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Pronunciation - Silent Sounds

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Pronunciation is very important when we are trying to communicate with other people.

Incorrect pronunciation can make a simple word difficult to understand!

There are many silent letters in English words. For example when we say walk we don't pronounce the "L".

Can you find the silent letters in the words below?

  1. Work
  2. Listen
  3. Daughter
  4. Eight
  5. Hard
  6. Widow
  7. Fought
  8. Walk
  9. War
  10. Farm
  11. Write
  12. Resign
  13. Island
  14. Know
  15. Build

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Lesson by Amanda Pooley, EC Cape Town English langauge school