TRAINING & QUIZ

DRESS vowel /ɛ/ and PRICE vowel /ai/

1. Training

Here are minimal pairs. The words in each pair are identical except that the first contains the DRESS vowel /ɛ/ and the second contains the PRICE vowel /ai/.

2. Quiz

Now you will be presented with audio files of words. You have to decide if each is a word with the DRESS vowel /ɛ/ or a word with the PRICE vowel /ai/.

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DRESS vowel or PRICE vowel?

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Your answers are highlighted below.
Question 1
A
head
B
hide
Question 1 Explanation: 
/haid/
Question 2
A
red
B
ride
Question 2 Explanation: 
/raid/
Question 3
A
met
B
might
Question 3 Explanation: 
/mɛt/
Question 4
A
dead
B
died
Question 4 Explanation: 
/daid/
Question 5
A
wed
B
wide
Question 5 Explanation: 
/waid/
Question 6
A
mess
B
mice
Question 6 Explanation: 
/mɛs/
Question 7
A
red
B
ride
Question 7 Explanation: 
/rɛd/
Question 8
A
bread
B
bride
Question 8 Explanation: 
/braid/
Question 9
A
S
B
ice
Question 9 Explanation: 
/ɛs/
Question 10
A
wed
B
wide
Question 10 Explanation: 
/wɛd/
Question 11
A
bread
B
bride
Question 11 Explanation: 
/brɛd/
Question 12
A
led
B
lied
Question 12 Explanation: 
/laid/
Question 13
A
wet
B
white
Question 13 Explanation: 
/wait/
Question 14
A
bet
B
bite
Question 14 Explanation: 
/bɛt/
Question 15
A
pen
B
pine
Question 15 Explanation: 
/pɛn/
Question 16
A
head
B
hide
Question 16 Explanation: 
/hɛd/
Question 17
A
bend
B
bind
Question 17 Explanation: 
/baind/
Question 18
A
bet
B
bite
Question 18 Explanation: 
/bait/
Question 19
A
when
B
wine
Question 19 Explanation: 
/wain/
Question 20
A
blend
B
blind
Question 20 Explanation: 
/blaind/
Question 21
A
let
B
light
Question 21 Explanation: 
/lɛt/
Question 22
A
bend
B
bind
Question 22 Explanation: 
CORRECT answer: /bɛnd/
WRONG answer for comparison:
Question 23
A
men
B
mine
Question 23 Explanation: 
/mɛn/
Question 24
A
lens
B
lines
Question 24 Explanation: 
/lainz/
Question 25
A
mess
B
mice
Question 25 Explanation: 
/mais/
Question 26
A
let
B
light
Question 26 Explanation: 
/lait/
Question 27
A
led
B
lied
Question 27 Explanation: 
/lɛd/
Question 28
A
fell
B
file
Question 28 Explanation: 
/fɛl/
Question 29
A
SCEP
B
Skype
Question 29 Explanation: 
/skaip/
Question 30
A
net
B
night
Question 30 Explanation: 
/nɛt/
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