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/æ/

In this lesson, students learn to reproduce the /æ/ sound (as in "cat"). They practice writing and producing this short vowel sound through various tasks and compare /æ/ and /ɑ/ (e.g., cat/caught). Includes a pronunciation diagram and audio.

Note that we use the International Phonetic Alphabet to represent sounds on our site. This lesson is based on the typical North American pronunciation of /æ/ (also known as "short A"). Pronunciation of this sound may differ by country and/or region.

Tasks
  • pronouncing /æ/
  • listen & repeat
  • spelling
  • comparing /æ/ and /ɑ/
Tasks

Launch

Due

Answer Key

  • Pronouncing /æ/

  • Listen & Repeat

  • Image Match A

  • Image Match B

  • Comparing /æ/ and /a/

  • Listen & Type