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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
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  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  6. Consonants: Pronunciation Exercises
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  7. Consonants: Minimal Pairs
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  8. 3 Pronunciations of Past Participles: -ED
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Lesson 3, Topic 8
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æɪ – e.g. play, hate

Peter Smissen January 29, 2018
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Listen to the audio file and repeat these words aloud.

hate – hæɪt 
late – læɪt 
make – mæɪk 
state – stæɪt 
crêpe – cræɪp 
freight – fræɪt 
ate/eight –æɪt 
cake – kæɪk 
hey/hay – hæɪ 
may – mæɪ 
stay – stæɪ 
play – plæɪ 
bane – bæɪn 
stain – stæɪn 
mane – mæɪn 
bay – bæɪ


æɪ – Tongue Twisters



Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Maybe get away from the hay.
  2. The cayman’s decay was delayed.
  3. Midway through the day I may want to stay.
  4. The player paid for the cake to be made.
  5. The raceway had an oil stain that the rain washed away.
  6. She prays you’ll relay the message about the play today.
  7. Someday the lions mane may get caked with stains.
  8. What would you say to freighting eight crêpes to Spain?
  9. He aims to stay away from subways on workdays.
  10. Today, the bay slipway may be a great place to play.