English Reading Rules Guide


The Reading Rules and Pronunciation Guide. Good for Self-Study. For A1-A2 level English learners.

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This guide to reading rules and pronunciation teaches the most important letter combinations to get a clear understanding of English phonics and spelling.

This is an e-book. After purchase, you will be able to download the PDF and the accompanying audio files (in British and American accent).

The guide covers reading rules for 4 types of vowel syllables, the most problematic vowel and consonant combinations, and the list of the trickiest words with silent letters.

It can be used by EFL and ESL teachers as well as for self-learning. I recommend using it by reading the words in groups aloud (after speakers) trying to remember the pattern of pronunciation for certain letter combinations.

For further practice, it’s important to use the words in your own sentences and apply the reading rules learnt to short texts and new vocabulary being learnt in the English course.

* The table of contents *

Page 1 – title page

Page 2 – 4 types of syllables in one table

Page 3 – vowel combinations au, aw, ou, ow, oo, ew

Page 4 – vowel combinations ee, ea, ear, ie, ei, igh, ey, ei, eigh

Page 5 – consonant combinations ck, c (2 types of reading), ch, ph, ugh, kn

Page 6 – consonant combinations sh, th, w in different positions, mb

Page 7 – suffixes cian, cion, tion, sion, ture, sure, ssu, ous, able

Page 8 – a list of the commonly mispronounced words with silent letters

Page 9 – about the author

Please, pay attention that this is an e-book (PDF and audio for downloading). We don’t provide a physical book.