Vowels and Consonants
There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. Five of these letters are called vowels, and the rest is called consonants.
The names of vowels are: a, e, i, o, u. <The sounds of these are: ….> Notice that you can say these letters without closing your mouth. When you say consonants, you block the air coming from your throat with a tongue, lips, teeth or palate.
Examples of consonants:
B, C, D, F, G
Look at some examples of words with vowels. Listen carefully.