Top 20 Requested Words for Pronunciation Practice

Top 20

These are the top 20 most frequently requested words from my Meetups, "American English Pronunciation Q&A.” There’s one on Mondays and one on Tuesdays and this list is from both days combined from 7/6/2020 to 8/10/2021 totaling in 2,051 words.

I am shocked that “rural” isn’t much higher on the list because it seems to come up so often and I’m always surprised because it’s a word I never have to use.

I’m really surprised that “vehicle” is so high on the list because I never remember having to pronounce that one in the Meetups. Maybe it’s because it’s easier to pronounce and I don’t struggle with it like I do “rural” - that’s just a weird word to pronounce.

I had no doubt that “world” would be at the top of the list. It’s more complicated than it looks.

Seeing all these words together makes me wish someone would write a story that includes all of them. Please do! Any story with a squirrel, a worm, beer, and a vehicle sounds like a grand adventure.

  1. world

  2. literally

  3. executive

  4. either

  5. work

  6. vehicle

  7. vaccine

  8. tough

  9. squirrel

  10. rural

  11. mountain

  12. iron

  13. heart

  14. data

  15. beer

  16. bed

  17. although

  18. worm

  19. word

  20. wood/would

Video of me pronouncing all the words.