字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hello, students. This is Fanny. Welcome to this English pronunciation video. In this video we are going to focus on two English vowel sounds. /ɛ/ and /eɪ/ These are two very important vowel sounds in English. And they sound different even though very similar. Let's start with two example words. The first word is 'let'. Can you hear the sound /ɛ/? 'let' The second word is 'late'. /eɪ/ 'late' So 'let' and 'late' I know to some of you they sound exactly the same. But with a little bit of practice you will hear the difference, so keep watching. By the end of this video, I promise you will improve your hearing and pronunciation of these two vowel sounds. Get ready guys. I'm gonna help you make these sounds /ɛ/ and /eɪ/ in English. I want you to hear the difference and to be able to pronounce them correctly. Also, it's very important to know the IPA spelling, watch how I move my mouth, and as usual repeat after me. I know that you can master these sounds, so let's get to it. First, let's learn how to make the sound /ɛ/. So your tongue is in the middle part of your mouth. Okay, and your mouth and doesn't move. Can you repeat after me? /ɛ/ /ɛ/ /ɛ/ Let's now practice with a word please. Repeat after me. let let let For the sound /eɪ/. It's a little bit trickier. It's what we call a diphthong. So it's actually two vowel sounds combined. So as you can see, your mouth moves and your tongue goes up a little as you produce the sound /eɪ/. Can you repeat after me? /eɪ/ /eɪ/ /eɪ/ With the word 'late'. Repeat after me. late late late Great job! Let's now use minimal pairs. Words that are extremely similar but the vowel sounds change. They're a very good way to practice your vowel sounds. First let's just practice the sounds. So watch how my mouth moves and repeat after me. /ɛ/ /ɛ/ /ɛ/ /eɪ/ /eɪ/ /eɪ/ /ɛ/ /eɪ/ /ɛ/ /eɪ/ /ɛ/ /eɪ/ Let's now use our words 'let' and 'late'. Repeat after me. let let let late late late let late let late let late Excellent job. Guys, let's now find out about other minimal pairs. I'm gonna read them to you. I want you to repeat after me and pay attention to my mouth and how it moves. Let's go. chess chase beck bake bed bade bell bail best based bet bait bled blade bread braid breast braced debt date edge age etch H fed fade fell fail fleck flake fret freight gel jail get gate hell hail Ken cane L ale led laid lens lanes less lace M aim men main mess mace met mate pen pain pent paint pest paste pled played red raid rest raced S ace sell sale sent saint set sate shed shade shell shale special spatial sped spade tech take tell tale tent taint test taste tread trade trend trained wed wade wedge wage well whale west waist wet wait when wane wreck rake wren rain X aches Excellent guys. Let's move on. Ok let's continue practicing. Now I'm going to show you some words and I want you to read them with the proper English vowel sound /ɛ/ and /eɪ/ Let's get started. Let's start with the first word. Is it 'bed' or 'bade'? It's 'bed' of course. Next word. 'fell' or 'fail'? Which one is it? It's 'fail'. Next word. 'test'? 'taste'? It's 'taste'. Guys, next word. 'men'? 'main'? 'main' Next word. 'ren'? 'rain'? It's 'rain'. Next 'sell' or 'sale'? It's 'sell'. Next word. 'test'? 'taste'? Which one is it? In this case, it's 'test'. Next. 'men'? 'main'? It's 'men'. Next word. 'sell' or 'sale'? 'sale' of course. And finally, 'when' or 'wane'? It's 'when'. Very good. Great job guys. Let's carry on. Okay guys let's now practice with sentences. I have sentences containing /ɛ/ and /eɪ/sounds. So pay attention and repeat after me. The first sentence is: 'Ken made cakes well.' The second sentence: 'Tell him to send red paint.' And finally: 'Men fed a whale in the rain.' Great guys. Let's continue on. Great job guys. You now have a better understanding of the difference between the English vowel sounds /ɛ/ and /eɪ/. But keep practicing. It takes time and practice of listening and speaking to master the vowel sounds. But you can do it. Also make sure you watch the rest of my pronunciation videos. Very important if you want to master the English language. See you next time. Thank you so much guys for watching my video. if you've liked it, show me your support. Click 'like'. Subscribe to the channel. Put your comments below and share the video. See you.