3 Words, Sentences, Dialogues
/iy/&/I /
/iy/
eat
easy
mean
cheap
key
teacher
review
believe
machine
police
tree
guarantee
/I/
Wereceivedit.
threegreenleaves
Leavemealone.
Thievesstealthings.
We’lleatatthree.
It’scompletelyfree.
big
little
city
sister
within
assistant
interesting
building
business
dictionary
giving
music
fishareswimming
chillywinter
thickandthinsticks
Ifixedthewindow.
makeaquicklist
sixbigpigs
/iy/
/I/
1. Ireceivedthreethickdictionariesasabirthdaygift.
bead
reach
cheek
sheep
steal
sleeper
feeling
beaten
bid
rich
chick
ship
still
slipper
filling
bitten
2. Peopleinthiscityliketoseefilmsintheevenings.
3. Thefieldwasfilledwithleafygreentrees.
4. Sixteenchildrenfellasleepaftertheirvisittothebeach.
5. Pleasereadthislistofinstructionsbeforeyoubegin.
6. ListentomewhileIsingasillysong.
7. Peopleindifferentcountriesspeakdifferentlanguages.
8. Libby’shavingapartyonJanuarysixteenth.
BillistalkingtohisEnglishteacherafterclass:
/iy/
Bill:Youwantedtoseeme,Ms.Lee?
Ms.Lee:Yes,Bill.Haveaseat.I’venoticedyou’ve
beenfallingasleepinclassalotlately.Is
everythingOK?
Bill:I’mfine.I’vejustbeenstayinguptoolate.
Ms.Lee:You’vealsobeeneatinginclass—chips,
candy,evencheesesandwiches.
Bill:Iwashungry.SinceIgotuplate,Ididn’t
havetimetoeatbreakfast.
Ms.Lee:You’vebeenusingTwitterduringclass,too.
Can’tyoudoyourtweetingafterclass?
Bill:I’msorry,Ms.Lee.Iwon’tdoitagain.
Ms.Lee:Well,justtrytogetsomemoresleep.You
can’tlearnEnglishifyou’reasleepinclass.
Bill:Iwill.I’llstartsleepinginmyhistoryclass
instead.Justkidding!
/I/
Teacher’s Notes: Words, Sentences, Dialogues
Controlled Practice
This handout lists words, phrases, minimal pairs, sentences, and a dialog to practice the vowel
sounds /iy/ and /ɪ/. These can be used for choral or individual repetition practice or as a springboard
for students to add their own words and sentences or to write variations of the dialogue.
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