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American English

( Tense and Lax Vowels )

1. BIT OR BEAT ?
TENSE
LAX

bead,beat
bit,bid

Exercise :

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Tense Vowels
beat
bead
seat
seed
heat
hed
Pete
leave
feet
feed
niece
knees
deep
hes
neat
deed
leaf
need

bit
sit
hit
pit
fit
miss
hiss
disk
knit

Lax Vowels
bid
Sid
hid
fin
his
did
live
lift
Ms.

Exercise 2 :

Tense
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13.

eat
beat
keys
cheek
deed
feet
feel
heat
leap
peel
sheep
sleep
these

Lax
it
bit
kiss
chick
did
fit
fill
hit
lip
pill
ship
slip
this

I eat it.
The beat is a bit strong.
Give me a kiss for the keys.
The chicks cheek is soft.
He did a good deed today.
These shoes fit my feet.
Do you feel that we should fill the glass with water?
Put your heel on the hill.
He bumped his lip when he leaped.
Dont peel that pill!
There are sheep on the ship.
The girl sleeps in a slip.
These are better the this one.

Tongue Twister Exercise


( the ohh [ u ]sound )
A true fool will choose to
drool in a pool to stay
cool. Who knew that such
fools were in schools,
used tools, and flew
balloons? Lou knew and
now you do, too