Welcome to part 2 of this series looking at English pronunciation and spelling.

English pronunciation can be difficult. There are many different ways to pronounce the same groups of letters.

In this video I look at an amazing poem ‘The Chaos’ which highlights many example of words which look similar but sound different.

This will help your English pronunciation and help you to speak English with a British accent.

Here is the second verse

Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

You can find the rest here http://www.i18nguy.com/chaos.html

I am a native English teacher who teaches English lessons online.

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