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Know Your Pronunciations: 'ough'

In this worksheet, students practise reading and pronouncing words containing the letter string -ough.

'Know Your Pronunciations: 'ough'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The letter string 'ough' is difficult because it can be pronounced in many different ways.

The table below should help you to say the different words. Read them carefully and make sure you know how to pronounce each one correctly.

 

  sounds like:   examples:
uff (as in cuff) enough, rough, tough
oa (as in coat) though, dough
ow (as in cow) bough, drought, plough
off (as in toffee) cough, trough
oo (as in loop) through
u (as in cup) borough, thorough
or (as in born) bought, ought, thought

 

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