After my NELS pronunciation lesson yesterday I wanted to share some great on-line resources with you to help you with your continuing practice of the sounds /f/ and /v/. Please check out the sites below, and let me know what you think:
1. The University of IOWA has an excellent interactive flash guide to pronouncing each sound in English. It is difficult to navigate if you don’t know the terminology though, so to help, for /f/ click ‘consonants’ ‘voiceless’, and for /v/ click ‘consonants’ ‘voiced’. Follow the link here.
2. Rachel’s English has really good videos showing and explaining mouth positions. In this video she compares /f/ and /v/, but she also separates them in two separate videos which you can access from the combined video.
3. Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary has a superb pronunciation practice exercise comparing /f/ and /v/ here.
After all that practice, these /f/ and /v/ tongue twisters should be no problem for you! Enjoy!