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Languagelab 1.3 - Master Dipthongs


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Dipthongs represent the final and most common vowel sound. Sounds like 'oi' and 'ow' represent a rise and drop in our pronunciation. To practice pronouncing Dipthongs, go to for Learning Guide 1 - Master Phonemic Awareness.

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Languagelab 1.3 - Master Dipthongs

  1. 1. Languagelab 1.3 Dipthongs
  2. 2. Introduction You have learnt the two main types of vowel phonemes – Short and Long. You can sound them out by listening to them. LM is slightly longer than SM. There is a third and final type of vowel phoneme. It is called the Dipthong.
  3. 3. Dipthong There are 8 Dipthongs (D) compared to 7 LMs and 5 SMs. This makes it the most common sound produced by vowels. For Ds, the tongue is moving and there is a rising stress and lowering volume. Refer to the Vowel Phoneme Chart. You will see it represented in Yellow.
  4. 4. Learning Actvity 1 Read and write the Dipthongs in your Learning Guide Primary 1A (Page 25). B/a/by 5) Fl/oa/t Ch/air/ 6) C/oi/n D/ear/ 7) M/oor/ T/i/ger 8) C/ow/ Practice these Ds. You should hear a rising stress and lowering volume as your tongue moves.
  5. 5. Discussion What are Dipthongs? How do we read them?
  6. 6. In Summary Dipthongs are the most common vowel sound. We read it with a rising stress and lowering volume.
  7. 7. More on Dipthongs Download free worksheets from: (Look for Learning Guide 1) OR Download 'Playwerkz' from Google Playstore: