Spelling ough and augh words

Teaching point - learning to spell These two ough words are thoroughly difficult!

thorough borough

thorough borough

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 back to spelling teaching 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 that ough word in the box.


Find the ough word that rhymes


Type the ough word

how: rough, trough, bough
zoo: enough, through, dough
fluff: tough, thorough, though
grow: plough, cough, although
borough: bough, thorough, dough
off: cough, through, enough
stuff: enough, although, borough
go: trough, dough, rough


 


Skip this exercise and go to the next part of this unit: ought and aught words. *

* Skip link not available for logged in students.

Print this page
share this page:

Sign up to remove this advert

Remove this advert

Your current location:

Unit 17: ough and augh words

Page 3 of 8

Spellzone is used by students aged seven to adult to improve their spelling, including those learning English as a foreign language and those with dyslexia.

Find out more >>

Try Spellzone for free

Dictionary



Word lists and Games

X
X
X

Sign up to remove this advert

I have just finalised the progress of the year groups and am delighted to see that from December to June 53% of the 98 students using Spellzone have raised their standardised scores to 100 and above.

One of the students has put in a huge amount of effort in completing Spellzone at least 3 times a week since his arrival with us in January. Looking at his scores after the latest GL testing, his standardised score has risen from 99 to 131. This is a truly phenomenal result. I just wanted to share the best result I have ever seen.

Terrie Penrose-Toms, Casterton College

read more...

Help...


If you need help logging into your account, or you need more information, we are here to help. Help