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Posted on Feb 3, 2016

Pronunciation – Words commonly mispronounced

Pronunciation – Words commonly mispronounced

Some words are often mispronounced.  Listen to the following words and sounds and check you are not making these common mistakes.

 

comfortable

 

temperature

 

chocolate

 

lettuce

 

vehicle

 

Wednesday

 

pleasure

 

fruit

 

muscle

 

nature

 

 

 

In English we often find words with SILENT letters.  Check out these examples:

 

Silent “b”   (climb, comb, bomb)

 

Silent “d” (handkerchief, sandwich, Wednesday)

 

Silent “e” (hope, drive, gave, write)

 

Silent “g” (champagne, foreign, sign)

 

Silent “gh” (thought, through, daughter, right)

 

Silent “h” (what, when, why, whether)

 

Again, silent “h” (hour, heir, honest)

 

Silent “k” (knife, know, knowledge)

 

Silent “l” (salmon, calm, talk, half)

 

Silent “p” (psychology, pneumonia)

 

Silent “s” (island)

 

Silent “t” (castle, fasten, often, listen)

 

Silent “w”  (write, wrap, who, whose)