American English Consonants Pronunciation Practice
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American English Consonants Pronunciation Practice

Learn & practice the pronunciation of 12 American English consonant sounds to make yourself better understood.
4.8 (102 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2017
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 min on-demand audio
  • 1 article
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Know how to pronounce the English consonant sounds L, R, B, V, W, F, P, S, Sh, Ch & Th.
  • Understand how to set their tongue, lips, and/or mouth to make the sound.

Requirements
  • Students should be able to speak and understand a basic level of English and understand written English.
Description

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 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.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students of all ages from middle school through adults.
  • Business professionals, students, new immigrants, and anyone else who needs to make themselves understood in English can benefit from this course.
  • This course is best for English learners and speakers at the intermediate to advanced level.
  • This course is good for those English learners who have at least a basic level of English fluency.
  • This course is not for native English speakers.
  • This course is not for complete beginner level English learners.
  • This course is not designed for children in elementary school or younger.
Course content
Expand all 44 lectures 03:12:10
+ Consonant Sounds: L and R
5 lectures 22:00

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the L consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

Preview 06:58

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the R consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The R Sound Practice
06:51

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the L & R consonant sounds in words and sentences.

Preview 06:08

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Preview 1 page

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

L & R Listening Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 6. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

L & R Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sounds : B and V
6 lectures 21:24

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the B consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The B Sound Practice
06:42

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the V consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The V Sound Lecture
06:54

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the B & V consonant sounds in words and sentences.

B & V Sounds Minimal Pairs Practice
05:45

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for B & V - Read this story: The Biscuits of Vic the Baker (v2)
1 page

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for B & V - Read this story: The Biscuits of Vic the Baker.
2.0 MB

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

B & V Listening Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 11. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

B & V Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sound W
4 lectures 15:09

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the W consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The W Sound Practice
06:56

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the W & V consonant sounds in words and sentences.

W & V Sounds Minimal Pairs Practice
06:10

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for W & V - Read this story: Vinny Works for VW
1 page

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

W & V Listening Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 15. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

W & V Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sound F
4 lectures 15:17

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the F consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The F Sound Practice
06:58

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the F & V consonant sounds in words and sentences.

F & V Minimal Pairs Practice
06:16

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for F & V - Read this story: Fred Veddy
1 page

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

F & V Listening Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 18. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

F & V Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sound P
4 lectures 14:58

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the P consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The P Sound Practice
06:42

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the P & F consonant sounds in words and sentences.

P & F Minimal Pairs Pactice
06:13

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for P & F - Read this story: Famous Pigs
1 page
P & F Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 13. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

P & F Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sounds S & Sh
5 lectures 23:08

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the S consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The S Sound Practice
08:30

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Sh consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The Sh Sound Practice
06:42

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the S & Sh consonant sounds in words and sentences.

S & Sh Minimal Paris Practice
05:53

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for S & Sh - Read this story: Sally, the super shell shucker
1 page

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

S & Sh Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 27. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

S & Sh Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sound Ch
4 lectures 15:57

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Ch consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The Ch Sound Practice
06:56

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the Ch & Sh consonant sounds in words and sentences.

Ch & Sh Minimal Pairs Practice
06:58

You can listen to this extra practice story by clicking the resource tab and checking out the downloadable Mp3 file.

Extra Practice for Ch & Sh - Read this story: Chuck's Chicken
1 page

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Ch & Sh Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 31. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

CH & Sh Quiz
10 questions
+ Consonant Sound Th (Voiced Th & Unvoiced Th)
5 lectures 20:53

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Voiced Th consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The Voiced Th Sound Practice
06:43

In this lecture, you will learn how to pronounce the Unvoiced Th consonant sound, and get practice using this sound.

The Unvoiced Th Sound Practice
06:11

In this lecture you will practice contrasting the Th & S consonant sounds in words and sentences.

Th & S Minimal Pairs Practice
05:56
Extra Practice for Th & S - Read this story: Thirty-Third Street
1 page

Watch this quiz video. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

TH & S Quiz Video
02:03

Watch the quiz video in Lecture 37. There are ten questions. For each question, you will hear 4 words. Which word is different - A, B, C, or D?

Th & S Quiz
10 questions
+ Closing Lecture
6 lectures 08:08
End of course message
00:15

Here is the place where you can find the link for the Facebook group just for students of this course to connect with Michael and other students, if you'd like!

Bonus Lecture #1 - The Facebook Group for this course
1 page

This is the companion eBook in ePub format. It has the content from all of the lectures in a handy eBook.
Do you want an ePub version for your mobile device? Just click here: http://www.myhappyenglish.com/x9walos9f/uploads/2016/01/PEPP-eBook.zip

Bonus Lecture #2 - Companion eBook
23 pages

The letter “T” tends to have a bit of a different sound in spoken English when it appears unstressed in the middle of a word. This is especially true when we have words with two “T’s” together in the middle. In this lecture, we are going to look at and practice words and sentences with this kind of pronunciation.

Bonus Lecture #3 - T is pronounced like D
04:25

The Y consonant is tricky for a lot of English learners, especially those folks that don't have the Y sound in their native language, like people who speak Spanish. In this lecture, I'm going to show you how to pronounce this sound and give you some example words and phrases to help you practice. 

Bonus Lecture #4 - How to pronounce the Y consonant sound
03:24

Here is a file containing all of the lectures in this course in Mp3 Format

Mp3 Audio File
00:04