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ENGLISH VOWELS. ENGLISH VOWEL Nº 1/ i : /. The front of the tongue is raised towards the hard palate. It is a FRONT vowel. The tongue is raised towards a close position, so it is a CLOSE vowel. The tongue is tense The lips are spread or neutral. REGULARLY SPELT:

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English vowels

ENGLISHVOWELS


English vowels

ENGLISH VOWEL Nº 1/ i:/

The front of the tongue is raised towards the hard palate. It is a FRONT vowel.

The tongue is raised towards a close position, so it is a CLOSE vowel.

The tongue is tense

The lips are spread or neutral.


English vowels

REGULARLY SPELT:

ee: tree, cheese, canteen

e: complete, be, these

ea: leaf, reason, sea

ie: piece, field, siege

ey, ei: seize, key, receive

i: machine, police, prestige, suite

NOTE: people


English vowels

ENGLISH VOWEL Nº 2 /ɪ/

The front of the tongue is raised towards the hard palate. It is a FRONT vowel.

The tongue height is near a half close position, so it is a half close vowel.

The tongue is lax.

The lips are spread.


English vowels

REGULARLY SPELT:

i: fifth, rich, sit, with

y: city, rhythm, symbol

e: pretty, needed, wicked, except. careless

ie: ladies, cities, countries

a: village, private

NOTE: build, Sunday


English vowels

ENGLISH VOWEL Nº 3 / e /

The front of the tongue is raised so, it is a FRONT vowel.

The tongue height is between half close and half open.

The tongue is lax.

The lips are slightly spread.


English vowels

REGULARLY SPELT:

e: bed, wet, went

ea: breath, dead, head

a: many, Thames

NOTE: says, said, bury, Geoffrey, Leicester, friend, ate, again.


English vowels

ENGLISH VOWEL Nº 4 /æ/

The front of the tongue is raised so, it is a FRONT vowel.

The height of the tongue is between half open and open.

The tongue is lax.

The lips are spread.


English vowels

REGULARLY SPELT:

a: hand, lamp, macho, marry, rash, sat

ai: plaid, plait


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