Episode #18 [eɪ] as in ‘face’

16 December 2016

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Hi, and welcome to this week’s Real English video.

I’m Darcy, and today we’ll be working on the [eɪ] sound, as in the word ‘face’. 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 middle [e] position and ends in the high front [ɪ] position.

[eɪ], [eɪ], [eɪ].

Here are a few words that have the [eɪ] sound:
place, name, hey, great.

And here’s a tongue twister to help you practice this sound:
I’ve got a date, at a quarter to eight.
Meet me at the gate, and don’t be late.

Give that a try and see how good you can get.

Good luck and see you next Friday.