How would you pronounce words with “ough”?

“I Love Lucy” was a popular American comedy show years ago on the television.

In this video clip Lucy asks Ricky, her Cuban husband, to read a children’s book out loud. However, he finds English very confusing and can’t understand why Lucy corrects him all the time. Surely all the words ending in “ough” should sound the same? But they don’t!

 

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Written by Christine Burgmer

21. July 2016