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Consonant Sound Flap ‘T’ / t̬ / as in “water” – American English Pronunciation

Consonant Sound Flap ‘T’ / t̬ / as in “water” – American English Pronunciation

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Hello there! This is the “Sounds American” channel. In this video, we’re going to talk about the flap ‘T’ sound, as in the word “water.” You can also hear this sound in words like “city”-“butter” – “title” or “kitty.” Now listen to how these words sound with a “regular” ‘T’: “city” – “butter” – “title” […]

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 […]

Vowel Sound / oʊ / as in “go” – American English Pronunciation

Vowel Sound / oʊ / as in “go” – American English Pronunciation

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Hello there! This is the “Sounds American” channel. In this video we’re going to talk about the American vowel sound /oʊ/, as in the word “go.” You can also hear this sound in words like “so,” “snow,” “coat,” or “though.” We’ll be using a special phonetic symbol – /oʊ/ – for this sound. Most non-native […]

Consonant Sound / r / as in “run”- American English Pronunciation

Consonant Sound / r / as in “run”- American English Pronunciation

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Hello there! This is the “Sounds American” channel. In this video we’re going to talk about the American consonant sound /r/, as in the word “run.” You can also hear this sound in words like “read,” “tree,” “from” or “break.” We’ll be using a special phonetic symbol – /r/ – for this sound. The /r/ […]

Learn English Pronunciation & Phonetics (British) What’s the #1 sound? Conversation practice tips

Learn English Pronunciation & Phonetics (British) What’s the #1 sound? Conversation practice tips

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A very good afternoon to you students. Welcome to beautiful sunny London on this fantastic English summer’s day. Today we are going to study the most important concept of English pronunciation. Now. A question: How many sounds do we have in English? Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer because I didn’t do any research, so […]

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 […]

HOW TO PRONOUNCE the 20 Vowel Sounds of British English

HOW TO PRONOUNCE the 20 Vowel Sounds of British English

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Hi guys, welcome back to English with Max. Several people have requested this video, so here it is. Frank is very excited as well. In this video we are going to look at the 20 vowel sounds in standard British English, in other words, Received Pronunciation. Are you shocked because I said 20? Did you […]

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 /ð/ sound (th)

The /ð/ sound (th)

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Hi there this is the /ð/ sound. As in the words: this /ðɪs/ that /ðæt/ other /’ʌðə/ The /ð/ is a sound from the ‘Consonants Pairs’ group and it is called the ‘Voiced dental fricative’. This means that you create fiction between the tongue and top teeth. The /ð/ sound is made through the mouth […]

The /u:/ Sound

The /u:/ Sound

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This is the /u:/ sound. As in the words: to /tuː/ you /juː/ new /njuː/ It is a Vowel sound and it’s technical name is the ‘Close Back Rounded Vowel’. Remember that the key to pronunciation s physical and the name tells us about how the sound is made physically. In this case your tongue […]