Boat and Bought / Pot

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Here in California, Bought and Pot will sound VERY similar or actually be the same sound.

Part 1: Common spelling for 0 as in Boat

boat

note

no

blow

toe

sew

goat

tote

go

glow

Joe

 

soak

joke

so

flow

 

 

croak

mope

Mo

show

 

 

soap

cope

 

snow

 

 

loan

stoke

 

stow

 

 



Part 2: Common spellings for bought / pot (as pronounced in California)

bought

got

caught

dawn

pause

long

thought

lot

naught

lawn

cause

song

fought

shot

naughty

fawn

cautious

stocks

 

not

 

 

 

model

 

top

 

 

 

 

 

lost

 

 

 

 



Part 3: Recognition: Which is different

Example: Boat Bought Boat

1. Soap Soap Sop
2. Cope Cop Cop
3. Note Not Note
4. Coat Caught Caught
5. Lawn Loan Lawn
6. Stock Stock Stoke

Part 4: Which do you hear?

1. Goat
2. Got
3. Stow
4. Loan
5. Lawn
6. Straw
7. Soak
8. Sought

1. Their boat got caught on a sand bar.
2. She couldnít cope with all the problems she had in her marriage, so she got divorced.
3. It isnít as easy to get a home loan as it was a few years ago.
4. He had to stoke the fire to keep it going since it was going out.
5. They normally use a lot of soap when they wash their dog before a competition.
6. How many different coats do you wear every winter?
7. Is it important for you to have a nice green lawn, or would you be happy with just rocks?
 



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