Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Weekly English Words with Alisha - Words with Weird Silent Letters

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Welcome back to weekly words, my name is Alisha, and today we're going to talk about words

with weird silent letters. I like the title of this one, lets get started!

The first word ispterodactylPterodactyl is a dinosaur, this is a flying

dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period. I totally knew that on my own. pterodactyl begins

with a P but we don't say that P, it just starts with the T sound. In a sentence, you

might saythe pterodactyl is my favorite dinosaur.”

Next word ismortgage”. I, my students messed up that word, mortgage,

like last week in class. Mortgage has at T and it but we don't say the T, it sounds like

mor-gagelike there's no T at all. A mortgage is and the payment that you make

on your house every month if, if you've had to take a loan from a bank.

In a sentencemy mortgage payments are very reasonable.” I hope.

The next word isaisle”. Aisle is a weird word, so yes, there's an

S in the word aisle, but it is not pronouncedai-s-lay”, it's pronounced aisle. Aisle

with an A in front, is the space between rows of seats on an airplane, for example,

or the space between shelves in a supermarket, any is for a pathway

is an aisle. In a sentence, “please keep your feet out of the aisle on the airplane

because the cart might bump you.”

The next word isfaux”. It has an X at the end when its spelled

on paper but we do not say fau-x, fa-ux, we don't say that. We say faux; faux means fake,

faux means something that's not real. Very commonly you'll hear this in terms offaux

furas inI prefer to wear faux fur because I don't believe that we should kill


All right, the next one isasthmaWe're just talking about how I have asthma!

Asthma is spelled very weirdly, there's a TH in there but we do not say the TH, its,

it sounds like ASMA, asthma. Asthma is a respiratory condition, you might have asthma its very

common, where it might be difficult for you to breath sometimes, you need to take medicine.

In a sentenceI carry my inhaler everywhere because I have asthma.”

And that's the end of words that have weird silent letters! So be careful when you come

across these in writing because they may sound a little bit different know if they're still.

Thanks again for watching weekly word this week we will be back with more fun stuff next

time, take care. Bye! I don't know how to end this.

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