WHY ENGLISH IS A DI
Using English Around the World
WHY ENGLISH IS A DIFFICULT LANGUAGE
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard, but sounds like bird.
And dead; it's said like bed, but looks like bead,
For goodness sake don't call it deed.
Watch out for meat, and great, and threat,
They rhyme with suite, and straight, and debt.
A moth is not a moth, as in mother
Or both as in bother, or broth as in brother.
And here is not a match for there,
Nor dear and fear, for bear and pear.