Word Smart: Improve Your Pronunciation Through Vocabulary

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The “Ught” sound: Daughter Caught, Thought, Fought, Naughty. So the conjunction of ught is pronounced as an “awt” sound, any word with these combined words will be pronounced with an awt.

The “Ight” sound: Fight, Light, Sight, Night, Right these words are pronounced with an “ahyt” sound, there for the conjunction of these letters are pronounced as “ahyt” but there are other words similar to the “Ight” sound the difference is in some words the t sound at the end is not pronounced like the word Thigh or High or Sigh, these words are pronounced with an “ahy” sound.

The silent “T” (sten-stle): Castle, whistle, Listen, Fasten, Ballet there are a lot of words that are spelled with a “T” but the “T” will not always be pronounced in some words. If you ever come across words with “sten” or “stle” in the spelling then the pronunciation of the “T” will be silent so it’s like saying “sen” or “sle”.


  • Caught: To intercept (someone/something) to hold (someone/something).
  • Sight: The action or fact of seeing someone or something.
  • Thigh: The part of the human leg between the hip and the knee.
  • Sigh: Emit a long, deep, audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or a similar feeling.
  • Fasten: Close or join securely.


A best way to pronounce any word is to break it down into parts weather it is in two, three, or four parts; Fast-en, Daught-er, Cast-le. This recommendation will help.


  • Which is the most difficult sound for you to pronounce?

Welcome to this activity created by Junior Advisor Mr. Esaú Arriaga Figueroa from Narvarte Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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