Can you say these English sounds? Practise saying words like ‘west’ and 'vest' which contain the consonant sounds /w/ and /v/.

Practise saying words with these sounds:

/w/           /v/

west         vest 

Listen to the audio and repeat: 


Task 1 - learn new words

Task 2 - which word can you hear?

Task 3 - speaking practice

Practise saying these sentences:

  • That whale is huge!
  • The vine is very long and has a lot of grapes.
  • The sun sets in the west.

You can use your mobile phone to record yourself speaking. If you think you could improve, you can record yourself again.


Say this sentence which contains lots of words with /w/ and /v/ sounds.

  • ‘One wet whale visited the vet in Wales!'

This is a tongue twister – a sentence that is difficult to say when you say it quickly!

Write a tongue twister using the /w/ and /v/ sounds. We'd love to read them!