/i/ versus /I/

/i/ is a tense vowel produced with more tension in the muscles. Place your lips almost as if you are smiling to produce /i/ as in "wheat". Now relax the muscles and produce the lax /i/ in "wit".

Listen to the recording after pressing "play audio" and fill in the blank with the appropriate word. A little box will appear. Click to play the audio file. Then read the sentence aloud and compare it to the recording.

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