A to Z Letters and Sounds with Examples

Learn the basics! Start with the foundational letters and sounds of english with example words and pictures.

Be sure and watch this as many times as you need to master these foundational english letters and sounds! Mastering them will set you up for success in pronouncing and comprehending the English language.

Oi! Today we are gonna learn the English alphabet, our ABC’s.

There’s 26 letters in the English alphabet, 5 of those are vowels, a, e, i, o, u.

Some of them make many sounds, we’re gonna do what’s called the short and long sound of each of the vowels as well as all the other letters, which are called consonants. I’m gonna give you guys two different sounds that the C, the G, and the X make as well.

So I encourage you guys to read and repeat. Okay, so here we go.

  • A, apple or A, [eil]angry.
  • B [bi:] ball.
  • C, [k] cat, or C, [si:] century.
  • D, dog,
  • E, elephant or E [i:] eager.
  • F, fun.
  • G, gum or g giraffe.
  • H, horse.
  • I, insect or i [aɪ] island.
  • J,  job.
  • K, kite.
  • L, lollipop.
  • M, money.
  • N, nice.
  • O, ostrich, or O oats.
  • P, play,
  • Q, quack.
  • R, run. 
  • S, snake.
  • T, toy.
  • U, umbrella or U [ju:] usually.
  • V, van.
  • W, wild.
  • X [eks] tax or X [z] xylophone.
  • Y, yellow and
  • Z [zi:] zoo.

So now you guys have read the sounds and the letters of the English alphabet. Don’t forget to repeat them, practice them, you guys are amazing! I will see you soon. Tchau, Ciao!

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