Pronounce the Sounds

This page will help teachers and parents to pronounce the sounds accurately. It will guide you through the correct pronunciation for each of the 44 sounds. For example:

Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
c c – a – t pronounce the sounds - cat

Click below to get the sounds for each level. Following Letters and Sounds? Click here.

Part 1

Level 1 - s, m, c, t, g, p, a, o
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
s s – a – t card_sat
m m – o – p card_mop
c c – a – t card_cat
t t – o – p card_top
g t – a – g card_tag
p c – a – p card_cap
a t – a – p card_tap
o p – o – p card_pop

Level 2 - r, l, d, b, f, h, i, u
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
r r – u – g card_rug
l l – o – g card_log
d d – o – g card_dog
b b – u – s card_bus
f f – i – g card_fig
h h – o – p card_hop
i p – i – g card_pig
u b – u – d card_bud

Level 3 - v, w, y, z, j, n, k, e
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
v v – a – n card_van
w w – i – g card_wig
y y – u – m card_yum
z z – i – p card_zip
j j – u – g card_jug
n s – u – n card_sun
k i – n – k card_ink
e b – e – d card_bed

Level 4 - ll, ss, ff, zz
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ll h – i – ll card_hill
ss k – i – ss card_kiss
ff p – u – ff card_puff
zz j – a – zz card_jazz

Level 5 - sh, ch, th, wh
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
sh sh – o – p card_shop
ch ch – i – ll card_chill
th m – o – th card_moth
wh wh – i – p card_whip

Level 6 - ck, ng, qu, x
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ck s – o – ck card_sock
ng h – a – ng card_hang
qu qu – i – ll card_quill
x f – o – x card_fox


Part 2

Level 7

No new sounds are taught here, instead we focus on words which use the sounds from the first 6 levels but are in a more complicated pattern: VCC (Vowel, Consonant, Consonant), CCVC and CVCC words.


Level 8 - ee as in 'bee'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ee b – ee card_bee
ea l – ea – f card_leaf
y j – e – ll – y card_jelly
e w – e card_we

Level 9 - igh as in 'high'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
i f – i – n – d card_find
igh l – igh – t card_light
y s – p – y card_spy
ie p – ie card_pie
i_e f f – i – r – e card_fire

Level 10 - oa as in 'boat'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
o p – o – n – y card_pony
oa b – oa – t card_boat
ow s – n – ow card_snow
o_e b – o – n – e card_bone

Level 11 - ai as in 'sail'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
a b – a – b – y card_baby
ai r – ai – n card_rain
ay h – ay card_hay
a_e p – l – a – n – e card_plane

Level 12 - ue as in 'blue'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
oo b – r – oo – m card_broom
ew b – l – ew card_blew
ue b – l – ue card_blue
u_e f – l – u – t – e card_flute


Part 3

Level 13 - r as in 'road'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
r r – o – b – o – t card_robot
rr m – a – rr – y card_marry
wr wr – e – ck card_wreck

Level 14 - oi as in 'oil'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
oi oi – l card_oil
oy r – oy – a – l card_royal

Level 15 - f as in 'fish'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ph d – o – l – ph – i – n card_dolphin
f f – i – sh card_fish
ff s – n – i – ff card_sniff

Level 16 - ow as in 'cow'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ow ow – l card_owl
ou s – c – ou – t card_scout

Level 17 - se as in 'house'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
c p – e – n – c – i – l card_pencil
ce b – ou – n – ce card_bounce
s s – ea – l card_seal
se m – ou – se card_mouse
ss d – r – e – ss card_dress

Level 18 - oo as in 'hood'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
u p – u – ll card_pull
oo b – oo – k card_book
oul w – oul – d would

Level 19 - ar as in 'car'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ar sh – ar – k card_shark
a v – a – se card_vase

Level 20 - ir as in 'bird'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ir b – ir – d card_bird
er f – er – n card_fern
ear ear – th card_earth
ur t – ur – n – i – p card_turnip
or ar – t – w – or – k card_artwork

Level 21 - or as in 'for'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
or f – or – k card_fork
au l – au – n – ch card_launch
aw y – aw – n card_yawn
al ch – al – k card_chalk
ore c – ore card_core

Level 22 - air as in 'fair'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
air f – air – y card_fairy
ear b – ear card_bear
are s – c – are – c – r – ow card_scarecrow
ere wh – ere card_where

Level 23 - j as in 'jam'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
j j – u – n – k card_junk
dge h – e – dge card_hedge
ge s – au – s – a – ge card_sausage
g g – i – r – a – ff – e card_giraffe

Level 24 - ch as in 'chop'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
ch ch – er – u – b card_cherub
tch w – i – tch card_witch
tu n – a – tu – r – e card_nature

Level 25 - sh as in 'shop'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
sh sh – i – p card_ship
ci m – a – g – i – ci – a – n card_magician
ti m – ar – ti – a – n card_martian

Level 26- si as in 'vision'
Representation See it in Action Blend Together Say the Word
s t – r – ea – s – ure card_treasure
si t – e – l – e – v – i – si – o – n card_television