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American Accent Tip: How to Pronounce WORK (R Sound Practice)

In this American accent lesson you’ll learn exactly how to pronounce the super common word WORK and have a chance to practice how to pronounce R in short words like FIRST, TURN, WORD and LEARN.

Be sure to check out this related lesson which solves the mystery of how to pronounce the super tricky words GIRL and WORLD.

Additional lessons referenced in this video:

Learn the ER Sound

Practice the Light L

Practice words and sentences used in this lesson:


Let’s get to work.

I’m still at work.

We have a lot of work to do.

Do you think this will work?

I’d better get back to work.

He works well with others.

Keep up the good work.

It’s a work in progress.

We’re having some work done on the house.

Do you get to work from home?

He works part time.

I’m off work this week.

It’s hard work but it’s worth it.


They were here first.

It’s due on the first of the month.

Tomorrow’s the first day.


It’s your turn.

I missed the turn.

That turned out well.   


That’s a hard word.

Choose your words carefully.

Can I have a word with you?


I have a lot to learn.

She learns quickly.

Today we’re going to learn about ER.

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