Illustration of correct lip placement for "ah" Illustration of correct lip placement for "ee'
Review of how to form the diphthong “eye”: The diphthong "eye" is made up of the vowel sounds "ah" and "ee" said together to form one syllable. Begin by opening your mouth and lowering the back of your tongue for "ah", and finish by making a smile and pressing the sides of your tongue high in your mouth against your upper side teeth for "ee."
Practice the following words.
1. I 2. I'm 3. I'll 4. tie 5. my 6. why 7. fly 8. tire 9. mine 10. hi
11. try 12.wide 13. right 14. dime 15. eyes 16. nice 17. wires 18. signed 19. lie 20. line
Practice the following sentences.
She will try very hard to do a good job.
Why did the child lie?
I’m going to buy a new tie.
I watched the tirefly across the street.
That dime over there is mine.
John signed the document on the wrong line.
He opened his eyeswide.
I’ll do the right thing.
He said “hi” to the nice girl.
I think I got my wires crossed.
Practice the following paragraph. It was time for the big exam. I always trymy best and do well, but I knew this exam would be difficult. After a week of review with my professor, some of the information was still difficult to understand. Myeyes were blurry and I began to wonder whyI was doing this. Was it the right thing? Only time would tell. In the meantime, I sat and studied in mynice comfortable chair and hoped for the best.
Idiom: only time will tell Definition: the answer will be revealed at a later time