How to Remember the English Vowels Easily


The names of the English vowels can be confusing for many learners. Even advanced learners often confuse the vowel names.

If you speak Spanish or Portuguese you know what I’m talking about.

That is because in your language there are some vowels with similar English sounds.

So when you see this: i

and you try to speak in English you say this: e

Let me tell you something. That’s normal. Your eyes, brain, and mouth are so used to see the letter and make a sound that is familiar to you.

Here I’m going to share with you a super tip that will help train your eyes, brain and mouth, so you will never confuse the vowel names anymore.

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Watch the following video to hear the sounds

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You will see a vowel at the bottom of the screen.

Say the name and hit the cloud that has the correct English name

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¿Cómo se pronuncia WATER?

En esta mini lección te explico como pronunciar correctamente la palabra “water”.

Atención: La pronunciación que aquí te enseño es Canadiense. La palabra water se pronuncia de diferentes formas dependiendo del lugar. Por ejemplo, el sonido de la T es diferente en Reino Unido, Australia, India, Nigeria y otros países cuya lengua oficial es el inglés.

Ve este video con todos los detalles para que aprendas a pronunciar con seguridad esta palabra tan confusa para muchos.


S consonant clusters

A consonant cluster is a group of consonants without any vowel. They can appear at the beginning, in the middle of at the end of words.

For example:

initial st : stop

middle st: faster

final st: tallest

Spanish and Portuguese speakers have difficulties pronouncing s-cluster words, especially when the cluster is located at the beginning of a word.

In this mini lesson I’ll teach you how to pronounce words that start with S consonant clusters.

‘SP’, ‘ST’, ‘SM’, ‘SK’, ‘SL’ ‘SN’ and ‘SW’ are consonant clusters that are not present at the beginning of words in Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. To improve your pronunciation it is important that you recognize them and learn how to pronounce each sound of the cluster correctly.

Watch this video and practice to improve your pronunciation



Do you want to practice pronunciation? Download a worksheet with more initial position /s/ consonant blends.

Happy practice!!

Do you remember any other words in English that start with an ‘S’ cluster?