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Magoosh Comics: How to Pronounce “W” and “V”

Many ESL students get the “W” and “V” sounds mixed up. To help you distinguish between these two sounds, here’s a tutorial, in comic strip form.

English Pronunciation Tutorial: The “W” and “V” sounds

English Pronunciation: W and V

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I hope you enjoyed that, and learned a little bit more about these two similar-yet-distinct sounds in English. In my next two posts on this subject, you’ll get to hear these sounds as they are pronounced by a native English speaker. Stay tuned!


  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he’s helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. David has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master’s Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he’s presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences. David has taught K-12 ESL in South Korea as well as undergraduate English and MBA-level business English at American universities. He has also trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru. Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

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