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7 guidelines for pronouncing vowel sounds

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Watch the video to learn the 7 rules for pronouncing vowels in English…then download and print off the 4 page ESL Worksheets (PDF) and slides at http://exlenglish.com/7-simple-guidelines-for-pronouncing-english-vowel-sounds-english-phonics-tips-1/

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VIDEOS IN THIS SERIES OF VOWEL PRONUNCIATION
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7 Rules https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxJG8FTQAp4
3 Tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEaUPaHWOlA
Vowel Activity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GLdRwUvc-c
Vowel Exercises https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bjLaeObnwg
Vowel Game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATZRj2wXxZ8

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EXTRA VOCABULARY TOOLS & RESOURCES
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You can learn more English expression in the 20 modules of mini-story lessons we developed to help our English students. We made these same mini-story lessons available online if you would like to have access to them as well in the VIP English Club at http://EXLenglish.com/go/vip

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7 guidelines for pronouncing vowel sounds

  1. 1. 7 Simple Guidelines For Pronouncing Vowel Sounds http://EXLenglish.com.br
  2. 2. Guidelines For One Letter Words (V)
  3. 3. Guideline #1: One Letter Words Are Pronounced As Long Vowels…Just Like The Letter Of The Alphabet • A • I • U (internet)
  4. 4. Guidelines For Two Letter Words (V)
  5. 5. Guideline #2 If A Vowel Is The Final Letter In A Short Word…It’s Pronounced As A Long Vowel. (CV) • Be • He • Go • Lo • Pi • We
  6. 6. Guideline #3 If It Comes At The Beginning It’s Probably Pronounced As A Short Vowel. (VC) • At • Ab • Egg • It • Of • Up • Us
  7. 7. Guidelines For Three Letter Words (V)
  8. 8. Guideline #4 A Vowel Followed by a Single Consonant at the End of a Word Is Pronounced as a Short Vowel (CVC) • Bat • Cab • Pit • Cup • Bus • Bed • Hem • Got • Wet
  9. 9. Guideline #5 If The Word Ends With A Vowel, It’s Probably Pronounced As A Long Vowel (VCV Or CCV) • Ego • Ago • She • Ate • Use • Owe
  10. 10. Guidelines For Four Letter Words (V)
  11. 11. Guideline #6 The Magic E: If an E Appears at the End of a Word, It Is Silent. The Preceding Vowel (Separated from the E by One or More Consonants) Will Be Pronounced as a Long Vowel CVCe • Gate • Rate • Mine • Pine • Bone • Note • Cute • Rune
  12. 12. Guideline #7 A Vowel Followed by Two Consonants at the End of a Word Is Pronounced as a Short Vowel • Back • Lass • Mess • Pick • Kiss • Rock • Luck • Much There are a few exceptions in words like • Bass • Gold
  13. 13. Guideline #7 If Two Vowels Appear Next To Each Other In One Syllable, The Second Vowel Is Silent. The First Vowel Is Pronounced As A Long Vowel (CVVC) • Main • Rain • Leaf • Feed • Boat • Load • True • Blue However, you have to be careful with this one…because when you start mixing vowels they can produce other sounds. • Ei as in neighbor • OU as in Bough, Though, Enough
  14. 14. Common • Hey Boss! I want to give you a message. • Hey Boss! I want to give you a massage. • She gave me keys • She gave me kisses

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