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  • 1. englishbanana.com’s Kliy Ral f be_ Di kshn rii Clear Alphabet Dictionary Read and Write English as it Sounds! bai Ma_ Per lnd by Matt Purland 1
  • 2. englishbanana.com’s Kliy Ral f be_ Di kshn rii Clear Alphabet Dictionary Read and Write English as it Sounds! bai Ma_ Per lnd by Matt Purland 2
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  • 4. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary English Banana.com Free Copying Licence “There is no wealth but life.” – John Ruskin (1819-1900) Quick Summary: You may download, print, copy, sell, and distribute English Banana.com materials, without paying anything. Definition of Terms: This licence is effective from 7th December 2008, and replaces all existing statements and notices regarding copyright and copying of English Banana.com materials. It applies to all English Banana.com materials. “English Banana.com materials” means: worksheets, MP3s, video files, books, CD-ROMs, and any other file or product that has been created and published by English Banana.com, that exists either on its website server (www.englishbanana.com) or offline, including digital versions (e.g. a .pdf file) as well as physical copies (e.g. a workbook copy of the Big Grammar Book, or a CD-ROM). Who May Use this Licence? This licence applies to anybody who wishes to use English Banana.com materials. Free Copying Licence: 1. You may download, print, copy, and distribute English Banana.com materials. 2. You may sell English Banana.com materials to make a profit. 3. You may distribute English Banana.com materials for free. 4. You may put English Banana.com materials on a website. 5. You may put English Banana.com materials on an intranet server. 6. You may adapt English Banana.com materials. 7. You may remove the English Banana.com name and logo from the materials, or replace it with your own. 8. You may produce plays or films using English Banana.com materials. This is a free licence: • You don’t have to pay English Banana.com any royalties or fees. • You don’t have to credit English Banana.com as the originator of the materials. • You don’t have to contact us before using this licence, or apply for further permission, although if you do tell us how you are using it, we may be able to help you by publicising your initiative on English Banana.com. In short, if you can use English Banana.com materials in any way, this licence gives you permission to use them. There is only one restriction: You may not claim copyright to original English Banana.com materials. International copyright for English Banana.com materials belongs to Matt Purland/English Banana.com 2002-2012. For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 5
  • 5. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary English Banana.com Free Copying Licence Why Free Licences? Matt Purland, sole author of all English Banana.com materials, writes: “I feel that the quotation at the top of the page says it all: ‘There is no wealth but life.’ What do we have of value, really, apart from life? Life is fleeting, so if somebody sees value in my work – the English Banana.com materials – and can use it to improve their quality of life, I’m very happy for them to do so. I hope that perhaps you will be able to benefit from one or both Free English Banana.com Licences. If you would like to ask me a question, or send a comment, please do contact me via the English Banana.com feedback form.” Standard Disclaimer: By accessing and using www.englishbanana.com you accept that all materials and services, including links to external websites, are provided in good faith and ‘as is’. You agree that you will not hold English Banana.com responsible for any issues or consequences that may arise from accessing and using English Banana.com materials. No guarantee of availability or reliability of either use or accuracy is given by the author or may be assumed. All files on www.englishbanana.com have been virus-checked before being uploaded to the server. However, this disclaimer has been posted to make it clear that when users download files from this website they do so at their own risk. English Banana.com cannot be held responsible or liable for any damage or loss resulting from accessing and using materials from www.englishbanana.com. Authorisation: This English Banana.com Free Licence has been written, authorised, and digitally signed by the sole author of all English Banana.com materials, Matt Purland: Matt Purland, Founder and Writer, English Banana.com Date: 7th December 2008 For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 6
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  • 7. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary English Banana.com Free Licence to Run Courses English Banana.com Licences. If you would like to ask me a question, or send a comment, please do contact me via the English Banana.com feedback form.” Standard Disclaimer: By accessing and using www.englishbanana.com you accept that all materials and services, including links to external websites, are provided in good faith and ‘as is’. You agree that you will not hold English Banana.com responsible for any issues or consequences that may arise from accessing and using English Banana.com materials. No guarantee of availability or reliability of either use or accuracy is given by the author or may be assumed. All files on www.englishbanana.com have been virus-checked before being uploaded to the server. However, this disclaimer has been posted to make it clear that when users download files from this website they do so at their own risk. English Banana.com cannot be held responsible or liable for any damage or loss resulting from accessing and using materials from www.englishbanana.com. Authorisation: This English Banana.com Free Licence has been written, authorised, and digitally signed by the sole author of all English Banana.com materials, Matt Purland: Matt Purland, Founder and Writer, English Banana.com Date: 7th December 2008 For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 8
