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  • In this video, I'm going to focus on two very important consonant sounds: /b/ and /v/.

  • I know they sound quite similar but they are different and they are very important in English.

  • So I want you to be able to hear the difference and pronounce them differently.

  • Let's get started with two example words.

  • The first example word that I have for you is 'ban'.

  • Can you hear the /b/ sound? 'ban'

  • Now the second word is 'van'.

  • Can you hear the different /v/ sound?

  • 'ban' 'van'

  • Now I know guys it seems difficult they sound quite similar but they are different.

  • We're going to practice together.

  • And I promise you by the end of this video you will hear the difference

  • And you will be able to pronounce them differently.

  • So let's get started.

  • Okay, guys.

  • First, let's learn how to make the /b/ and /v/ sounds in English.

  • You can pronounce them correctly and you will hear the difference between the two sounds.

  • Also - very important to know about the I.P.A. spelling.

  • You can watch how I move my mouth.

  • And please try to repeat after me in this video.

  • I know you can master these sounds.

  • Let's do it.

  • First, let's practice making the English consonant /b/ sound in English.

  • So listen to me very carefully.

  • What you're going to do - to produce the sound -

  • is first you have to know it's a voiced sound.

  • Which means that when you produce the sound, you have to feel some vibration in your throat.

  • And what you're going to do is basically push out the air with both your lips.

  • Like I said /b/ Watch my mouth.

  • /b/

  • Now, let's repeat.

  • Repeat after me.

  • /b/

  • /b/

  • /b/

  • Let's now practice with the word 'ban'.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'ban'

  • 'ban'

  • 'ban'

  • Good.

  • And now let's practice the /v/ sound in English.

  • So this is a little bit different.

  • It is also voiced, so you are also going to have that vibration in your throat.

  • But this time, your lips are not going to touch each other.

  • And your top teeth are going to be against your bottom lip.

  • /v/

  • Can you see this?

  • /v/

  • Let's practice. Repeat after me.

  • /v/

  • /v/

  • /v/

  • Let's take the word 'van'.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'van'

  • 'van'

  • 'van'

  • Good job.

  • Okay, guys. We're now going to practice with minimal pairs.

  • Words that sound very similar but the actual sounds are different.

  • And they are very useful to help us hear the difference between the two sounds.

  • First, let's focus on the sounds themselves.

  • And I want you to repeat after me.

  • First, the /b/ sound.

  • /b/

  • /b/

  • /b/

  • And now to /v/ sound.

  • Repeat after me.

  • /v/

  • /v/

  • /v/

  • Let's now do both. Please repeat after me.

  • /b/

  • /v/

  • /b/

  • /v/

  • /b/

  • /v/

  • Good.

  • And now let's take our words: 'ban' for the /b/ sound and 'van' for the /v/ sound.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'ban'

  • 'van'

  • 'ban'

  • 'van'

  • 'ban'

  • 'van'

  • Excellent, guys. Moving on.

  • Okay, guys. Let's now go through minimum pairs together.

  • Now watch how I move my mouth and always repeat after me.

  • Let's go.

  • bale

  • veil

  • bane

  • vein

  • bat

  • vat

  • beer

  • veer

  • bent

  • vent

  • berry

  • very

  • bet

  • vet

  • best

  • vest

  • bid

  • vid

  • bile

  • vile

  • boat

  • vote

  • bolt

  • volt

  • bow

  • vow

  • bowels

  • vowels

  • curb

  • curve

  • dribble

  • drivel

  • dub

  • dove

  • fibre

  • fiver

  • jibe

  • jive

  • lobes

  • loaves

  • rebel

  • revel

  • Great, guys.

  • Let's now look at some sentences containing these consonant sounds.

  • The first sentence is,

  • 'The bear has vile berries in his bowels.'

  • Now, I want you to repeat after me.

  • 'The bear has vile berries in his bowels.'

  • Good.

  • The second sentence,

  • 'She has the best vest.'

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'She has the best vest.'

  • And finally,

  • 'The bat and dove veered very fast.'

  • Can you repeat after me?

  • 'The bat and dove veered very fast.'

  • Great job, guys. Moving on.

  • Let's now move on to listening practice.

  • I'm now going to show you two words.

  • I will say one of the two words.

  • And I want you to listen very carefully and to tell me if this word is 'a' or 'b'.

  • Let's get started.

  • Okay, guys. Here are the first two words.

  • Now

  • 'berry'

  • Which one do I say? 'a' or 'b'?

  • Listen again.

  • 'berry'

  • 'a' of course, guys.

  • 'b' would be 'very'.

  • Here are the other two words.

  • Which one do I say?

  • 'vote'

  • 'vote'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • 'b' of course. 'vote'.

  • 'a' is 'boat'.

  • Here are the other two words.

  • Which one am I saying?

  • 'vow'

  • 'vow'

  • It's 'b', 'vow'.

  • 'a' is 'bow'.

  • And then

  • 'bolt'

  • 'bolt'

  • It's 'a', 'bolt'.

  • 'b' is 'volt'.

  • And then

  • 'fiver'

  • 'fiver'

  • 'a' or 'b' guys?

  • It's 'b', 'fiver'.

  • 'a' is 'fiber'.

  • And then

  • 'rebel'

  • 'rebel'

  • Is it 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'rebel'.

  • 'b' is a 'revel'.

  • Which one am I saying now?

  • 'curb'

  • 'curb'

  • It's 'a', 'curb'.

  • 'b' is 'curve'.

  • What about now?

  • 'veil'

  • 'veil'

  • 'It's 'b', 'veil'.

  • 'a' is 'bale'.

  • Next two

  • 'vet'

  • 'vet'

  • It's 'b'. 'a' is 'bet'.

  • And finally,

  • 'bowels'

  • 'bowels'

  • Is it 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'a' guys. 'b' is vowels.

  • Great job, guys.

  • I know you now have a better understanding of the consonant sounds /b/ and /v/ in English.

  • It takes a lot of listening and speaking practice to master these sounds, but I know that you guys can do it.

  • And with practice, you'll be able to pronounce these sounds in a short time.

  • And you will also train your ear to hear the different consonant sounds.

  • Please make sure to watch my other English pronunciation videos if you want to improve your English skills.

  • See you next time.

  • Thank you so much for watching guys.

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In this video, I'm going to focus on two very important consonant sounds: /b/ and /v/.

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