Hello there, Welcome to Dominating English!
This is the first Lesson in our Basics Video Series.
Today`s lesson is on The English Alphabet. Let`s get started The objectives for this video is to become familiar with the Alphabet as well as
to be able to distinguish between the vowels and consonants. There are 26 letters in the Alphabet.
These are broken down into 6 vowels and 20 consonants. The vowels are highlighted in blue, however, there are some instances in which
the letter “Y” behaves as a vowel Now let`s go through the individual letters of the alphabet.
To improve your pronounciation, I recommend that you repeat after me . If you need to pause the video or rewind it
you’re free to do so. Let’s begin. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Now let`s go through some examples of words with each letter. A Since A is a vowel, It can make two sounds
A long sound (a) as in the word ape And a short sound (a) as in the word ant.
Ape, ant. Ape, ant. Now let`s move onto the second letter. B B makes the sound b as in the words boat and bear. Boat, bear The next letter is C
C begins the words cat and candy Cat, candy The next letter is D.
My name begins with D. The words dog and dolphin also start with the letter D. Dog, dolphin Let`s move onto letter E E is also a vowel. It has a long sound (e) as in sweet And a short sound (e)
as in the words elephant and egg. Elephant, egg Letter F.
F makes the sound fff
as in the words fish and frog. Fish, frog Letter G
G makes the sound g or j. Girl, Giraffe. Girl, Giraffe. Letter H.
H makes the sound hh as in the words Hyena and horse Hyena, horse Now onto another vowel, I I has a short sound (i) as in the word important and a long sound as in the words iron and ice cream Iron, ice cream Letter J
J makes the sound (j) as in jam and jet Jam, jet Letter K
K makes the sound k as in Kangaroo anad kite Kangaroo, kite Letter L
L makes the sound l as in lion and lime Lion, lime Letter M
M makes the sound m as in monkey and mirror Monkey, mirror Letter N
N makes the sound n as in nurse and naseberry Nurse, naseberry The letter O is a vowel
O has a long sound (o) as in the word oval and it also has a short sound as in the words octopus and onion. Octopus, onion Letter P
P makes the sound p as in penguins and pigs Penguins, pigs Letter Q Q makes the sound q as in the words quail and queue Words with q are normally followed by the
letter u which we will look at later in this video So these words are quail and queue Quail and queue Letter R
R makes the sound r as in the words ring and rabbit Ring, rabbit Letter S
S makes the sound s as in the words snake and soap Snake, soap Letter T
T makes the sound t as in turtle and train Turtle, train Letter U is a vowel
U is a long sound (u) as in the word universe and a short sound (u) as in the word umbrella Universe, umbrella Letter V
V makes the sound v as in vibrate and violin Vibrate, violin Letter W
W makes the sound w as in Whale and wagon Whale, wagon Letter X
X makes the sound z as in the word xylophone. The letter x is said in the word x-ray So these words are xylophone and x-ray . Xylophone and x-ray Letter Y is a vowel
Y can make a short sound (y) as in the word study. Or a long sound (y) as in the words yoyo and yak Yoyo, yak Letter Z
Z makes the sound z as in zipper and zebra Zipper, zebra So in summary, the 6 vowels of the English Alphabet are
a,e,i,o,u and y The remaining 20 letters are all Consonants These are:
b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x and z. That brings us to the end of today`s lesson. Our next lesson will look at vowels and consonants in greater detail. Thank you for watching! Please like, share and subscribe to my channel. And remember to click the bell to be notified when I upload new videos. If you have any questions, please be sure to leave them below
in the comment section. Until next time, practice saying the letters and the sounds they make. Bye!! (Music plays)