Spelling ough and augh
||These two ough words
are thoroughly difficult!
In these words, ough makes a weak sound rather like a short /ŭ/
(For more on this weak vowel sound, please see Unit 24)
Read these sentences:
1. This room needs a thorough clean.
2. The borough council studied the idea very thoroughly.
||Think again about all the different sounds that can
be spelled with the letters ough. The pictures on page
one will remind you. Then try this exercise:
Read the first word then find which ough
word rhymes with it. Type
word in the box.
Find the ough word that rhymes
Type the ough word
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