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Sounding out i, e and æ sounds

Aim: This exercise is to help you to sound out words containing i, e and æ sounds. You can find out more about these sounds on the IPA chart.

Exercise

Instructions:
Read the word in phonemics, then select the word with the same pronunciation from the drop-down list.

Example:

/bæt/ = 'bat'

 

  1. /bæd/

     

    Answer:
    bad

    Explanation:
    æ is an 'a' sound.

  2. /bi:d/

     

    Answer:
    bead

    Explanation:
    /i:/ is a long 'e' sound.

  3. /hed/

     

    Answer:
    head

    Explanation:
    /e/ is not an 'e' sound.

  4. /rId/

     

    Answer:
    rid

    Explanation:
    /I/ is a short 'i' sound

  5. /wi:t/

     

    Answer:
    wheat

    Explanation:
    The ''h' is silent, and the 'ea' is pronounced /i:/.

  6. /fæn/

     

    Answer:
    fan

    Explanation:
    The /æ/ is an 'a' sound.

  7. /hIt/

     

    Answer:
    hit

    Explanation:
    The /I/ is a short sound.

  8. /fi:t/

     

    Answer:
    feet

    Explanation:
    The /i:/ is a long sound.

  9. /lænd/

     

    Answer:
    land

    Explanation:
    The /æ/ is an 'a' sound.

  10. /sInd/

     

    Answer:
    sinned

    Explanation:
    The /I/ is a short 'i' sound.

  11. Your total score is:

 

Last updated on: Monday, March 26, 2012