Long E Sound
(meet, see)

English Pronunciation, Lesson 03

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The long E sound (IPA symbol: ) can be found in words such as: 
see, meet, heat, read, key.

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The letter E

Watch the following video from Dave Sconda, the one and only, to learn how to pronounce this sound correctly:

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

1) see

2) meet

3) meat

4) heat

5) read

6) eat

7) key

8) free

9) leave

10) breathe

11) feet

12) please

13) sneeze

14) freeze

15) bleed

16) need

17) feel

Now say these sentences out loud
(long E sound is bold):

1) I want to see my feet.

2) I need to sneeze.

3) Read my book, please.

4) Give me the key, please.

5) They feel good when they meet.

7) We need some heat.

8) He eats all the meat.

9) We need to be free.

10) Please don't leave.

11) When I freeze I start to sneeze.

Have you finished them all? Cool!

Now do this lesson to learn more about the long E sound, and they we usually spell it.

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Your next lesson: Lesson 04, Short I Sound (sit, hit)

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)

Lesson 32: T and TT Sounds (true T sound, D sound, stop sound, silent T)

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