  • 8. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Contents 5 7 9 11 Free Copying Licence Free Licence to Run Courses Contents Introduction Learn the Clear Alphabet 17 18 30 41 44 Clear Alphabet Chart Learn the Clear Alphabet with Flashcards Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds and Diphthongs Learn the Sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet – Sample Lesson Plan Clear Alphabet Test (Sample) Clear Alphabet Dictionary 47 55 85 113 140 146 152 Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling 400 Elementary Words – Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling 400 Elementary Words – Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet 400 Elementary Words – Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling Special Topics 159 160 161 162 164 166 167 168 170 Phonetic Words in Normal English Spelling 100 Sets of Common Homophones Minimal Pairs Silent Letters Hidden Sounds Words and Phrases with Glottal Stops Longer Phrases Words that Look Confusing in the Clear Alphabet Problem Sound Connections – when Clear Alphabet Looks Awkward! Examples of Worksheets for Class Use 174 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 Practice Worksheets – Instructions Translate Countries from the Clear Alphabet Translate Countries into the Clear Alphabet Find the Mixed-up Countries with the Clear Alphabet Translate Leisure Activities from the Clear Alphabet Translate Leisure Activities into the Clear Alphabet Find the Mixed-up Leisure Activities with the Clear Alphabet Translate 40 Famous People from the Clear Alphabet Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 9
  • 9. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Contents Relevant Material from Talk a Lot Foundation Course 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 100 Basic Words with the Clear Alphabet 100 Basic Words – Translate from the Clear Alphabet The 100 Most Common Words in Written English Role Play with the Clear Alphabet 1 – Mei king Planz Role Play with the Clear Alphabet 1 – Making Plans – Translation Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 1 – Hau t Mei k Nai Sku p Vtee Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 1 – How to Make a Nice Cup of Tea – Translation Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 2 – b Gi ning t Tee Chnum bz Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 2 – Beginning to Teach Numbers – Translation Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 3 – uh kon tr Ver sh l Pin yn Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 3 – A Controversial Opinion – Translation Transport – Discussion Words Transport – Discussion Words (with the Clear Alphabet) Transport – Discussion Words (with the IPA) List of Common Weak Forms in Spoken English Cut-Up Clear Alphabet Sentence – Example Cut-Up Clear Alphabet Sentence – Blank Relevant Material from Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook 203 210 213 217 223 225 226 227 228 229 Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters Spelling and Sounds – Common Vowel Clusters (Student’s Handout) List of Vowel Clusters – In Alphabetical Order Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters Spelling and Sounds – Common Consonant Clusters (Student’s Handout) Common Suffixes and What they Indicate Suffixes and Word Stress Discussion Words with Suffixes in Elementary Book 2 List of Noun/Verb Homographs Working Out Word Stress – Two-Syllable Words where the First Syllable is a Schwa Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 10
  • 10. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Introduction What is this book? Wo ti zthi Sbuuk? The Clear Alphabet Dictionary is a tool to enable students of English to learn new phonetic Clear Alphabet, so that they can use it confidently as a means to read, write, and understand the sounds of English – and as a result to pronounce words and sentences better. It is a tool that enables teachers to explain the relationship between spelling and sounds at word level, and connected speech at sentence and text level. If you are using You Are The Course Book method, the material in this book can be used at Stage 1 (Vocabulary) and Stage 5 (Pronunciation) of Modes 1 and 2. It could also be used with students who are studying Talk a Lot Foundation Course. In the first part you can learn the 48 sounds of English and their corresponding written IDs (identifiers). For example, the vowel sound in “cheese” and “meal” is always written as ee in the Clear Alphabet. The second part is more like a traditional dictionary, with a word list of over two thousand common words and phrases – including all of the discussion words from Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1-3 and Intermediate Book 1. Following this is a reduced word list of 400 Elementary-level words, which can be used with students who are new to the Clear Alphabet. The third part contain special topics relating to using the Clear Alphabet, including Silent Letters, Homophones, and Hidden Sounds. The fourth part has some examples of worksheets for use in class to learn the Clear Alphabet. The last two parts of book contain useful related material from Talk a Lot Foundation Course and Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook. Wo ti zth Kliy Ral f bet? What is the Clear Alphabet? The Clear Alphabet is a modern phonetic English alphabet which uses the normal Roman alphabet, rather than