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English Words With OUGH: You Ought to Speak English

Learn how to pronounce words with "ough." Build your vocabulary.
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Last updated 2/2016
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This course is to help individuals practice words with the sequence of letters "ough" in them. It will help English as a Second Language students as well as native English speakers hear the words how they are pronounced and also see the words. There is also the meaning of the words for learners to get a better understand.

As an English as a Second Language teacher, I have noticed many of my students when reading articles with these words, they are having significant difficulties with them. These are just a few English words are a bit troublesome.

You will learn by repetition, increase your vocabulary and be confident when you use these words.

These training videos should not take more than 30 mins to complete, however, learners have PDF to refer to in addition to the videos.

Practice becomes perfect, so practice practice practice...

Who is the target audience?
  • ESL (English as a Second Language Student) and Native English Speakers who are having trouble with pronouncing, spelling and using words with OUGH in the.
  • People who learn from repetition
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What Will I Learn?
Pronounce, spell and use words with OUGH in them
Increase vocabulary and use new words
Use words with O-U-G-H in them in a sentence
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  • You should already be able to read basic English.
  • Have your speaker turned on to listen to the videos
  • Be able to watch the pronunciation video.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 01:23:28
1 Lecture 10:14

Pronunciation is one thing people will notice when you are speaking English. People may not notice your grammar mistakes or the level of your vocabulary, but they sure notice how you speak or how you pronounce your words.

You need to pronounce your words carefully so people you are communicating with understand what you are trying to say. As an English as a Second Language teacher, I find it difficult to understand my students at times.

For those ESL learners who are taking one of the English exams, they need to pass their reading, speaking and writing exams. The need to pronounce words carefully and know the meaning of words and using them in sentences is very important.

As for those whose first language is English, words with O-U-G-H are often problematic when reading and writing. We all struggle in one area or another.

This course is focusing on words with the sequence of letters O-U-G-H in them. There are also word forms or word family in one of these lectures to help build your vocabulary.

Preview 10:14
Word list and Definition
2 Lectures 22:53

This lecture is to help with the pronunciation of the English words with the sequence of letters "OUGH" in them. This part of the lesson will focus on the pronunciation of words with - ough in them.

We will be practicing the word with repetition.

Pronunciation of a list of Words with OUGH

Learn the meaning of the many words with OUGH combined.

Meaning of words with the letters OUGH together
Sentences and Vocabulary Building
2 Lectures 22:02

In this lecture we will be using the words in sentences. At the end of this lecture, students will be able to use these words in sentences with confidence.


Learn over two hundred relate words or word family to increase your vocabulary.

Related words (Word Family)
Similar Sounds, Irregular Verbs and OUGH Poem
3 Lectures 27:19

8 OUGH sounds. Words grouped together that make the same OUGH sounds.

OUGH words that have similar sounds

Words that don't take on the regular spelling patterns: -d, -ed, and -ied at the end; to form these OUGH words.

OUGH words Irregular Verbs

This is a poem by Charles Battell Loomis with words with the sequence of letters OUGH.

O-U-G-H Pronunciation poem by Charles Battell Loomis
Test what you have learn in this lesson
1 Lecture 00:00

Answer True or False to each question

True or False
10 questions

Fill in the blanks with the correct word.

Fill in the blanks
10 questions

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