Pronunciation Lesson Silent A

Silent Letter ‘A’: a pronunciation guide

Kerin English Teacher
Lesson by Kerin

In this pronunciation lesson, you are going to learn how to pronounce words that have a silent ‘A’ in them.

  • Skills: Speaking, pronunciation
  • Time needed: 2-5 mins
  • Focus: sounding more natural and fluent

artistically

BrE /ɑːˈtɪstɪkli/ – aa·tis·tuh·klee

YOUR TURN!

Practice saying it: The film was both commercially and artistically successful. 

logically

BrE /ˈlɒdʒɪkli/  – lo·juhk·lee

YOUR TURN!

Practice saying it: Don’t be too hard on yourself. I think you acted logically under the circumstances.

stoically

BrE /ˈstəʊɪkli/ – sto·uhk·lee

YOUR TURN!

Practice saying it: They were very professional and reacted stoically to the news. 

vertically

BrE /ˈvɜːtɪkli/ – ver·tuh·klee

YOUR TURN!

Practice saying it: The exhibition was pretty cool! The pieces were hanging vertically from the ceiling as soon as you came in.

Vocab challenge

Can you think of any other words ending in -ally?

Write them in the comments 👇

Vocabulary challenge

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