Short and Long Vowel Sounds


A as in apple or ant (aah)

E as in enter or elephant (eh)

I as in inch or it (same as above)

O as in off or on

U as in up or under (uh)

Also See:
English Alphabet
Numbers in English

Short Vowel Sounds Chart


bat

fat

pan

can

fan
met

get

pet

jet

set
fit

inch

pit

lit

sit
mop

top

pop

stop

toss
nut

cup

pup

cut

duck


bat

sat

pat

mat
bet

set

pet

met
bit

sit

pit

mitt
bot



pot


but

sun

pun

mutt


Long Vowel Sounds Chart


The vowel says its own name


A as in ache or table

E as in eat or meet

I as in ice or like

O as in open or more

U as in unicorn or tune

(Y sometimes sounds like an E as in funny or like an I as in fly)

Practice long vowel sounds - When a word has a vowel followed by a consonant and an e, the vowel sound changes from a short vowel to a long vowel.

Example: mad -> made

bit

cap

can

hat

kit
bite

cape

cane

hate

kite
mat

rat

rob

tub

sit
mate

rate

robe

tube

site



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