The ship / sheep Merger. Confusing the sounds twenty and TREE
Can you repeat these word pairs and hear the difference between them? What do they mean?
Make sentences with the words.
Listen. For each pair, decide which word you hear. Type your answer,
in the comments below,
as a string of question numbers and answers.
Eg: "1a 2b 3a 4c 5a 6c"
Note: The sound is not always shorter for the -i- in ship.
Listen for the different sound. When the short -i sound is shouted, it may be made longer, BUT it is
still recognisable as a short -i from the different quality of the sound. (See the last example below )