1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded education professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice


Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by whiskyforme, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. whiskyforme

    whiskyforme New commenter

    I take it you already know

    Of tough and bough and cough and dough?

    Others may stumble, but not you,

    On hiccough, thorough, lough 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 in brother,

    And here is not a match for there

    Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,

    And then there's dose 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, come, I've hardly made a start!

    A dreadful language? Man alive!

    I'd mastered it when I was five!
  2. Thank you thank you thank you....I had forgotten this gem. I think I was taught it when I was about 6. Stuff Phonix.....how can you inspire anyone to read with that dry dry system. I shall be re-typing and passing to our SENCo (hint hint).
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    I'd love a HT with that attitude! Some phonics is needed, but not the dull dry way we now have to teach the stuff.
  4. breadmaker

    breadmaker New commenter

    Love it! I'm going to print this off and have it close by when doing the Phonics "check" on Monday!

Share This Page