This exercise is devoted to the French vowel EU. It is presented in relation with the vowels usually written É and È.

For students of French as a foreign language

This exercise allows you to repeat words with the vowels usually written É (or È) and the vowel EU : for example « dé » (dice) versus « deux » (two), and « père » (father) versus « peur » (fear).

These two vowels are almost identical. The only difference is the shape of lips. The lips are rounded to the EU.

This opposition of vowels are very similar to that between I and U, but you have to open the mouth a little more for É than for I, and even more for È. In a similar way, EU is more open than U. And when EU is followed by a pronounced consonant at the end of a word, the mouth opens more.