In this active exercise students are shown a word and they have to decide whether the pronunciation of “the” is [ə] or [i]. To show for which they decide students hold up a pen in red or blue. If it is [ə] they hold up the red pen. If it is [i] they show the blue pen. The word „boy” is an example and the right pronunciation is shown. With later words only the icon for red or blue pen is shown. You can use this material for a quick game. Students can either play as a team or individually. For every right answer they earn a point. Whoever has the highest amount of points at the end of the game wins. Alternatively, you can give as many points as students are there with the wrong answer. So students who do not look what classmates do, might get higher scores. Have fun!