English Pronunciation Practice Part 3 – Basic Consonant Alphabet Sounds (2/2) (Beginner Lessons)

Lesson summary

Start speaking English so English speakers understand you easily. In today's lesson you will learn how to pronounce the last 11 consonants of the English Alphabet.

Video transcript

What’s the name of this letter? What sound does it make?  What’s the name of this letter? What sound does it make? Let’s find out. 

 

What’s up guys? My name is Shane and this is part 3 of the pronunciation practice series.  If you haven’t seen part 2, you can check it out right here.  If you remember from the last video, we have 26 letters in the alphabet. 5 vowels and 21 consonants.

 

Today we are talking about the last 10 consonants in the English alphabet and make sure you watch until the end of the video because there will be a quiz to test your understanding.  Okay, let’s get started.

 

The first thing we need to do today is to look at the names of each letter.

 

So I will say the names of the letters and you repeat after me.

 

P. P. Q. Q. The q sound, it’s sort of like a k and a y together. Q. Q. R. R. S. S. T. T. V. V. W. W. X. X. Y. Y. Z. Z. or you can say zee. Zed and zee are both correct. 

 

Now, let’s look at what sounds these letters make. I will say the name of the letter the sound the letter makes and then an example. And you can say the sound and the example after me.

 

This letter is called P. The sound it makes is p, p. An example word is pig. Pig.

 

This letter is called Q. The sound it makes is qw, qw.  It’s sort of like a k and a w together. And an example word is: queen. Queen.

 

This letter is called R. The sound it makes is rrr, rrr. When you make this sound, you need to put your lips like this.  They should be round. And your tongue should be like this. An example word is rabbit. Rabbit.

 

This letter is called S.  The sound it makes is sss. Sss.  An example is seal. Seal.

 

This letter is called T. The sound it makes is t, t. An example word is: tiger. Tiger.

 

This letter is called V.  The sound it makes is vvv, vvv. When you make this sound, make sure your teeth are sort of biting on your lower lip. Like this. And your throat should be vibrating. An example word is: violin. Violin.

 

This letter is W. The sound it makes is w, w. An example word is: watch. Watch.

 

This letter is called X.  It normally has 2 sounds. The first sound is zzz, zzz. An example word is: xylophone. Xylophone. And the second sound is x, x. And an example word is x-ray. X-ray.

 

This letter is called Y. The sound it makes is y, y. And an example word is yellow. Yellow.

 

This letter is called Z or Zee. The sound it makes is zzz, zzz. Your throat must vibrate. And an example word is: zebra. Zebra. 

 

Okay now know the last 10 consonants of the English alphabet so let’s have a little quiz to check your understanding.  I will show you a letter and I want you to tell me the name of the letter, and what sound the letter makes. 

 

The first letter.  The name is P. The sound it makes is p. 

 

The second letter.  The name of the letter is Q.  The sound it makes is kw.  Kw.

 

The third letter.  The name of the letter is Z or Zee. And the sound it makes is zzz. Zzz.

 

The fourth letter. The name of the letter is X. The sound it makes is either zzz or x.  zzz or x.  The next letter is.  The name of the letter is s. the sound it makes is ss. Ss.

 

The next letter is. The name of the letter is t. and the sound it makes is t. t.

 

And the next letter is. The name of the letter is y.  and the sound it makes is y. y.

 

And the last letter is. The name of the letter is r. r. and the sound it makes is rrr, rrr. Remember, with your r, your lips should be like this, in a circle and your tongue should be like this. Rr. Rr. Your tongue should not touch the top of your mouth.  No no no no. rr. Rr.

 

Okay and that is the end of the lesson today. Make sure you practice these consonant sounds many many times so you don’t forget them. And if you haven’t seen part 2 of this pronunciation series, you can watch it right here.  And make sure you subscribe to this channel so you don’t miss part 4 of this pronunciation series. If you have any questions, please comment down below. And if you learned something today, please hit that like button. And follow me on Instagram for daily quizzes and weekly posts and lessons and I will see you in the next video. Your tongue should not touch the top of your, top. This letter is called x. the. Now, let’s look at what sounds these letters make.  The sound it makes is p. p. an example word is. The next letter is.

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