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    Question i sound and i: sound

    Hello everyone!
    I'm a non native English speaker. I've always had difficulties when learning Phonetics!
    My question is what is the difference between i and i: ? I know about the short and long forms but it's not helping I don't get it! and I'm supposed to give an extra English courses for middle school pupils aged between 11 and 15 about i and i: , ai and ei along with other different sounds that I have no problems dealing with. I do know about the vowels the diphthongs and triphthongs and all that.. the thing is I'm struggling to find an easy way how to make my students understand the i and i: , ai and ei sound :(
    It's their first time having anything related to phonetics and these are the only things they re supposed to learn this year about these sounds so it's not really detailed for them! I don't want to lose them while explaining! so help me understand it and an easy way to make them understand please.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Novril; 21-Oct-2015 at 01:36.

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