Check your pronunciation of /w/ vs. /v/ by videorecording a /w/ and /v/ talk or story

Version #1: Copy-and-paste a list of technical terms commonly used in your field (such as those included among the TEAM resources available from Michigan State University) into the North American English Pronunciation Highlighter in order to identify those containing your problem sounds. Then outline a talk that logically includes as many of these problem terms as possible and videorecord yourself giving that talk. Then watch your recording and check whether you consistently pronounced /w/ (rounding your lips only) and /v/ (not rounding your lips, but instead touching your top teeth to your bottom lip) correctly in that video ☺

Version #2: Copy-and-paste a list of the most common words beginning with /w/ in English and/or the most common words beginning with /v/ and outline a talk or story that logically includes as many of these problem words as possible. Videorecord yourself giving that talk or telling that story. Then watch your recording and check whether you consistently pronounced /w/ (rounding your lips only) and /v/ (not rounding your lips, but instead touching your top teeth to your bottom lip) correctly in that video. (You may also want to include in your story common words containing “invisible /w/,” e.g., “someone” [ˈsʌm•wʌn], “anyone” [ˈɛ•ni•wʌn], “everyone” [ˈɛvriwʌn] and no one [wʌn].


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