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Level 7 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Is he the One?
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  2. Lesson 2 | I Love Shepherd's Pie
    7 Temas
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    2 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | What are you going to do?
    7 Temas
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    6 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | You have been working too much
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Eating Out
    5 Temas
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    2 Cuestionarios
  6. Lesson 6 | Job search
    7 Temas
  7. Lesson 7 | Consumer society
    7 Temas
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    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | ARTICLES
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Obligations, suggestions, and prohibitions
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  10. Lesson 10 | Money
    5 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  11. Lesson 11 | Ability and Possibility
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  12. Lesson 12 | EVERYONE WAS BORED!
    7 Temas
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    5 Cuestionarios
  13. Lesson 13 | Old Me, New Me
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  14. Lesson 14 | He had rehearsed it all…
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  15. Lesson 15 | Let’s Get Sporty!
    6 Temas
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    5 Cuestionarios
  16. Lesson 16 | Narrative - A family trip
    5 Temas
Lección 4, Tema 2
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Lesson 4 – Step 2 – Pronunciation & Vocabulary: Sounds /v/ vs /b/

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Goal

Let’s work on the pronunciation of two sounds that drive some students crazy. Don’t worry! After today’s explanation, it will no longer be a problem.

Listen and repeat the vocabulary as many times as you want. Try to memorize it.


/v/ vs  /b/

If you are a Spanish speaker, these two sounds may sound the same to you. However, in English they are two very different sounds.

Confusing them can cause some misunderstandings. Let’s practise!

/b/

We pronounce this similar to Spanish, but only stronger. Watch the video below:

/v/

We don’t have this sound in Spanish. To make it, you need to pronounce the /f/ sound, using your voice. Watch the video below:

Video /b/ vs/v/

/b/

  • ban (prohíbe)

  • best (el mejor)

  • bowel (intestino)

  • base (base)

/v/

  • van (furgoneta)

  • vest (chaleco)

  • vowel (vocal)

  • vase (jarrón)