UNIT 1 Chapter 1 Lesson 5 /ei/

LESSON 5 /ei/

COMMON SPELLING PATTERNS  

Highlight and click the word to listen to its pronunciation or click the play button to listen to all the words.

a+consonant+e                Jane, bade, gave

ai                                       aid, aim, train

ay                                     day, away, clay

ei                                       eight, feign, vein

Source: (Mojsin, 2016)

HOW TO PRONOUNCE /ei/

 

  1. Imagine you are smiling
  2. Move your jaw down (/e/) () then up (/i/)().
  3. The front part of your tongue moves down a bit (/e/) ()and then up (/i/). ()
  4. Imagine (エイ)

英語耳 p. 73

COMMON JAPANESE MISTAKE

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

MINIMAL PAIRS /ei/ /e/

Highlight and click the word to listen to its pronunciation or click the play button to listen to all the words.
Read and listen to the differences between /ei/ and /e/

Test your listening skill by asking someone to RANDOMLY read a word and try to guess which word was read.

/ ei /

/e/

cane /kéin /

Ken /kén/

main /méin/

men /mén/

bade /béid/

bed /béd/

weight /wéit/

wet /wét/

LET US PRACTICE /ei/

Practice pronouncing the /ei/ 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 /ei/
Highlight and click the word to listen to its pronunciation or click the play button to listen to all the words.

INITIAL

  1. aidless

/éidlis/

  1. ailment

/éilmənt/

  1. acorn

/éikɔɚn/

MEDIAL

  1. basic

/béisik/

  1. neighbor

/néibɚ/

  1. weightless

/wéitləs/

FINAL

  1. café

/kæféi/

  1. portray

/pɔɚtréi/

3.parfait

/pɑɚféi/

THREE-SYLLABLE WORDS /ei/
Highlight and click the word to listen to its pronunciation or click the play button to listen to all the words.

INITIAL

  1. eightieth

  /éiti:əθ/

  1. aimlessly

/éimləsli:/

  1. athiest

/éiθi:əst/

MEDIAL

  1. remaining

/riméiniŋ/

  1. creative

/kriéitiv/

  1. operation

/ɑ:pəréiʃn/

FINAL

  1. anyway

/éni:wei/

  1. resumé

/rézəmei/

  1. runaway

/rʌ́nəwei/

LET US PHRASE IT

Highlight and click the word to listen to its pronunciation or click the play button to listen to all the words.
  1. bake a cake

/béik ə kéik/

  1. failed to explain

/féild tə ikspléin/

  1. strange display

/stréindʒ displéi/

  1. place the plate

/pléis ðə pléit/

TONGUE TWISTER

Highlight and click the word to listen to its pronunciation or click the play button to listen to all the words.

Jane failed to explain to Dave about today’s essay.

/dʒéin féild tə ikspléin tə déiv əbáut tədéis ései/

Click here to download ALL the AUDIO FILES