Short i vs. Long e Minimal Pairs /ɪ/ and /i/

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by Rike Neville

Price: 400 points or $4 USD

Subjects: ela,speech,englishSecondLanguage,eslPronunciation,adultSpeech,phonology

Grades: 10,11,12,15

Description: Do your Spanish speakers use the wrong word when talking about a trip to the beach? Are your Chinese speakers struggling to differentiate these two sounds? Grab this deck to zero in on this pronunciation difficulty and help your students master the sounds of short i and long e. /ɪ/ vs. /i/. It's easier to pronounce these sounds correctly if you can HEAR the difference. Your students will get lots of listening practice with this deck! This is what you've been looking for! Most ESL students struggle with pronunciation, whether they are reading a word or just talking. Help them master the sounds of /ɪ/ and /i/ with this interactive resource! Each card has an /ɪ/ vs. /i/ minimal pair represented by both photos and words. The audio from the gold icon will play automatically. Students can immediately drag and drop it in the box for the correct word/image or click the silver icon to listen to the other word before moving any icons. Students must place both the gold and the silver icons in the box for the matching word/image. Students can listen to the words as many times as they want by clicking on the icons. Encourage your students to repeat the words as they hear them. This deck was created with adult students in mind and will not appeal to young learners. This boom deck uses the same photos as the digital presentation part of my Short i vs. Long E Pronunciation for Adult ESL resource in my TpT store.