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The /l/ Sound

The /l/ Sound

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This is the /l/ sound, as in: all /ɔːl/ like /laɪk/ and look. /lʊk/ It is a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /l/ sound is called the “alveolar lateral approximant,” which means that you put your tongue against your upper teeth and push the air around the sides of your mouth. It is […]

The /w/ Sound

The /w/ Sound

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This is the /w/ sound, as in the words: what /wɒt/ work /wɜːk/ and quick /ˈkwɪk/ It is a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /w/ sound is called the “labio-velar approximant,” which means that you round your lips and form a narrow space at the back of your mouth with your tongue. The […]

Consonant Pair Sounds

Consonant Pair Sounds

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Hi. Welcome to the English Language Club. In this video we are going to be looking at consonant pairs. The consonants are the sounds represented by the symbols in Blue on the Phonetic Chart. In this video we are only going to be looking at the top two rows. These sounds are referred to as […]

The /h/ Sound

The /h/ Sound

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This is the /h/ sound, as in the words: “have” “he” and “home” It is a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /h/ sound is called the “voiceless glottal fricative,” which means that the sound is made with the motion of your vocal chords but is not voiced. The /h/ sound is made through […]

Vowel Sounds

Vowel Sounds

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Hi there, in this video we are going to be looking at the vowel sounds. I am Colin Munro and this is the English Language Club. As I mentioned in a previous video, when we think about the alphabet we normally think of there being 5 vowels A, E, I, O, U. However, when it […]

Diphthong Sounds

Diphthong Sounds

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Hi there, in this video we are going to be looking at the Diphthongs sounds. I am Colin Munro and this is the English Language Club. Diphthongs are the sounds represented by the symbols in red. There are 8 of them on the phonetic chart and these are the main ones that you need to […]

The /r/ Sound

The /r/ Sound

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This is the /r/ sound, as in the words: from /frɒm/ through /θruː/ and great /greɪt/ It is a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /r/ sound is called the “alveolar approximant,” which means that you put your tongue near the roof of your mouth and voice out. The /r/ sound is made through […]

The /ŋ/ sound (ng)

The /ŋ/ sound (ng)

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This is the /ŋ/ sound, as in the words: “think” “thing” and “walking”. It’s a sound from the Single Consonants group. The /ŋ/ sound is called the “velar nasal,” which means that you curl your tongue up against the back of our mouth and the air comes out your nose. The /ŋ/ sound is, made […]