Mouth positions for English pronunciation

The different mouth positions for English pronunciation are summarized below. Click on the links to watch a short video of how each sound is produced.

mouth position for /æ/, /ə/ and /ʌ/
/æ/ as in bat.
/ə/ as in about.
/ʌ/ as in but.
mouth position for /ɑ/
/ɑ/ as in bob.
mouth position for /ɔ/
/ɔ/ as in bought.
mouth position for /e/, /ɛ/ and /ʊ/
/e/ as in bait.
/ɛ/ as in bet.
/ʊ/ as in book.
mouth position for /ɚ/
/ɚ/ as in bird.
mouth position for /j/, /i/ and /ɪ/
/j/ as in you.
/i/ as in beat.
/ɪ/ as in bit.
mouth position for /w/ and /u/
/w/ as in won.
/u/ as in boot.
mouth position for /o/
/o/ as in boat.
mouth position for /ɑʊ/
/ɑʊ/ as in brown.
mouth position for /ɔɪ/
/ɔɪ/ as in boy.
mouth position for /ɑɪ/
/ɑɪ/ as in bite.
mouth position for /h/
/h/ as in help.
mouth position for /r/
/r/ as in rat.
mouth position for /l/
/l/ as in lot.
mouth position for /s/ and /z/
/s/ as in sat.
/z/ as in zoo.
mouth position for /ʃ/, /ʧ/, /ʤ/ and /ʒ/
/ʃ/ as in shut.
/ʧ/ as in church.
/ʤ/ as in jump.
/ʒ/ as in measure.
mouth position for /ɵ/ and /ð/
/ɵ/ as in thick.
/ð/ as in that.
mouth position for /f/ and /v/
/f/ as in fog.
/v/ as in vat.
mouth position for /d/, /t/ and /n/
/d/ as in dog.
/t/ as in top.
/n/ as in nod.
mouth position for /k/, /g/ and /ŋ/
/k/ as in kit.
/g/ as in got.
/ŋ/ as in thing.
mouth position for /p/, /b/ and /m/
/p/ as in pot.
/b/ as in bet.
/m/ as in mom
mouth position for silence
Silence.