How to pronounce the letter R

pronunciation Nov 13, 2020

The letter R can be pronounced in a few different ways. It can be confusing and difficult to understand how to pronounce the letter R because different English speakers from different places who speak with different accents might pronounce it differently.

There are three main ways to pronounce R in English:

  • rhotic R = this is the R sound that most people associate with English.
  • rolled R = this is the R sound that most people associate with having a foreign accent in English, but it is used in some parts of northern English and Scotland.
  • silent R = this is the R sound that you don't hear.

Here are some general rules to help you understand how to say R:

  • At the beginning of a word R is almost always pronounced.
  • In the middle of a word R is almost always pronounced.
  • At the end of a word R is only pronounced in some accents.

In this video we review the pronunciation of the words:

road

ride

rug

red

rural

urban

drawer

plural

rarely

temperature

library

choir

regularly

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ONE language, FIVE accents - UK vs. USA English - Australian Canadian South African English

pronunciation Sep 02, 2020

This video is about different accents in English.

In this video you will hear native speakers from the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. First, the teachers introduce themselves. Then, they each pronounce the same words as the other teachers so you can hear the differences in their pronunciation.

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How do you say "GH" ?

This video is about how to pronounce the letter combination GH correctly in English.

 

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Intonation

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In this video a student has asked, “Is intonation important in English?” And I explained the difference between rising and falling intonation.

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Minimal Pairs - /ɒ/ and /əʊ/

This video is about minimal pairs and focuses on the sounds /ɒ/ and /əʊ/.

Here are some more examples:

not note

want won’t

got goat

hop hope

on own

cost coast

non known

odd owed

rod road

rot wrote

sop soap

stock stoke

tossed toast

wok woke

block bloke

bond boned

bossed boast

clock cloak

cock coke

cod code

col coal

cop cope

god goad

jock joke

mod mode

pop pope

rob robe

rod rode

ROM roam

shod showed

smock smoke

sock soak

sod sewed

blot bloat

bod bode

bonze bones

chock choke

cocks coax

con cone

crock croak

doss dose

dot dote

foggy fogey

glob globe

hod hoed

lob lobe

lop lope

mod mowed

mop mope

mot mote

nod node

odd ode

rot rote

slop slope

sod sowed

tock toke

tod toad

tot tote

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Minimal Pairs - /ɪ/ and /i:/

This video is about minimal pairs and focuses on the sounds /ɪ/ and /i:/.

Here are some more examples:

bin bean

chip cheap

his he’s

it eat

sit seat

did deed

fill feel

fit feet

grin green

hit heat

is ease

mitt meet

slip sleep

still steal

bit beat

bitch beach

itch each

gin gene

grid greed

hid heed

hill he’ll

ill eel

kip keep

knit neat

lick leak

lip leap

mill meal

pick peek

piss piece

pitch peach

risen reason

shit sheet

sick seek

sin scene

sin seen

still steel

tin teen

bid bead

bitch beech

biz bees

chick cheek

chit cheat

cist ceased

dip deep

fist feast

fizz fees

hip heap

kid keyed

pill peel

pip peep

piss peace

sill seal

sim seem

skid skied

skim scheme

till teal

tizz teas

bib Beeb

blip bleep

britches breeches

crick creek

din dean

finned fiend

flit fleet

gip jeep

grist greased

pit peat

sim seam

sip seep

shin sheen

skit skeet

slick sleek

slit sleet

tick teak

tit teat

tizz tease

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Minimal Pairs - /æ/ and /e/

This video is about minimal pairs and focuses on the sounds /æ/ and /e/. Here are some more examples:

bad bed

man men

and end

axe X

bag beg

had head

ham hem

jam gem

pan pen

pat pet

sad said

sat set

band bend

bat bet

dad dead

flash flesh

gas guess

gnat net

land lend

shall shell

spanned spend

axe ex

fad fed

gassed guest

manned mend

marry merry

mat met

sacks sex

sax sex

tack tech

track trek

bland blend

cattle kettle

dab deb

flax flecks

frat fret

rabble rebel

tamp temp

tamper temper

trad tread

vat vet

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