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It Sounds Like … Example:

ENOUGH sounds like “sun” and “stuff”


A plane day
Cat plan
E See Pete
Pen pet
I Night bite
Fish b
it
O Go à hope stop hop

U Moon cute sun cut

Dog saw House south

Foot could Boy oil

Remember: Some of these sounds are different in British and


Australian English. People in some parts of the USA do not use all of
these pronunciations. For success, speak SLOWLY and CLEARLY
(do not speak quickly).
Å thin breath ~~
TH no vibration this breathe
Show your tongue
TH with
vibration
Show your tongue
Pronunciation with “R” is With ER, IR, and UR, don’t
interesting. In words ending with say the E, I or U
AR, the A sounds like “STOP”
ER person
AR ah! Car (prrrrson)
IR sir bird
OR for 4 poor tore girl (brrrrd, grrl)
UR turn (trrrn)

The 14 Vowel Sounds in English Copyright 1998, 2005 S. McCrea VisualAndActive.com


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Another system for
pronunciation with fewer
symbols to memorize…
Long sound Short
(drop the e, add sound (double
“ing”) letter to protect the
sound)
Hope It sounds like
OOO-UUU Hop
Hoping hop(e) It sounds

+ ing like

I hoped to see
Paris. Hopping hop
hop(e) + ed + p + ing
The rabbit
hopped away.
Hop + p + ed
The 14 Vowel Sounds in English Copyright 1998, 2005 S. McCrea VisualAndActive.com
& FreeEnglishLessons.com Contact email: FreeEnglishLessons@gmail.com
If you purchased this chart, you have permission to make copies for educational
purposes.
The names of the letters of the
alphabet (in groups)
Day AHJK See B C D E G P
TVZ

Jeff F Go O “ooo
uuu”
bell L
stem M Car R
pen N Why? I Y
less S
Tex X
bed Z (UK “zed”)
Use this Telephone
You Q U W Alphabet: Example:
Habana, with a B like Baby, not
V like Victor
The 14 Vowel Sounds in English Copyright 1998, 2005 S. McCrea VisualAndActive.com
& FreeEnglishLessons.com Contact email: FreeEnglishLessons@gmail.com
If you purchased this chart, you have permission to make copies for educational
purposes.