• Examples: lamb, climbing, plumber, limb, crumb, dumb, comb, bomb, thumb, climb, tomb, debt, doubt, debtor, doubtful, subtle, subtleness
  • Silent H
    • Examples: what, when, where, whether, why, hour, honest, honour, heir, ghost, honest, while, white, rhythm
    Silent K
    • Examples: Knob, Knot, Knickers, knuckle, knack, knight, knife, knee, know, knock, knowledge, knead
    Silent L
    • Examples: calm, half, talk, walk, would, should, could, calf, salmon, yolk, chalk, folk, balm
    Silent P
    • Examples: Psychiatrist, pneumonia, pneumatic, psychotherapy, psychotic, psychologist, pseudonym, Pterodactyl
    Silent S
    • Examples: Island, isle, aisle, islet
    Silent T
    • Examples: fasten, witch, castle, christmas, mortgage, listen, often, whistle, thistle, bustle, hasten, soften, rapport, gourmet, ballet, butcher
    Silent U
    • Examples: biscuit, league, guide, circuit, guess, guidance, guitar, guest, guild, guard
    Silent W
    • Examples: wrangle, wriggle, wrap, write, wrong, wring, wreck, wrestle, wrap, wrist, who, whose, whom, whole, whoever, answer, sword, two
      Tips to improve 1. You should listen and read at the same time. Use the TV with subtitles, audio books or even study books with the dialogue in paper form. This way you will get used to hearing how words are pronounced as well a written. 2. Read out load and get others to listen and correct you. 3. Use frequency phrases. A great way is to practice and review target vocabulary. You should apply vocabulary that you have difficulty with to contexts that you understand and can remember.  ]]>

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