English Pronunciation Practice Part 1 – Basic Vowel Sounds (Beginner Lessons)

Lesson summary

Want to improve your pronunciation so native speakers understand you easily? In this lesson you will learn the sounds of the 5 vowels in English.

Video transcript

How many vowel letters do we have in the English alphabet?  What sounds do they make? Let’s find out.

 

What’s up guys?  My name is Shane and today we are talking about pronunciation and the alphabet. 

 

Pronunciation is very important because it helps English speakers understand you very easily.

 

One of the best ways to improve your pronunciation is to practice the alphabet. 

 

In the alphabet we have 26 letters, 5 vowels and 21 consonants. 

 

In today’s video, we are talking about the vowels so let’s get started. 

 

SO what are the 5 vowels in English?  We have a, e, I, o, u.  now you try.  A. e. i. o. u. 

 

Vowels can have either long sounds or short sounds.  So let’s look at the long sounds first. 

 

A, a, ape, ape. Now you try. Ape. 

 

E. e. eagle. Eagle. Now you try. Eagle. 

 

I. i. ice. Ice. Now you try. Ice. 

 

O. o. ocean. Ocean. Now you try. Ocean. 

 

U. u. unicorn. Unicorn.  Now you try. Unicorn. 

 

Let’s do the short sounds.  A. a. apple. Apple.  Now you try. Apple.

 

E. e. egg. Egg. Now you try. Egg.

 

I. i. igloo. Igloo. Now you try. Igloo. 

 

O. o. octopus. Octopus. Now you try. Octopus. 

 

U, u. umbrella.  Umbrella. Now you try. Umbrella.

 

And they are the 5 basic vowel sounds in English. 

 

Practice these many many times and this will improve your pronunciation.  And If you haven’t subscribed already, make sure you subscribe to this channel so you don’t miss part 2 of the pronunciation practice series.  And if you liked the video, please hit like and share this with your friends who are learning English. And for more English, follow my Instagram and my facebook. And I will see you in the next video. 

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