‘b ‘and ‘v’ are two very different sounds. Although they rhyme, they start very differently. While teaching; I discovered that many of my students didn’t really distinguish between the sounds. This led to confusion (see slide 4 below) and stopped the flow of the conversation. Follow the three steps below.

1. Practice copying my mouth movements from the first two slides below.
2. Then have a go at the tongue twisters.
3. Read the table on slide 4 out loud.

These exercises work best if you stand in front of a mirror and look at your mouth actions.

Let’s get those pesky b’s and v’s in order.

b and v correct pronunciaion

b pronunciation
v pronunciation

b and v tongue twisters

b and v pronunciation practice

b and v pronunciation practice exercise

b and v pronunciation practice