Long E Sound
i:(need, neat, me)

The long E sound (IPA symbol: i) can be found in English words such as: 
see, meat, receive, key, niece, me, bleed, wheat, perceive, and priest.

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English long E sound
The Long E sounds is a long vowel sound. Long vowel sounds are vowel sounds pronounced the same as the name of the letter. Each vowel has a long vowel sound (Long A, Long E, Long I, Long O, Long U).

In English, long vowel sounds are usually the easiest vowel sounds to learn.

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Long E Sound

Common long E spellings

There are seven common ways to spell the long E sound:

1. e

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) me

2) be

3) she

4) he

5) we

Prefixes with the same spelling

6) pre-

7) de-

8) re-

2. ee

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) need

2) see

3) bleed

4) feed

5) fee

6) tree

7) feel

8) flee

9) bee

10) seed

3. e_e

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) theme

2) Japanese

3) delete

4) Chinese

5) even

6) these

7) compete

8) sincere

9) gene

10) eleven

4. ea

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) leave

2) read

3) meat

4) neat

5) meal

6) real

7) dear

8) heal

9) seat

10) leaf

5. ei 

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) receive

2) ceiling

3) receipt

4) perceive

5) conceit

6) seize

7) receiver

8) protein

6. ie

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) relieve

2) priest

3) believe

4) brief

5) thief

6) shriek

7) piece

8) grief

9) relief

10) belief

7. y or ey

Say these words out loud (the long E sound is bold):

1) key

2) monkey

3) turkey

4) valley

5) mainly

6) holy

7) friendly

8) silly

9) funny

10) lady

Now say these sentences out loud (the long E sounds are bold):

1) The friendly lady locked the door with the key.

2) I believe I feel tired this evening.

3) Please read the book.

4) She needs help learning to speak Japanese.

5) Didn't he see the monkey?

7) The priest took a seat.

8) The bee is on the leaf.

9) We cooked meat for dinner.

10) The thief will flee.

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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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