Can you say these English sounds? Practise saying words like bed and bid which have the short vowel sounds of /e/ and /ɪ/.


Task 1 - learn new words

Task 2 - grouping

Task 3 - practice

Practise saying these sentences:

  • Look at that chick!
  • Did you say ten?
  • Can you see a red pen?
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 /e/ sounds.

  • ‘She sells seashells on the sea shore.’

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

Write a tongue twister using the /e/ and /ɪ/ sounds.

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The degree of the sea level fell in a hell