|witch||Which is which?|
In most words the /w/ sound is simply spelled with the letter w
words need wh.
|The old way (and the correct way!) to say the wh sound is to change the order of the sounds and to say /hw/|
In some parts of the UK, especially Scotland, you will still hear words
when pronounced as /hwen/, wheel pronounced as /hweel/
However, most times, you cannot hear a clue to help with the spelling.
The 'question words' (see list below) all need wh.
There are no rules to help with other words, so use your eyes to learn
which ones need wh
|Use your eyes and your hand: Read the words often so the pattern is fixed in your mind and then 'Look, say, cover, write, check'.|
Here are some of the more common wh words:
|?? The 'question' words ??||Other words|
the 'who' words:
whiting (small fish)
whisky (if it's made in Ireland or the US it's whiskey)