short i & long i

Introduction

Dave Sconda teaches us the difference between these two vowel sounds.


Listen to Mr Smith teaching you about the "i" sounds. I must warn you that he is a bit boring. Luckily for us, Jessica comes to his rescue. Watch the lesson here.

We can thank Jean-Michel Chauveau, one of my EFEN Master students, for this lesson.

Practice with minimal pairs

Let's work on some minimal pairs.
First make sure you know what the words mean. Do this activity for a few minutes.
Listen to the words. Is the "i" short or long? Can you sort them out.
Can you recognize if the sound is long or short? Try this activity.
Listen to these sentences ? Are they correct? Take the quiz - sentences in the order of the minimal pairs - random sentences