Topic

/ɪ/ vs /i:/ – e.g. sip vs seep

Topic Progress:

Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

/ɪ/ – /i:/ x 2

bin – bean
bɪn – bn

chip – cheap
ʧɪp – ʧp

bitch – beach
bɪʧ – bʧ

itch – each
ɪʧ – ʧ

ship – sheep
ʃɪp – ʃp

it – eat
ɪt – t

sit – seat
sɪt – st

did – deed
dɪd – dd

fill – feel
fɪl – fl

fit – feet
fɪt – ft

grin – green
grɪn – grn

hit – heat
hɪt – ht

is – ease
ɪz – z

mitt – meet
mɪt – mt

slip – sleep
slɪp – slp

still – steal
stɪl – stl

bit – beat
bɪt – bt

gin – Jean
ʤɪn – ʤn

grid – greed
grɪd – grd

hill – heel
hɪl – hl

kips – keeps
kɪps – kps

knit – neat
nɪt – nt

sick – seek
sɪk – sk

sin – scene
sɪn – sn

lip – leap
lɪp – lp

skim – scheme
skɪm – skm

fizz – fees
fɪz – fz

britches – breeches
ˈbrɪʧɪz – ˈbrʧɪz

grist – greased
grɪst – grzd

tit – teat
tɪt – tt


Tongue Twisters:


Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Lick the leak and be strict on the streaker.
  2. Richard’s bit lip is reaching and leaping to fit.
  3. Each of us reach to itch the rich ship’s sheep.
  4. It dips deep and keeps Kip’s skim scheme lean.
  5. If he‘s free it means his fees will fizzle in the wind.
  6. His bitch reached the beach, but the cliff was steep.
  7. Drip the screaming bricks and beams to fix the fiends.
  8. She seeks to be sick to knit her niece a neat bin beanie.
  9. She dreams of dripping green drizzle and whistling sea winds.
  10. He‘s in the sin bin for greasing the geese and kicking the lean keeper.