It`s important practice personal questions: tell who you are, what you do and where you live. That`s when many of my students have problems when pronouncing the word live (as in it). They usually pronounce live ( as in life). To make they pay attention at their mistake I put a cup in the middle of the table an sad that for each time they sad live ( as in life) they should put 50 cents in it. Of course I didn`t really charge them, I was just joking. However they became much more careful. Try it! PS: it is important to explain the students that both pronunciations exist, but the words have different meanings.