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I ride my bike

I like to ride my bike.

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Fireworks

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Tie

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How to make this sound

Sound

The dyphthong vowel sound in the Englsh word 'fire'

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buyer fire, liar, tyre, pliers, flier,

Listen This vowel sound is often spelt i, ie, igh, y It is a a medium length vowel. The mouth is held open slightly and the lips are pulled laterally (smile position) a little. The jaw moves up from an open position towards the top teeth, but stays open a little. The tongue is flat and the tip is resting slightly on top of the bottom teeth. As the sound finishes, the tongue naturally retracts (goes back) very slightly. This sound is also a diphthong and the mouth moves quickly from an /ar/ sound to an /ee/ sound.

Example words

-i- + -e

dive, line, mine, smile, pile, crime, fire

-ai-

ai, dial ,

-ie-

diet, pie , lie, tie, lie,

-i(nd)

kind, behind, find, wind (verb), mind, blind.,

-igh-

night, sigh, bright, light, tight, might

-y-

guy, rye, my , cry , by, psychology,

Others

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  1. They might buy a pie for dinner.
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  2. We changed our mind and decided to find a new night club.
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  3. Why does he hide behind the tall pine?
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  4. After crying, he wiped his eyes.
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  5. If you drive ninety miles you will be tired.
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  6. I might find nine nice bicycles inside to ride.
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  7. He couldn't write while the light was so bright.
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  8. They had to identify the tin mine without a proper sign post.
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  9. He felt fine, but still went to lie down.
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  10. The kind man walked by our house.
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A cheerfl lady on a bike
Went riding on top of a dyke
She fell into a boat
Could not keep afloat
and got bitten by a pike.





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