Unit 17 - Spelling ough and augh words

Teaching point - learning to spell The letter patterns ough and augh spell several different sounds. You will have come across some in previous units but here deal with them all in one place.

ough

Some of the sounds made by the letters ough are:

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/ō/ as in snow /oo/ as in blue /ow/ as in cow /uff/ as in cuff /off/ as in blastoff
dough
although
through bough
plough -
(U.S. plow)
slough -
(swamp)
rough
tough
enough
slough -
(cast off)
cough
trough
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Stormy weather makes the sea ______.
We pushed our way ______the crowd.
Farm animals drink from a ______.
______ is made by mixing flour, water and yeast.
I have a sore throat and a bad ______.
A large tree branch is called a ______.
______ I'm sick I'll still go to work.
This meat is far too ______ to eat.
Have you had ______ time to finish?
______ is an old word meaning swamp.


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