Can you say these English sounds? Practise saying words like ‘shape’ and 'sheep' which contain the vowel sounds /eɪ/ and /i:/

Practise saying words with these sounds:

 /eɪ/           /i:/

shape     sheep


Task 1 - learning new words

Task 2 - which sound can you hear?

Task 3 - speaking practice

Practise saying these sentences:

  • My name is with Julia. It begins with a J.
  • I often have my dinner on a tray.
  • I love eating leeks.
You can use your mobile phone to record yourself speaking. If you think you could improve, you can record yourself again.


Say this sentence which contains lots of words with /eɪ/ and  /i/ sounds.

  • ‘Kate meets Jane’s mates on a lake in Leeds.’

This is a tongue twister – a sentence that is difficult to say when you speak quickly!

Write a tongue twister using the /eɪ/ and /i:/ sounds. We'd love to read them!