symbols, to show the sounds of English. Each of the 48 sounds of English has one ID (identifier) in the Clear Alphabet, which is always written the same. (See Clear Alphabet Chart on p.17.) This allows us to write the sounds of English, rather than the normal spelling, which is often very different from the sounds. It also allows us to write full sentences and whole texts which show connected speech in action – the process where words merge together as we speak. It enables us to represent speech in written form clearly, showing syllables, stressed syllables, features of connected speech, and other elements of speech such as schwa sounds, glottal stops, silent letters, and hidden sounds, which are usually missing from written texts. Wai Bo th Ler ning th Kliy Ral f bet? Why bother learning the Clear Alphabet? If students and teachers learn the Clear Alphabet they will be able to: • Improve understanding and use of the differences between spelling and sounds in an English word, e.g. normal spelling: Clear Alphabet spelling: ask car Arsk Kar For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 11
  • 11. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Introduction heart • Hart Improve understanding and use of of pronunciation, including the use of the schwa sound and glottal stops normal spelling: appointment • Clear Alphabet spelling: uh Poyn_ mnt (schwa sound indicated by uh ; glottal stop indicated by _ ) Improve understanding and use of connected speech – including identifying the stressed syllables in a sentence – leading to improved listening skills through the knowledge of how native speakers of English actually speak Normal spelling – not representative of speech: I don’t like living in a small flat. Clear Alphabet spelling – showing connected speech, stressed syllables (capitalised), schwa sounds, glottal stops, and normal punctuation. ai Deun_ Lai Kli ving i n Smorl Flat. How is it different from the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)? Hau wi zi_ Di frn_ frm thii yai pii Yei (in t Na shnl f Ne ti Kal f bet)? The main difference is that the Clear Alphabet uses the Roman alphabet – the normal a-z that everybody already knows, rather than obscure symbols. This means that the Clear Alphabet can be transmitted via a normal keyboard – by computer, tablet, or phone – without a special font. While it is difficult (although not impossible) to create and share text in the IPA via digital means, it is much easier to do so with the Clear Alphabet. From Talk a Lot Foundation Course1: [The Clear Alphabet is] a new alphabet for the English language, which is similar to the IPA in that it enables the reader to see all the phonemes (sounds) contained in each word. However, unlike the IPA, [the Clear Alphabet] uses the more familiar Roman alphabet – a, b, c, etc. – and allows the reader to see the stressed syllable in a word as well as the connections between syllables and words. Each of the 48 sounds of English has its own written ID (identifier). e.g. the “a” sound in “cake” is always written as ei – Keik In normal spelling this sound can be written in different ways, but with [the Clear Alphabet] it always looks the same: ei 1 Note: in Talk a Lot Foundation Course, the Clear Alphabet is referred to as the New English Alphabet (NEA) For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 12
  • 12. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Introduction e.g. make = Meik, day = Dei, change = Cheinj, etc. i zth Kliy Ral f be_ Be t thn thii Yai pii yei? Is the Clear Alphabet better than the IPA? From Talk a Lot Foundation Course: The current IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) was invented in the nineteenth century by French and British linguists. The IPA can be helpful in some situations, for example if a student takes the time to learn it they will be able to accurately pronounce any word in the dictionary. When teaching language – and especially pronunciation – we do need a way of representing sounds on a page, but the current IPA is no longer fit for purpose in the Digital Age, because it cannot be easily reproduced on a keyboard or mobile phone keypad. Just try sharing a document that uses IPA symbols and you will see what I mean. Everybody needs to buy a new font – which does not happen. So we need a new phonetic way of writing. Another problem with the IPA is that students have to learn a whole new alphabet of around fifty new characters. Students are often put off by the unfamiliar and exotic-looking symbols that they have to learn, which only adds an extra burden for students – especially those whose first language does not always use the Roman alphabet, e.g. those whose first language is Arabic, Russian, Chinese, etc. They already have to learn one new alphabet to learn English; then we try to add a second. It’s no wonder the IPA is put on the back burner. For example, let’s compare this earlier sentence in the Clear Alphabet with its equivalent in the IPA: Normal spelling: I don’t like living in a small flat. Clear Alphabet spelling: ai Deun_ Lai Kli ving i n Smorl Flat. IPA spelling: /~fDÇÉìåDä~fDâäfKîfÏKfKåDëãlWäDÑäôíL= While Clear Alphabet spelling takes some learning and getting used to, it is far easier and more intuitive to learn than the IPA because the letters are already familiar, and has the added bonus of showing the stressed syllables – the all-important sound spine – as well as normal punctuation marks. Is the Clear Alphabet a replacement for the current Roman alphabet? i zth Kliy Ral f be t r Plei smn_ f th Ku rn_ Reu m Nal f bet? For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 13
