Some English words begin with the letter H but don’t start with the / h / sound.
This is because these words were borrowed into English from the original French. At first, they kept their French pronunciation, but gradually, over time, most of them became Anglicised and lost their French connection.
Some of them, however, refused to lose their “posh” French pronunciation. These words, like honour, never had the / h / sound inserted at the beginning.
I made this video and the English Activation Pack to help students like you learn which words should be pronounced with an initial / h / sound and which should not.
There are 150 common English words in this English Activation Pack, and all have a recording of me giving the correct English pronunciation for you to copy.
I have also included two interactive quizzes that will help you to master the vocabulary and the pronunciation. The quiz questions each have an audio file for you to listen to the pronunciation of the word in question.
This is an extensive English Activation Pack that took a lot of effort to make. It was made at the request of my wonderful student, Monica, from Italy.
Italian, Spanish, and French students will find this English Activation Pack particularly useful, though it will be helpful to any student of English looking to improve their vocabulary and pronunciation.
Example English Activation Pack
I have created a sample English Activation Pack for you to try. The sample will give you an idea of the high-quality, professionally produced English learning material you will be using if you choose to pay what you want for this English Activation Pack.
Become a Britlisher!
English Activation Pack Testimonials
The 5Wh activation pack is very best. Thank you much for you help me with English. Now I ask questions well.
Not able to tell you how happy I am with the inversion English Activation Pack. No sooner did I begin the quiz than I began to see a big improvement. I’m hoping to do the CPE in the Autumn, so this is just what I needed.
This is the fourth English Activation Pack I have bought and it really is the best yet. The conversation simulations are amazingly useful. I can see how different answers get different responses. I can also see how not to ask questions or make complaints. I can’t wait for the next pack.
I can’t say enough about the do or make pack. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. I won’t make the same mistakes I used to.
I couldn’t have asked for more than this in the pick pack. I’m so pleased and I can’t wait for the next one. They are great!
Just what I needed
This is a great way to learn about phrasal verbs as well as idioms. I have been studying English for 10 years, but I have never had such a funny way to learn before. Thank you for your hard work Richard.
Being Italian, I always have problems with the h at the beginning of words. This silent letter activation packs is exactly what I needed. I only paid one euro but it is worth much more than I paid. Next time I will pay more because it’s worth every cent. You won’t regret it.
A good idea
It’s a very good idea. The whole pack looks nice and has a lot of information inside. I certainly learned some new vocabulary. I will buy some more packs soon. Thank you.