Rhyming Words

A man reads a pronunciation poem in English with some rhyming and confusing words.

Level 7  |  Pronunciation  |  Phonics  |  Duration: 01:14
Source: kawaineko7


Video Transcript

  • I take it you already know...
  • ...of tough and bough and cough and dough.
  • Others may stumble, but not you,...
  • ...on hiccough, thorough, slough and through.
  • Well done!
  • And now you wish, perhaps,...
  • ...to learn of less familiar traps.
  • Beware of heard, a dreadful word...
  • ...that looks like beard and sounds like bird.
  • And dead, it's said like bed, not bead.
  • For goodness' sake, don't call it deed!
  • Watch out for meat and great and threat.
  • They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.
  • A moth is not a moth in mother,...
  • ...nor both in bother, broth or brother.
  • And here is not a match for there,...
  • ...nor dear and fear for bear and pear.
  • And then, there's doze and rose and lose.
  • Just look them up and goose and choose.
  • And cork and work and card and ward.
  • And font and front and word and sword.
  • And do and go, and thwart and cart.
  • Come, I've hardly made a start.
  • A dreadful language?
  • Man alive, I'd learned to speak it when I was five!
  • And yet to write it, the more I sigh.
  • I'll not learn how till the day I die.

Featured Words Level

  • BROTH (Noun) 7
  • BOUGH (Noun) 7
  • SLOUGH (Noun) 7
  • THWART (Noun) 7
  • MOTHER (Noun) 1


Comprehension Questions

  1. Which word is used as an adjective?
    1. tough
    2. bough
    3. cough
    4. dough

  2. Which group of words have the same sound?
    1. bead and dead
    2. bead and bed
    3. bead and deed
    4. bead and did

  3. What word rhymes with "SUITE"?
    1. great
    2. threat
    3. meat
    4. sweat

Discussion Questions

  1. Give two words that rhyme with "CARD." Use these words in a sentence.

  2. When did you start to learn English? Why?

  3. What do you think about the English language compared to your local language?