  • 13. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Introduction In Talk a Lot Foundation Course I have argued that, yes, it could be: We need a new written English alphabet. The old one (a, b, c, etc.) is not fit for purpose because it doesn’t contain enough letters (especially vowel letters) to adequately represent all of the 48 sounds of English. We cannot write phonetically – as we speak – with this alphabet. It allows us to write words, but we speak syllable by syllable, not word by word. It doesn’t show stressed syllables, but it is vital for us to know which syllables are stressed. It doesn’t show the “hidden” features of spoken English – schwas and glottal stops – but if we don’t use these features our pronunciation will be much worse, and communication will be reduced. The old written alphabet has 26 letters – but there are 48 sounds in English. The old written alphabet has 5 vowel letters – but there are 23 different vowel sounds in English. [The Clear Alphabet] provides the remedy to both problems, because it allows us to write phonetically, representing the sounds we make when we speak. It is a true alphabet. It also clearly shows individual syllables, stressed syllables, schwas, and glottal stops. How many words are there in the dictionary – and how were they chosen? Hau Me nii Wer dz th rin th Di kshn rii – yn Hau w thei Cheu zn? The dictionary contains just over 2,000 common words and phrases, so it is not intended to be an exhaustive dictionary along the lines of a major English dictionary. Also, there are no definitions – just words in the Clear Alphabet and in normal spelling. However, the dictionary certainly contains enough terms for anyone to be able to understand and learn how the Clear Alphabet works and how it can be used to represent sounds in a word or sentence. The terms were chosen from a wide range of sources, with the focus on high-frequency words: • • Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1-3 Talk a Lot Intermediate Book 1 • • • • • Oxford English Dictionary Corpus The Dolch Basic Site Vocabulary Top 20 Phrasal Verbs Big Grammar Book …Words You Must Know (series) discussion words and sentence block verbs discussion words, sentence block verbs, and a selection of common idioms & slang terms 2 top 100 words in written English 3 220 frequently used words my own list4 basic words from Essential English pages common word list: nouns, verbs, adjectives, function words5 2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_common_words_in_English [accessed on: 04.08.12] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolch_word_list [accessed on: 04.08.12] http://www.scribd.com/doc/64293397/Tali1-20-Basic-English-Phrasal-Verbs [accessed on: 04.08.12] 5 For example: http://www.scribd.com/doc/69123367/100-Common-English-Adjectives-You-Must-Know-Part-1 [accessed on: 04.08.12] 3 4 For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 14
  • 14. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Introduction • • • Talk a Lot Foundation Course Check It Again! (Book One) List of 80 common functions General notes on the dictionary: • • list of pronunciation terms from the Glossary list of grammar terms from the Glossary my own list Jen rl Neu_ zon th Di kshn rii Terms are presented in British English throughout the dictionary – both in terms of normal spelling and pronunciation Generally, nouns have singular forms Closing remarks Kleu zing r Markz This material has been trialled in classrooms – both offline and online. Thanks to everybody who took part in those lessons! I really hope that you find this book useful and that you are able to improve your English skills by learning and using the Clear Alphabet. If you have any questions or comments about this book, or anything connected with Talk a Lot or English Banana.com, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me here: info@englishbanana.com Matt Purland th Ostróda, Poland, 25 August 2012 For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 15
  • 15. Lern th Kliy Ral f bet Learn the Clear Alphabet 16
  • 16. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Clear Alphabet – 48 Phonemes (Individual Sounds) 23 vowel sounds: 8 short 5 long 10 diphthongs | 25 consonant sounds: 15 voiced 10 unvoiced Each phoneme always has the same written identifier (ID). Letters not used from the old alphabet: c, q, x When pronounced on their own, all consonant sounds (including unvoiced) are followed by a schwa sound, e.g. 7. buh. This is called an embedded schwa sound. Hear the sounds: http://tinyurl.com/nea-sounds No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. Phonemic ID a ai aiy ar au auw b ch d e ee ei eir er eu f g h hh i ii iy j k l m n ng o oo or oy p r s sh t th tt u uh uu uuw v w y z zz _ Old IPA Symbol LôL= L~fL= L~f]L= L^WL= L~rL= L~r]L= LÄL= LípL= LÇL= LÉL= LáWL= LÉfL= LÉ]L= L‰WL= L]rL= LÑL= LÖL= LÜL= LñL= LfL= LáL= Lf]L= LÇwL= LâL= LäL= LãL= LåL= LÏL= LflL= LìWL= LlWL= LlfL= LéL= LêL= LëL= LpL= LíL= LaL= LqL= L¾L= L]L= LrL= Lr]L= LîL= LïL= LàL= LòL= LwL= LL= Old Spelling New Spelling bat time hire star cow power bag cheese dice leg three plane pear shirt home frog glass head loch dish happy here jam kit lake music nurse ring sock shoot ball toy pig road snow shop taxi brother thousand cup arrive pull pure van week yoghurt zip revision football Bat Taim Haiy Star Kau Pauw Bag Cheez Dais Leg Ttree Plein Peir Shert Heum Frog Glars Hed Lohh Dish Ha pii Hiy Jam Kit Leik Myoo zik Ners Ring Sok Shoot Borl Toy Pig Reud Sneu Shop Ta ksii Bru th Ttau znd Kup uh Raiv Puul Pyuuw Van Week Yo gt Zip r Vi zzn Fuu_ borl Type v/s d d v/l d d c/v c/u c/v v/s v/l d d v/l d c/u c/v c/u c/u v/s v/s d c/v c/u c/v c/v c/v c/v v/s v/l v/l d c/u c/v c/u c/u c/u c/v c/u v/s v/s v/s d c/v c/v c/v c/v c/v Key – v = vowel sound: s = short l = long d = diphthong | c = consonant sound: v = voiced u = unvoiced Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 17
