Ted Power
English Language Learning and Teaching

English Vowel and Consonant Sounds

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Chart: the 44 English phonemes

Index to number references and vowel / consonant sounds

Vowel Phonemes

Consonant Phonemes

01

pit

21

 pit

02

pet

22

 bit

03

pat

23

 time

04

pot

24

 door

05

luck

25

 cat

06

good

26

 get

07

ago

27

 fan

08

meat

28

 van

09

car

29

think

10

door

30

that

11

girl

31

 send

12

too

32

 zip

13

day

33

 man

14

sky

34

 nice

15

boy

35

ring

16

beer

36

leg

17

bear

37

rat

18

tour

38

 wet

19

go

39

 hat

20

cow

40

yet

 

 

 

41

 shop

 

 

 

42

leisure

 

 

 

43

 chop

 

 

 

44

jump


Useful links


  1. Common Mistakes by language background
  2. The 12 English monophthongs - vowel quadrilateral
  3. Learning and teaching English diphthongs - vowel sounds which many learners find difficult.

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