Phonetic Sounds: Mouth Anatomy for English Pronunciation

Last Updated: May 16, 2018

Phonetic Sounds: Mouth Anatomy for English Pronunciation

The “Phonetic Sounds” worksheet is for non-native speakers of English. When speaking in English, it’s helpful to know how native speakers use their mouth. For example, the /TH/ sound has the tip of the tongue goes in between the teeth. But the /S/ sound doesn’t.

This activity sheet displays the anatomy of the mouth for some of the most difficult English pronunciation. For ESL students, English pronunciation needs time and practice to master. Now, they can practice in front of a mirror knowing the anatomy of the mouth.

Phonetic Sounds Mouth Anatomy

/L/ SOUND
Your tip of the tongue goes on the roof of your mouth.

/R/ SOUND
Your tip of the tongue does not go on the roof of your mouth.

/TH/ SOUND
Your tip of the tongue goes in between your teeth.

/S/ SOUND
Your tongue goes behind your teeth and teeth go together.

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