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  • welcome to the minute of speech

  • this confusing word pair is a common mistake of most ESL speakers

  • the words are taught

  • the past tense of to teach and

  • thought

  • the past tense of to think

  • to say these words correctly focus on the initial consonant sounds T

  • and TH

  • the ending of each word UGHT is pronounced the same

  • even though they are spelled differently

  • to say taught

  • start by saying T by

  • placing your tongue behind your top teeth

  • add the short and open AH sound

  • end with a T by placing your tongue behind your top teeth

  • taught

  • to say thought

  • start by saying TH by placing your tongue between your teeth and keep the air moving

  • add the short and open

  • AH sound

  • end with a T by placing your tongue

  • behind your top teeth

  • thought

  • let's try it

  • taught

  • taught

  • taught

  • thought

  • thought

  • thought

  • taught thought

  • I thought that you taught the class.

  • try it. people will notice the difference

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A2 US taught placing top teeth thought tongue teeth

How to pronounce TAUGHT /tɔt/ & THOUGHT /θɔt/ - American English Pronunciation Lesson

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    Yukiko posted on 2018/11/17
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