  • 17. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Learn the Clear Alphabet with Flashcards Students can use the flashcards on pp.20-29 for learning and memorising the forty-eight sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet. The aim is to know the sounds by heart, so that they can look at any of the Clear Alphabet IDs (identifiers) on their own and say the sound straight away. Instructions 1. Print the pages back to back onto thin card, in the following order: • • • • • print pages 20 and 21 back to back print pages 22 and 23 back to back print pages 24 and 25 back to back print pages 26 and 27 back to back print pages 28 and 29 back to back 2. Cut out the cards and laminate them, if possible, for extra durability. 3. For students: use the cards to learn the sounds by quickly testing yourself in spare minutes of the day, e.g. on the bus, at lunchtime, when you’re watching TV, etc. 4. For teachers: use the cards to test your class for a short period of time every day, just to keep the identifiers and sounds in your students’ minds, or give a set of cards to each student and encourage them to practise in pairs or small groups. You could use some or all of the activities below. Key to Abbreviations v/s v/l d c/v c/u = short vowel sound = long vowel sound = diphthong = voiced consonant (i.e. your vocal cords vibrate when you make it; feel your throat as you make a sound to find out whether it’s voiced or not; if it vibrates, it is voiced!) = unvoiced consonant (your vocal cords don’t vibrate when you make this kind of sound) Note: it’s well worth getting students to learn the Clear Alphabet sounds with an extra layer of detail, so that they learn the concepts above. For example, that e isn’t only a vowel sound, but that it’s a short vowel sound; or that n isn’t only a consonant sound, but it’s a voiced consonant sound that makes your vocal cords vibrate – and also a friendly consonant sound. Suggested Classroom Activities I made my own flashcards like these to learn and memorise which sound each symbol of the IPA represented, when I was training to be an English teacher more than twelve years ago, but there are lots of other ways in which you could use them beyond simply learning quietly at home: a) Put all of the cards on the table – simple side up – in front of your students. Say a sound, and the first to find the correct card is the winner. Or, say “voiced consonant” or “long vowel sound”, etc. (as above) and the first to find one is the winner. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 18
  • 18. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Learn the Clear Alphabet with Flashcards b) Show a card with a sound on it and students have to say a word each that includes this sound. c) Students have to put several of the cards in order to make a simple word, e.g. “cat” = k a t d) Or you could ask students to spell out their first name, or the make of their car, or their first pet’s name, etc., or one (or more) of any current vocabulary word or phrase, using the cards. You may need a few sets of cards to be able to do this. e) Try this fun game for two students working in a pair (it could also be adapted for two small groups battling each other). Each student has half the cards from the set. They hold them in their hands in a (shuffled) pack so that the other student can’t see which cards they’ve got. The first student produces the first card and their partner has ten seconds (or five, if your group is at a good level!) to say an English word that contains that sound. If they are correct they get the card, and put it in a separate pile from the pack in their hands. If they are wrong, or can’t think of a word, the original student gets to keep the card, again putting it in a separate pile. Play alternates between the two students and continues until the students don’t have any cards left in their hands. The winner will be the student with the most cards at the end of the game (or at the end of an agreed period of time, e.g. fifteen minutes). A variation to make the game harder would be to insist on two words (or more) for each sound, or to get the students to write the words using the Clear Alphabet, as well as saying them. f) Use the rhyming words listed on pp.30-40 to demonstrate how the same sounds in English can be achieved with very different spelling patterns. See also the information on Vowel Clusters (from p.203) and Consonant Clusters (from p.217) later in the dictionary.You could make the important point that English is not a phonetic language, and that the spelling of a word in English often bears little or no relation to the sounds that it contains. g) Or use the rhyming words to get students saying lots of words with the same vowel sound out loud. You could even get them to write sentences using as many words which have the same vowel sound in them as possible, for example: Sound: ee= Sentence: “Pete’s feet feel the need for speed each week.” or: Sound: ei= Sentence: “Jane’s Danish mate made it plain that her place in Spain was a waste of space.” Why not collect together the funniest or longest sentences and make a classroom display, or book, or better still, email them to us at English Banana.com so that we can put them on the Talk a Lot pages! Similarly, you will doubtless find lots more new ways for using these flashcards. If you would like to share them with other teachers and students, please do email them to us and tell us what worked for you. [This article was adapted from Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook.] Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 19
  • 19. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Simple Flashcards (Page 1 of 5) i a Talk a Lot Talk a Lot o uu Talk a Lot Talk a Lot uh e Talk a Lot Talk a Lot ii ee Talk a Lot Talk a Lot ar or Talk a Lot Talk a Lot For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 20
