Practice English Speaking&Listening with: English Magic E - Silent E - Long Vowels - Short Vowels

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Who can turn a fad into fade, who can turn

us into use, who can turn a cub into a cube, who can turn a hop into a hope. It's not hard

to see, it's the magic E.

Many English words have a silent E, usually

at the end of the word. Such as come, have or love. In these examples the E is silent

and doesn't change the pronunciation. English has only 5 vowel letters,

but more than 20 vowel sounds. Some of those vowels are long and some of them are short,

as follows: Long vowels AEIOU

Short vowels AEIOU

More commonly the silent E at the end of the

word becomes a magic E, as it changes the sound of the previous vowel, from a short

vowel into a long vowel. Let's look at some examples, repeat after me:

At Ate Pet Pete

Hid Hide Not Note

Tub Tube Normally the magic E appears after a single

consonant. However, if we want to shorten the vowel we can double the consonant. Some

examples, repeat after me: Bite Bitten

Write Written Dine Dinner

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