IPA phonetic symbol (vowel) /e/
 Common words
Some common words which practice the pronunciation of /e/ include the following:
- with "e": bed - bred - get - lent - red - sent - ten - went;
- with ""ea"": bread - breath - dead - dealt - death - feather - head - health - lead - leather - meant - measure - pleasure - read - spread - sweat - thread - threat - treasure - wealth;
- others: again - any - many - ate - friend - leisure - said - says;
- homophones: bread/bred - lead/led - leant/lent - read/red - sent/cent/scent - weather/whether.
 Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1
Preconceived ideas and other interferences from L1 obviously interfere in many cases with how students perceive - and pronounce - sounds/words in English. The following sections aims to point out some of the most typical difficulties teachers and students may encounter regarding pronunciation.
While /e/ is virtually the same as the Spanish letter "e", many Spanish speakers have difficulty remembering that many other words with different spellings may also have the same pronunciation in English.