Skills

Levels

The V sound

Pronunciation: The "v" Sound

Minimal Pairs

best


vest


west


ribber


river


jive


jibe

bee


v


wee


ribbon


riven


strove


strobe

buy


vie


y


beliefs


believes


grieve


grebe

bale


veil


wail


infest


invest


live


life

bat


vat


fat


safer


savor


relieve


relief

vine


wine


fine


rifle


rival





Challenging Words

vast


live


vivid


vegetable

vice


vile


savvy


visionary

void


rave


harvest


vacancy

five


thrive


lover


convenience

grove


strive


louver


vehicle

glove


very


every


vivacious

live


thrive


vinyl


evasion

vile


strive


convey


invalid

rave


very


virile


vestige

In Phrases

moving violation


get even


violent behavior

It's better to give than receive


virtue and vice


twenty-seventh

vanity fair


every once in a while


anniversary

veteran's bureau


liven up


wide variety

invasion of privacy


invaluable advice


verifiable evidence

Dialogue

A: How did you avoid a parking violation?

B: Easy. I parked my vehicle in a vacant lot.

A: Don't they ever check there?

B: Never. Not even in the most severe crackdowns.

A: You're lucky. I've been cited five times.

B: Take my advice. Get a validated parking sticker.

Oral Reading


Lovers Never Leave Virginia


Victor and Vivian were lovers. When they were seventeen, they moved to Virginia, where they lived for many years. They loved movies, especially very romantic ones. Every Valentine’s Day, the lovers visited the theater in Belleville, where they viewed several versions or Romeo and Juliet, the famous love story. After the movies were over, they started planning their vacation. They planned to visit Vienna or Venice in Europe or Vietnam in Asia, but they never did. Their lives were too busy with their vocations and various trivial things that they couldn’t leave Virginia.


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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16