  • 20. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Detailed Flashcards (Page 1 of 5) a bat Bat i v/s dish uu pull Puul Leg v/s sock Ttree v/s arrive Borl v/s uh Raiv v/s ii v/l happy or ball Sok uh ee three v/s o e leg Dish Ha pii v/s ar v/l star Star v/l For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 21
  • 21. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Simple Flashcards (Page 2 of 5) oo er Talk a Lot Talk a Lot u ei= Talk a Lot Talk a Lot ai oy Talk a Lot Talk a Lot eir aiy Talk a Lot Talk a Lot eu au Talk a Lot Talk a Lot For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 22
  • 22. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Detailed Flashcards (Page 2 of 5) er Shert shirt oo v / l= Shoot shoot ei plane Plein u d= Kup cup oy Toy toy Haiy d= Kau Taim time d= eir d= pear au cow v / s= ai aiy hire v / l= Peir d= eu d= home Heum d= For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 23
  • 23. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Simple Flashcards (Page 3 of 5) iy uuw Talk a Lot Talk a Lot auw b Talk a Lot Talk a Lot g v Talk a Lot Talk a Lot t d Talk a Lot Talk a Lot tt th Talk a Lot Talk a Lot For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 24
  • 24. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Detailed Flashcards (Page 3 of 5) uuw pure Pyuuw iy d= here b bag Bag Van c / v= power c / v= glass d= Dais Bru th Glars c / v= t c / v= taxi th brother Pauw g d dice d= auw v van Hiy Ta ksii c / u= tt c / v= thousand Ttau znd c / u= For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 25
  • 25. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Simple Flashcards (Page 4 of 5) p k Talk a Lot Talk a Lot s sh Talk a Lot Talk a Lot ch h Talk a Lot Talk a Lot r w Talk a Lot Talk a Lot y m Talk a Lot Talk a Lot For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 26
  • 26. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Detailed Flashcards (Page 4 of 5) k kit Kit p c / u= pig sh shop Shop Hed c / u= snow Week c / u= cheese Myoo zik c / u= Cheez c / u= r c / v= road m music Sneu ch= w week c / u= s h head Pig Reud c / v= y c / v= yoghurt Yo gt c / v= For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 27
  • 27. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Simple Flashcards (Page 5 of 5) n ng Talk a Lot Talk a Lot l f Talk a Lot Talk a Lot z zz Talk a Lot Talk a Lot j hh Talk a Lot Talk a Lot /'/ _ Talk a Lot Talk a Lot For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 28
  • 28. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Detailed Flashcards (Page 5 of 5) ng ring Ring n c / v= nurse f frog Frog c / u= lake r Vi zzn Lohh Leik c / v= z c / v= zip hh loch c / v= l zz revision Ners Zip c / v= j c / u= jam Jam c / v= _ football Fuu_ borl (glottal stop)= For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 29
  • 29. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds 1 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same vowel sound. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same vowel sound. Can you think of any more words with the same vowel sounds and spelling patterns? i ii vowel sound in ‘f i sh’ vowel sound in ‘empt y’ vowel sound in ‘f ee t’ fish dish wish empty guilty honesty feet meet sheet bid hid lid did rugby feat heat neat seat treat fill hill Jill still pill bill Bill chill will kill juicy Lucy pit it hit nit lit bit spit wit lovely lily ee Pete mete smelly jolly chilly frilly Billy really deed need feed speed lead knead pretty Betty heal steal deal hockey jockey peel heel wheel movie smoothie spin chin win tin gin speak leak limb dream team steam peek cheek list mist seen been missed kissed hissed clean For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 30 18.27
  • 30. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds 2 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same vowel sound. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same vowel sound. Can you think of any more words with the same vowel sounds and spelling patterns? a ar vowel sound in ‘h a t’ vowel sound in ‘c ar’ hat cat fat spat chat gnat splat bat brat mat Matt car far bar tar char par mar star guitar Qatar tap lap cap nap sap rap gap yap banner spanner manner can span man ban nan tan ran fan van land hand stand band and bandstand handstand understand brand sand channel are hurrah shah tank prank spank sank thank bank shank yank spa bra cha-cha ta pa ask task bask cask mask thanks back slack hack sack shack tack knack branch hard card lard bard pal gal mark Mark dark shark barber harbour tart cart smart art part dart mart hart heart chance dance prance lance advance stance father lather rather Arthur bath charred barred jarred map chap trap flap clap bark lark park hark For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 31 18.27
  • 31. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds 3 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same vowel sound. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same vowel sound. Can you think of any more words with the same vowel sounds and spelling patterns? o or vowel sound in ‘g o t’ got hot knot not shot lot rot plot slot trot clot hotpot cot jot pot sot tot vowel sound in ‘or’ box fox cox or for nor talk walk chalk off scoff pour four your hawk squawk on con Ron poor door pore sore more bore yore wore core fore gore whore tore lore Yvonne John gone from salt halt Walt malt bolt colt dolt sock knock rock clock shock dock law jaw paw straw draw raw saw wok vault fault moult stop top chop hop prop mop cop fop pop sop rob Bob sob cob job lob fob hob fork pork York board hoard sword fought nought ought wart form dorm warm warn war lawn prawn sawn pawn oar hoar torn forlorn horse Norse odd wad coarse force For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 32 18.27
