Overview of American Vowel Sounds

American Vowels Pronunciation Overview

What It’s For

This is the file I use when I first introduce American vowel pronunciation. For many of my students, vowels are the most bewildering aspect of English pronunciation, and this file may clear up years of confusion your student have about the pronunciation vowels in American English.


What It Contains

This sheet gives a nice overview of three different categories. These are: the IPA symbol representing the sound, possible ways this sound can be spelled, and example words demonstrating the spelling.

American Vowels Pronunciation Overview