In this video, I will show you how to correctly pronounce the two vowel sounds /æ/ and /ʌ/.
They are both short English vowel sounds that are made with your mouth nearly completely open. The /æ/ sound is made at the front of your mouth and the /ʌ/ sound is made at the back.
It is often very easy to get the sounds mixed up as there are many words in English that are the same apart from the one sound e.g ‘ban’ and ‘bun’.
In this video, I will show you how your mouth makes the sounds, and I then give you exercises to practice making the differences between both sounds.
Practice going like this, making both sounds one after the other: /æ/ /ʌ/ /æ/ /ʌ/ /æ/ /ʌ/ /æ/ /ʌ/ /æ/ /ʌ/ /æ/ /ʌ/ /æ/ /ʌ/
This will teach you to recognize the /æ/ sound in English speaking and English listening, and the /ʌ/ sound in English speaking and English listening