In this English accent practice lesson, you will learn and practise examples of the /iː/ diphthong.
Improve your British accent by practising the /I/ vowel in example words and phrases. Follow this epeat-after-me audio lesson to improve your English accent.
The /iː/ vowel is otherwise called the SHEEP vowel or ‘LONG E’ (in phonics).
English Accent Practice: /iː/ Examples
Now practise your British accent by repeating with the individual words and example phrases below. Pay close attention to your articulation and repeat-after-me as clearly as possible.
Not every word examples in the phrase section contains an /iː/ vowel, but must do. There is at least one /iː/ vowel in each example phrase:
we we buy any car
appreciate I appreciate you
equal all things being equal
even two is an even number
evening good evening Mr Jones
evil the battle of good versus evil
female a female deer is a doe
frequent he’s a frequent visitor
metre parking metre
athlete athletes train very hard
complete complete and utter failure
delete I recommend you delete Facebook
scene setting the scene
theme fancy dress party theme
gene gene, DNA, chromosome
beach I said beach, not bitch
bead shiny bead necklace
beat don’t beat around the bush
breathe breathe in and breathe out
cheat cheaters never prosper
cream anti-aging cream
creature what a disgusting, horrid creature!
leaf like a leaf blowing in the wind
lean lean minced beef
meat lovely meat pies
mean I didn’t mean to be mean, but…
reveal all will be revealed
sea swimming in the Black Sea
team she’s not a team player
teach teach a man to fish
weak weak immune system
weasel pop goes the weasel
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