Sounds of “A” in Tack and Take- #20049

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Sounds of “A” in Tack and Take- #20049

This lesson allows you to listen to and practice two different pronunciations of the letter A.

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Practice your listening skills by listening for the difference between the two sounds of /æ/ and /eɪ/ in the following words.

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Minimal Pairs

    /æ/     /eɪ/
1. tack     take
2. stack   stake/steak
3. mat     mate
4. past     pace

Other Words to Compare

    /æ/            /eɪ/
5. relax          relate
6. manager     main
7. scratch        scrape
8. hack           ache
9. tablet         table

More Practice
Once you have finished this lesson, you may also want to visit these related pages:
Difficult Vowel Sounds Overview
Difficult Vowel Sounds Practice A

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