  • sit sit sit Good guys.

  • Let's now practice the second sound, /i:/.

  • So the tongue has the same position.

  • It's a little bit higher, closer to the front.

  • But, when you say /i:/, you stretch out your lips a little more.

  • And it's a long sound.

  • /i:/

  • Your lips should feel a little tighter, too.

  • /i:/

  • Repeat after me.

  • /i:/

  • /i:/

  • /i:/

  • Let's practice with the word, seat.

  • Repeat after me.

  • seat seat

  • seat Good guys.

  • So we're going to use minimal pairs.

  • They're words with very similar sounds, but the actual vowel sounds are different.

  • And they're a very good way to practice these vowel sounds.

  • So let's now practice together.

  • First, just the sounds.

  • Watch my mouth.

  • And repeat after me.

  • /I/ /I/

  • /I/ /i:/

  • /i:/

  • /i:/

  • /I/ /i:/

  • /I/ /i:/

  • /I/ /i:/

  • Can you see my mouth?

  • Okay let's now practice with the words.

  • sit sit sit seat seat seat

  • sit seat sit seat sit seat Good job guys.

  • Okay guys let's now move on to minimal pairs.

  • I have a few for you.

  • I'm gonna read them to you.

  • I want you to be very careful.

  • Look at my mouth - how it moves.

  • And repeat after me.

  • Let's get started.

  • bid bead bin been

  • bit beat bitch beach

  • biz bees blip bleep

  • chick cheek chip cheap

  • chit cheat did deed

  • dip deep fill feel

  • fist feast fit feet

  • fizz fees gin gene

  • grid greed grin green

  • hid heed hill he'll

  • hip heap his he's

  • hit heat ill eel

  • is ease it eat

  • itch each kid keyed

  • kip keep knit neat

  • lick leak lip leap

  • mill meal mitt meet

  • pick peek pill peel

  • pip peep piss peace

  • pit peat pitch peach

  • risen reason slick sleek

  • slip sleep slit sleet

  • shin sheen sick seek

  • sill seal sim seem

  • sin seen sip seep

  • skid skied skim scheme

  • skit skeet still steel

  • till teal tin teen

  • wit wheat Let's practice further.

  • I'm now going to show you some words and I want you to read them with the proper

  • English vowel sound.

  • /I/ or /i:/

  • Let's get started.

  • Let's start with the first word.

  • Now what's the pronunciation of this word?

  • Is it sit or is it seat?

  • Of course it is sit.

  • Next word.

  • Is it chick or is it cheek?

  • It's chick.

  • Next word.

  • fill or feel?

  • fill Next word.

  • his or he's?

  • Of course his.

  • chin or cheat?

  • Its cheat.

  • Is it pip or is it peep?

  • Of course people it's pip.

  • Next word.

  • bitch or beach?

  • It's beach.

  • Then we have sit or seat.

  • Which one is it?

  • It's seat.

  • his oh he's?

  • It's he's.

  • And finally, is it hill or heel?

  • It's heel.

  • Great guys.

  • Let's continue on.

  • Okay guys, let's now move on to sentences.

  • I have a few sentences for you with different /I/ and /i:/

  • sounds.

  • So pay attention and repeat after me.

  • The first sentence is: Pick a seat and sit without making a peep.

  • The second sentence: Don't peel a peach or eat its pit.

  • And finally.

  • I feel sick and ill after eating the big meal.

  • Excellent guys.

  • Let's move on.

  • Great job guys.

  • I know you now have a better understanding of the difference between the English vowel

  • sounds /I/ and /i:/.

  • It's difficult.

  • It takes time and practice to master, but you can do it.

  • So keep practicing and make sure to watch my other pronunciation videos

  • very important if you want to improve your English skills.

  • See you next time.

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  • Bye Hello guys and welcome to this English pronunciation

  • video.

  • In this video, I'm going to focus on two very important vowel sounds in English.

  • /e/ and /ɪ/ Let's take two example words.

  • The first word is 'bed'.

  • Can you hear /e/ the sound?

  • 'bed' Now the second word is, bid.

  • Can you hear the /ɪ/ sound?

  • bid bed bid I know they sound similar, but they are different.

  • And with a little bit of practice, you will start hearing them differently.

  • I promise you that.

  • So keep watching.

  • Get ready guys.

  • I am going to help you make these sounds /e/ and /ɪ/.

  • I want you to be able to hear the difference and to pronounce them correctly.

  • It's very important, also for you to know the IPA spelling.

  • Watch how I move my mouth.

  • And as usual, repeat after me.

  • I know that you can master these vowel sounds, So let's get to it.

  • So let's first practice how to make the sound /e/.

  • So your tongue is in a middle part of your mouth.

  • /e/ Watch my mouth.

  • How it moves.

  • /e/ Can you watch my mouth and repeat after me

  • now?

  • /e/ /e/ /e/.

  • Okay let's now practice with a word, 'bed'.

  • Can you repeat after me?

  • bed bed bed Good job.

  • Moving on to the sound /ɪ/.

  • Now your tongue - it's a little higher than for the /e/ sound.

  • And you should stretch out your lips a little.

  • And it's a short sound.

  • /ɪ/ So let's practice.

  • Repeat after me.

  • /ɪ/ /ɪ/ /ɪ/ Let's practice with a word, 'bid'.

  • Watch how my mouth moves and repeat after me.

  • bid bid bid Okay guys, let's now use minimal pairs -

  • same words only the vowel sounds change.

  • They're a good way to practice these sounds.

  • But first just the sounds, so just watch how my mouth moves

  • and repeat after me.

  • /e/ /e/ /e/ /ɪ/ /ɪ/ /ɪ/ Let's now take the words 'bed' and 'bid'.

  • Repeat after me.

  • bed bed bed bid bid bid

  • bed bid bed bid bed bid Good, guys.

  • Okay guys, let's now read minimal pairs together.

  • Repeat after me.

  • And watch how my mouth moves.

  • Let's go.

  • beg big bell bill

  • belt built bet bit

  • bless bliss check chick

  • clench clinch crept crypt

  • dead did desk disk

  • fell fill fleck flick

  • gem gym head hid

  • heck hick hell hill

  • hem him hex hicks

  • Ken kin led lid

  • left lift lest list

  • let lit mess miss

  • meddle middle messed mist

  • peg pig pet pit

  • set sit quell quill

  • Okay let's continue practicing.

  • I'm now going to show you some words and I want you to read them with the proper

  • English vowel sound /e/ and /ɪ/.

  • Let's get started.

  • Let's start with the first word.

  • Which one is it? 'beg' or 'big'?

  • It's beg.

  • Next word.

  • Which one is it? 'bet'or 'bit'?

  • It's 'bit'.

  • Next word.

  • Which one is it? 'mess' or 'miss'?

  • It's 'mess'.

  • The following word.

  • Which one is it? 'set' or 'sit'?

  • It's 'set' of course.

  • Next word.

  • Which one is it? 'left' or 'lift'?

  • lift Next word.

  • 'hell' or 'hill'?

  • 'hill' obviously.

  • Next word.

  • 'beg' or 'big'?

  • It's 'big' this time.

  • Next word.

  • 'dead' or 'did'?

  • It's 'dead'of course.

  • Then we have 'mess' or 'miss'?

  • It is 'miss'.

  • And finally, 'dead' or 'did'? 'did'

  • Great guys!

  • Let's continue on.

  • Okay guys.

  • Moving on to sentences now.

  • I have sentences for you and they're filled with /e/ and /ɪ/ sounds.