Lesson 38: Hard ‘g’ (Part Two of Two)
English Jade: Practice Hard /g/

In this lesson, we will continue learning the pronunciation and spelling patterns of words with a /g/ sound. This topic is also known as the pronunciation of hard <g>. Learn Hard /g/ Part One.

We will learn and practice the following rules for hard <g>:

  • The /g/ sound spelt as <gu>

 guilt       guitar     guy

  • The /g/ sound spelt as <gue>

 guest     guess     catalogue

  • The /g/ sound spelt as <gh> in foreign loan words. 

 ghost     ghetto   dinghy

  • The /g/ + /z/ spelt as <x>

 exist       exam      exit


Practice Hard /g/: Some Examples from the Lesson Recording

guy: that guy’s guitar

guess: your guess is as good as mine

colleague: Colleen’s colleagues from the college

ghee: Gita cooks aloo gobi with ghee

exam: Alexander passed his exam

Brexit: Brits and their Brexit

About Jade Joddle Jade Joddle is a speech and voice teacher who gives her non-native speaker clients back the confidence they had in their native language. She teaches high-level professionals to Speak Well in English so that they thrive and succeed.