Listen and repeat: 55 words with 'ch'

In English, ‘ch’ can be silent in ‘yacht’. In addition to this, it can be pronounced in a number of different ways: /k/, /ʃ/ and /tʃ/. The way in which ‘ch’ is pronounced depends to some extent on the origin of the word; whether it was borrowed from Greek /k/ or French /tʃ/. Listen to various words with ‘ch’ in this video and repeat them.

Share this video:

This video is from the free online course:

English Pronunciation in a Global World

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam