TH – what the actual?

This is the sound that English learners love to hate, and many English speakers don't actually realise is two slightly different sounds. We're talking about TH as in that, then, this, feather, with (which is voiced /ð/) or thin, thumb, thick, thunder and moth (which is unvoiced /θ/) How to make the sound So both … Continue reading TH – what the actual?

Double letters, double fun

Think of some words with double letters... there's one; letter! Also book, been, running, funny, difficult, will, yellow, rabbit, arrive, cross, getting, travelling, better, dinner. There are four things happening with double letters in English: There are words with double letter because of added suffixes: running, funny, forgotten There are double vowels: book, been, feed, vacuum, … Continue reading Double letters, double fun