  • 32. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds 4 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same vowel sound. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same vowel sound. Can you think of any more words with the same vowel sounds and spelling patterns? uu oo vowel sound in ‘p u t’ vowel sound in ‘r oo m’ put room loom doom soot foot womb book hook look cook crook shook brook took rook to too June dune moon soon cool fool pool school two hue cue wool you bull full pull group soup stew few brew new crew push bush queue whoosh route good hood boot loot could should would newt cute you’d use fuse shoes lose bruise For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 33 18.27
  • 33. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds 5 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same vowel sound. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same vowel sound. Can you think of any more words with the same vowel sounds and spelling patterns? uh er vowel sound in ‘a go’ ago adore about around annoy apart aware vowel sound in ‘h er’ anybody nobody her per turn burn London stir fir stern fern fur worm purr term perm woman family envelope motorway whirr famous royal loyal firm endless faithless harmless heard herd nerd banana shirt skirt hurt computer heater under user teacher power tower brother mother father sister daughter bird umbrella a lurch church world the birch girl until unless search furl hurl curl pert stirred purred first thirst word worst curd turd worse curse perch verse murder president resident confident girder learn earn somebody earl pearl twirl For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 34 18.27
  • 34. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds 6 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same vowel sound. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same vowel sound. Can you think of any more words with the same vowel sounds and spelling patterns? e u vowel sound in ‘t e n’ ten hen wren den men pen when gem hem fell tell bell smell swell shell dwell spell well gel vowel sound in ‘u p’ up cup sup pup met let bet net jet pet set vet debt mud thud bud stud cud help yelp blood flood melt dwelt Celt rub hub club pub snub scrub cub tub one done but hut shut cut nut rut honey money tense pence whence spend mend tend lend wend bend end trend led bed wed red Ted wreck speck deck neck peck edge hedge wedge ledge head lead butt putt mutt luck duck muck chuck buck puck suck tuck egg tech cheque get sun fun bun shun stun gun nun pun run beg peg keg leg ton won son gull mull dull lull cull sunny funny bunny runny sum hum gum chum rum numb dumb For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 35 18.27
  • 35. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Diphthongs 1 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same diphthong. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same diphthong. Can you think of any more words with the same diphthongs and spelling patterns? ei eu vowel sound in ‘r ai n’ rain train Spain lain gain main chain pain plain plane Jane cane sane Dane reign feign mainly plainly waste paste haste taste chaste baste laced raced faced base case chase lace face pace race mace place vowel sound in ‘ow n’ own grown thrown shown known plague vague nail sail hail pail bail fail jail wail home dome tome bone cone lone hone throne clone phone stone plaice roamed whale loan groan moan bait comb won’t don’t grow blow know row show stow oh date skate gate late fate mate cologne owe sewn woe phoned cloned stoned moaned loaned take bake cake Jake sake make wake lake shake soul hope mope cope shame lame came tame hole whole pole mole sole owned weight eight freight soak drove wove roam foam loam poke woke explode load loaf oaf For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 36 18.25
  • 36. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Diphthongs 2 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same diphthong. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same diphthong. Can you think of any more words with the same diphthongs and spelling patterns? ai au vowel sound in ‘b y’ vowel sound in ‘c ow’ by spy sty shy my cry try buy guy cow how now wow bow row brow allow hide styled hi pi pie die lie tie child wild tiled piled bough plough kite spite white bite owl howl cowl yowl scowl jowl fowl byte quite I flight might night sight tight right bright pound found sound wound hound mound round around abound astound gowned height eye bye Skye clown town brown crown bike hike pike like style stile while mile Nile tile pile tied lied ride loud proud cloud crowd bowed cowed house mouse douse wine shine mine line out shout lout gout about pout tout trout sign time lime rhyme blind find doubt For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 37 18.26
  • 37. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Diphthongs 3 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same diphthong. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same diphthong. Can you think of any more words with the same diphthongs and spelling patterns? oy iy vowel sound in ‘t oy’ toy coy boy soy Roy annoy ploy joy Troy cloy destroy employ decoy deploy vowel sound in ‘ear’ ear year hear appear dear clear near tear gear fear disappear rear sear foiled spoiled oiled boiled cheer beer leer sheer peer deer steer engineer pioneer volunteer jeer veer Illinois toyed annoyed employed deployed overjoyed enjoyed void avoid pier tier chandelier cavalier Lloyd Freud boil soil toil coil foil spoil oil steered cheered pioneered cleared neared feared reared seared tiered cheering peering steering leering pioneering jeering veering searing fearing nearing clearing shield wield field kneeled kneel here sphere mere we’re Zaire soiled toiled coiled Neil heal seal meal weal pierce peered For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 38 18.27
