Short I Sound
I (sit, hit)

English Pronunciation, Lesson 04

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The short I sound (IPA symbol: I) can be found in words such as: 
in, sit, hit, city, click, trip, winter, busy, minute.

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Watch the following video from Dave Sconda to learn how to pronounce this sound correctly:

Have you watched it? Good! Let's practice...

Say these words out loud (short I sound is bold):

1) in

2) is

3) if

4) sit

5) hit

6) click

7) spin

8) ill

9) trip

10) busy

11) minute

12) will

13) with

14) sister

15) give

16) listen

17) miss

Now say these sentences out loud
(short I sound is bold):

1) Come here and sit.

2) Kate is my sister.

3) If you stay I will stay too.

4) Try to hit that ball with your bat.

5) We will have a very nice trip.

7) I am really busy at this minute.

8) They will sit with you.

9) She will give us the bill.

10) Stay here and listen to me.

11) They miss the winter.

Have you finished them all? Cool!

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Well done! You have completed the short I sound lesson.

Let's move on...

Your next lesson: Lesson 05, UH Sound (put, foot)

List of Lessons

Lesson 01: International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Lesson 02: Word Stress and Syllables

Lesson 03: Long E sound (meet, see)

Lesson 04: Short I Sound (sit, hit)

Lesson 05: UH Sound (put, foot)

Lesson 06: OO Sound (moon, blue)

Lesson 07: Short E sound (pen, bed)

Lesson 08: Schwa Sound (the, about)

Lesson 09: UR Sound (turn, learn)

Lesson 10: OH Sound (four, store)

Lesson 11: Short A Sound (cat, fat)

Lesson 12: UH Sound (but, luck)

Lesson 13: Soft A Sound (arm, father)

Lesson 14: Long O Sound (boat, know)

Lesson 15: Long A Sound (say, pain, make)

Lesson 16: Short O Sound (not, off, socks)

Lesson 17: Diphthong (a combination of two vowel sounds)

Lesson 18: P Sound (cup, punch, pull) and B sound (cub, bunch, bull)

Lesson 19: The Nasal Sounds (M, N, NG)

Lesson 20: F Sound (four, lift, graph, tough) and V Sound (love, knives, grave, vine)

Lesson 21: W Sound (wow, quit, where)

Lesson 22: R Sound (red, sorry, write)

Lesson 23: H Sound (he, behind, who)

Lesson 24: T Sound (top, it, later) and D Sound (do, had, made)

Lesson 25: S Sound (sit, box, cats) and Z Sound (zip, buzz, boys)

Lesson 26: K Sound (kid, talk, black) and G Sound (go, big, dog)

Lesson 27: L Sound: Light L & Dark L (tall, like, English)

Lesson 28: Y Consonant Sound (yes, you, beyond)

Lesson 29: CH Sound (China, century, watch) and J Sound (Germany, educate , judge)

Lesson 30: TH Consonant Sounds – voiced TH sound (the, father, them) and voiceless (unvoiced) TH sound (think, birthday, south)

Lesson 31: SH (shop, chef, special) and ZH (usual, massage, Asia)

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