Embarrassing English Errors Ep13: Ship & Sheep

In today’s episode, Embarrassing English Errors Ep13: Ship & Sheep, I teach you the subtle difference between the pronunciation of the words “ship” and “sheep” in English.

Embarrassing English Errors Ep13: Ship & Sheep

G’day guys and welcome to this episode of Embarrassing English Errors. Today we’re going to go over two words “ship” and “sheep”. So, is obviously a boat. Something you use to cross an ocean or to cross a river or to sail on a river or to sail in an ocean, on the sea. “A sheep” is a kind of animal you would find on a farm. It grows wool, and has lambs as babies, and produces meat such as well lamb, mutton, etc. Um… that’s “a sheep”.

So, what are some other words in English that sound like “ship” and have that same “ip” sound, or “ih”.

Kip

Lip

Pip

Bit

Shit

It

Bitch

Sit

Lit

Fit

And what are some other words in English that have the same “ee” or “eep” sound from “sheep”.

Sleep

Beep

Keep

Steep

Peep

Meet

Beat

Eat

Beach

Feet

So, let’s practice the vowel sound by itself five times. The different “ee” and “ih”.

Ee – Ih x 5

And now we’ll do the sound “eep” and “ip” five times.

Eep – Ip x 5

And now we can do the two words “sheep” and “ship” ten times. 

Sheep – ship x 5

So, that was it for this episode guys. I hope it’s helped, and don’t forget to send me a message on Facebook if you have any other words or sounds that are difficult to pronounce in English that you would like me to do an episode for. Until next time guys, have a good one!