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Phonetics e-a



Session 13 is another ponethic session. This time we are going to practise the /e:/ sound and the /ei/ sound.

First listen to the following words:

/e:/
ten
desk
rest
test
press
net
fret
met

Now listen to these words and find out the difference:

/ei/
tape
late
great
main
plane
take
shape
save

Now let's compare both sounds:

men -- main
test -- taste
let -- late
get -- gate
wet -- wait
mad -- made
fret -- freight
sell -- sale
tell -- tale

It's important that you listen to these sounds before you read the words because the spelling is often different from the pronunciation.
OK, I hope to meet you in our English class where you can tell me your tale.
Author: Torsten Daerr