Advanced /p/ Pronunciation and Spelling Rules

In this English pronunciation lesson, you will repeat-after-me advanced examples of the /p/ sound.

You will also learn examples of silent ‘p’, in which no /p/ sound is pronounced.

Silent ‘p’ List of Words

Take extra care to practise and memorise the pronunciation of silent ‘p’ words as these are commonly mispronounced:

coup

corps

receipt

cupboard

raspberry

psychic

psychology

pneumonia

Silent ‘p’ words list

Practice Advanced ‘p’ Examples Pronunciation

Now practise your pronunciation with the individual words and example phrases below. Place close attention to your articulation and repeat-after-me as clearly as possible:

phobia: phobia of spiders

▶︎ A ‘phobia’ (n) is an extreme fear you have of something, such as a spider or snakes.

trophy: he won the trophy

▶︎ A trophy is a prize that is given to the winner of a competition. It is an object such as a cup made from shiny plastic (to appear as if it is gold).

pneumatic: pneumatic drill

▶︎ ‘pneumatic’ (adj) means it contains compressed air.

psychic: psychic perception (ESP)

▶︎ ‘ESP’ (acronym) means ‘Extra Sensory Perception’. This means being able to sense / know things beyond the typical 5 senses.

pterodactyl: terrifying pterodactyl attack

▶︎ A ‘pterodactyl’ is an extinct type of flying dinosaur.


Extend Your Learning

◼️ Part One of this lesson on the pronunciation of /p/

◼️ View here for every silent /p/ word in English.

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