Episode #17 [aɪ] as in ‘fly’

9 December 2016

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I’m Darcy, and welcome to this week’s Real English video.

Today we’ll be working on the [aɪ] sound. This is another diphthong which means that your tongue changes position from the beginning to the end of the sound.

To pronounce this sound, your tongue starts in the low [a] position and ends in the front, high [ɪ] position.

[aɪ], [aɪ], [aɪ].

Here are a few words that have the [aɪ] sound: bye, right, fly, nice.

And here’s a tongue twister to help you practice this sound: There’s no need to light a night-light on a light night like tonight.

Make sure you practice a little bit everyday and see how good you can get.

Good luck and see you next Friday!