Pronunciation – Y or J

Let’s practice the pronunciation of the /y and /j sounds in English.

B and V are distinct sounds in English, but it can take some practice to learn to tell them apart.

Can you identify if the word is Y or J? The teacher will say words from the list below. Try to identify if it is from column 1 or 2.

COLUMN 1
yet
mayor
yam
yes
yolk
yell
year
yay
yellow
yacht

COLUMN 2
jet
major
jam
Jess
joke
gel
jeer
jay
jello
jot

You can listen to the words here: