useful drills 2

useful drills 2

Notes: 1- it is recommended that you visit Let’s Write page first before doing these exercises. It will certainly help you a lot with detecting the letters.

2- please pronounce the letters that we have already studied. For those letters that we haven’t studied yet, just find the long vowels but don’t pronounce them.

3- as you see, the majority of the long vowels are the combination of two letters. Here, all you need to do is find a letter combined with or or or , and that stands alone.


<= pronounced as /ba:/ in barter.

<= pronounced as /bi:/ in beat.

<= + pronounced as /i:/ in eat.

Note: Although the letter or (the small form of the same letter) can be potentially pronounced as long /i:/ at the time of combining with long vowels, they must come after a letter to accept long /i:/. Otherwise, when alone, is pronounced as /ye/, not /i:/. Here, the small letter lets us pronounce as long /i:/, not /ye/. You may also see the combination of , which pronounced as /bi:/.

<= pronounced as /bu:/ in boot


In the following words, how many. do you detect?

1. long vowel /a:/?
2. long vowel /i:/?
3. long vowel /u:/?

Please try to answer the questions first. Then, if you want to be sure, find the correct answers at the bottom of the following words.

The answers:
1. 21 – Please note that the letter at the start of the last word in the 4th line ( ), and the one at the start of the second word in the last line ( ) do not pronounce /a:/. They help us pronounce which is next to /alef/, as long /i:/ , not /a:/.

2. 12 – If comes before , it is pronounced as /ya:/. Like this word:

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