Episode #13 [ʌ] as in ‘gum’

12 November 2016

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Hello, and welcome to this week’s Real English video.

I’m Darcy and today we’ll be talking about the [ʌ] vowel as in the word ‘gum’. To pronounce this vowel, your jaw lowers slightly, your mouth is open, and your tongue stays in the center of your mouth.


Here are some words that have the [ʌ] vowel: run, fun, cut, fudge.

And here’s a tongue twister to help you practice: double bubble gum bubbles double.

Make sure you practice for at least 1 minute everyday to see how good you can get by next week.

Good luck and we’ll see you next Friday.