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Vowel in Tree / iː /

Master the Vowel in Tree / iː / with this English Pronunciation Activation Pack. The biggest problem for students is hearing and producing the difference between the long vowel / iː / and the short vowel / ɪ /. These two sounds are next to each other on the IPA chart and are thus very similar. The difference is one of length, and the Pronunciation Activator will give you lots of practice with minimal pairs containing the long vowel / iː / and the short vowel / ɪ /. With enough practice you will soon be able to distinguish the two sounds.

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Visited 6 hrs, 58 mins, 30 secs ago

Categories: Pronunciation | IPA Symbols | Speaking


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Vowel in Bird / ɜː /

Activate the The Vowel in Bird / ɜː / with this English Pronunciation Activation Pack. In this Pronunciation Activation Pack we will be looking at the seventh of the pure vowels / ɜː /. We will look at the letter combinations that give the / ɜː / sound. We will look at lots of words which have the / ɜː / sound in them. Finally, we will activate your ability to hear and produce the / ɜː / sound correctly. Letter Combinations for / ɜː / - The long vowel sound / ɜː / can be found in the following letter combinations: ER, EER, UR, URR, IR, YR, YRR, W+OR, EAR, OUR, and rarely OLO, EU and EUR.

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Visited 1 hr, 3 mins, 47 secs ago

Categories: Pronunciation | IPA Symbols | Speaking


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Digestive System Idioms

The 18 idioms are, cast-iron stomach, go belly up, to be yellow-bellied, hate someone's guts, gutted, gut-wrenching, not able to or cannot stomach something, a fire in your belly, sick to the stomach, a gut reaction or feeling, butterflies in your stomach, misery guts, turn the stomach, in the pit of your stomach, I have no stomach for something, have guts, to have a strong stomach, and have a bellyful of something. This British English idioms lesson will help to you learn, remember, and use 18 common British English idiomatic expressions to do with the digestive system. 

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Visited 48 mins, 48 secs ago

Categories: Idioms | Vocabulary | English in Use


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Syllabic Consonants in Words Ending *LE

A syllabic consonant is a consonant that is pronounced as a syllable. The two main syllabic consonants in English are /l/ or /n/ sounds. The /l/ syllabic consonant occurs at the end of the word bottle, while the /n/ occurs in words like listen. Syllabic consonants occur mainly in the final syllable of words. In this lesson, we will look at the 11 possible letter combinations that can result in a final-syllable /l/ syllabic consonant: a syllable which has a consonant not a vowel as the peak. I have chosen one word for each of the following endings which produce a syllabic consonant: -ble, -cle, -dle, -fle, -gle, -kle, -ple, -sle, -tle, -xle, and -zle. Some of these combinations have many examples, while others have few. There are no other -*le endings in English words which produce the /l/ syllabic consonant.

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Visited 3 hrs, 53 mins, 34 secs ago

Categories: Pronunciation | IPA Symbols | Speaking


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34 Tricky FCE Vocab - Challenge

Can you challenge yourself on one of the most important factors that is tested in the FCE - vocabulary? Having a larger vocabulary allows you to understand and use a wider range of words, which will help you to express yourself more clearly and accurately. Additionally, a larger vocabulary will also helps  you to read and understand texts more easily. In this challenge, you will be testing yourself on words that are considered difficult for students at FCE level. By mastering these words, you will be well on your way to acing the FCE and achieving your language goals.

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Visited 8 hrs, 36 mins, 52 secs ago

Categories: Challenges | AI Creations | Vocabulary | Spelling | Exam Practice | English in Use


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