Welcome to the American English Pronunciation Practice - Consonant Sounds Course. Over 1,000 students have improved their pronunciation here! In this course, you will learn the pronunciation of the 12 most common consonant sounds in American English. Understanding and practicing the pronunciation of these sounds will help you improve your English and make yourself better understood.
This course will help you make your American English pronunciation sound more clear and natural.
Learn how to shape your mouth to pronounce these English sounds.
Recognize the difference between tricky sounds like L & R, Th & S, or F & P.
Get structured practice speaking these sounds.
Make yourself understood in English conversations
Gain confidence in your English pronunciation.
Improve Your English Pronunciation.
The consonant sounds in English are quite different from the consonant sounds in other languages. Perhaps your native language doesn’t have the Ch sound as in “chicken,” or the Th sound as in “thanks.” Maybe you’ve wondered how native English speakers move their mouth, lips, and tongue to make the sound of English. Well, you will learn all about how to correctly move your mouth to pronounce English which will result in reducing your non-English accent.
For each of the consonant sounds, you will first learn how to shape your mouth. You’ll see a short video clip during the lecture that demonstrates how to make the sound. Then, you’ll practice the basic sound itself, then words using the sound in various positions, and finally sentences that have words using those consonant sounds. Then there are exercises contrasting two of the sounds, like B & V or S and Sh.
In addition, in each section of the course, there are some practice exercises which are stories that have lots of the target words in them. Finally, to help you check your understanding and progress, each section has a listening quiz which is based on the consonants you studied.