UNIT 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 6 /e/

LESSON 6 /e/

COMMON SPELLING PATTERNS  /e/

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e                                  egg, beg, fled

ea                                 deaf, head, bread

Source: (Mojsin, 2016)

HOW TO PRONOUNCE /e/

  1. Open your mouth a bit with your lips moving sideways like you’re smiling. ()
  2. Your tongue is relaxed
  3. Front part of the tongue is in mid low position

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COMMON JAPANESE MISTAKE

Students usually interchange /e/ and /ei/ sounds.

MINIMAL PAIRS /e/ /ei/

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Read and listen to the differences between /æ/ and /ɑ/

Test your listening skill by asking someone to RANDOMLY read a word and try to guess which word was read.
/e/ /ei/
bet /bét/ bait /béit/
met /mét/ mate /méit/
sell /sél/ sale /séil/
pled /pléd/ played /pléid/

LET US PRACTICE /e/

Practice pronouncing the /e/ sound using the words below.

HOW TO PRACTICE

  1. LISTEN to the audio file.
  2. COPY how the words are pronounced.
  3. SLOWLY read the words.
  4. LOOK at your mouth and tongue movement using a MIRROR.
  5. ALWAYS practice.
TWO-SYLLABLE WORDS /e/
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INITIAL

  1. elbow

/élbou/

  1. extra

/ékstrə/

  1. every

/évri:/

MEDIAL

  1. respect

/rispékt/

  1. effect

/ifékt/

  1. event

/ivént/

THREE-SYLLABLE WORDS /e/
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INITIAL

  1. anytime

/éni:taim/

  1. ecstatic

/ekstǽtik/

  1. elderly

/éldɚli:/

MEDIAL

  1. election

/ilékʃn/

  1. remember

/rimémbɚ/

  1. sensitive

/sénsitiv/

LET US PHRASE IT

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  1. get eggs

/gét égs/

  1. beg again

/bég əgén/

  1. many pens

/méni péns/

  1. never ending

/névɚ éndiŋ/

TONGUE TWISTER

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Ted’s pet ate Meg’s lemon cake.

/téds pét éit mégs lémən kéik/

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