  • 38. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Diphthongs 4 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same diphthong. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same diphthong. Can you think of any more words with the same diphthongs and spelling patterns? eir uuw vowel sound in ‘air’ air chair hair fair lair stair pair affair despair flair éclair unfair where there their vowel sound in ‘t our’ commissionaire tour curio aired chaired despaired paired tourist you’re tourism plural rural mural pared stared fared bared shared prepared declared compared dared flared cared neural usual unusual neurotic pure sure cure assure lure allure they’re laird wear tear bear square purely surely mare pare stare rare fare share prepare declare dare flare care bare compare beware aware Clare furious curious luxurious cured lured assured touring alluring assuring luring curing Claire millionaire luxuriant For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 39 18.27
  • 39. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Rhyming Words – Diphthongs 5 All of the words in each group are rhyming words – they all share the same diphthong. Notice the different spelling patterns that we can use to make the same diphthong. Can you think of any more words with the same diphthongs and spelling patterns? aiy auw vowel sound in ‘f ire’ dire fire hire ire mire shire sire spire tire wire attired fired mired sired tired wired vowel sound in ‘our’ dour flour hour our scour sour prior higher buyer dryer flyer devour lyre pyre tyre ours ourselves bower cower dower flower Gower glower power shower tower crier drier trier pliers aspire attire ceasefire conspire desire entire expire inspire perspire retire sapphire satire transpire umpire science Ireland virus acquire enquire squire quiet choir cauliflower bias diagnosis diary vowel environment iron violence violin lion briar liar psychiatrist For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 40 18.28
  • 40. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Learn the Sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet – Sample Lesson Plan Activity Type: Introduction to the sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet Level: Elementary – Pre-Intermediate Skills: Speaking & Listening; Pronunciation Class Size: Whole group lesson, e.g. ten students in a group Time: 1 hour Aim: To introduce the sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet; to lay the foundations for further study with the Clear Alphabet Materials: x1 Clear Alphabet chart handout (p.17) per student, whiteboard and pens; students have their notebooks and pens Note: this lesson focuses on teaching the vowel sounds of English, with only a little focus on the consonant sounds. This is because most of the consonant sounds can be guessed at, because they are encountered in English already (e.g. g , t , d , etc.). The vowel sounds are more difficult to learn from scratch, so we spend more time with them during this lesson, although we do also look at some of the stranger-looking consonant sounds (e.g. ng , tt , zz , etc.) towards the end of the lesson. Procedure: 1. Give out the handouts as students come into the class. This gives them time to look at them, comment (e.g. “On no!”), and get ready for the lesson. 2. Tell students that you’re going to learn the sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet. Write on the board: Vowel sounds Your language: ___ English: ___ Elicit how many vowel sounds there are in your students’ first language (or different students’ first languages for mixed nationality groups), and write it on the board. Make sure you know that answer before the lesson, e.g. in Polish there are 8 vowel sounds. Elicit from students how many vowel sounds there are in English (23). No doubt they will be surprised at the disparity between the two numbers. In English there are a lot of vowel sounds! Explain that lack of knowledge of English vowel sounds causes many mistakes in pronunciation. 3. Explain why you are doing this activity today. When I did this, I read a short text in Polish (which my friend helped me to write, because I’m an elementary rather than fluent Polish speaker). The text helped the students to understand the aims of the lesson. It went something like this (in Polish): For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 41
  • 41. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Learn the Sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet – Sample Lesson Plan “If you know the phonetic alphabet, you know how to pronounce words. This alphabet gives you power. Power!” (Here I emphasised the word “power” (“moc”) in Polish for comic effect, as well as to make my point: “Da wam moc! Moc!” – “Gives you power! Power!”) “You will be able to speak better in English. Polish is a phonetic language. In general, you write like you speak.” (Here I stopped to emphasise this important concept. I pointed out that, for example “The letter ‘a’ in Polish is always pronounced a , and the letter “o” in Polish is always pronounced o . Pronunciation in Polish is generally easier than in English.” The students agreed. I asked them in Polish: “Is English a phonetic language?” The students grimaced and shook their heads, laughing, because no, of course English is most definitely not a phonetic language!) “English is not a phonetic language. We write differently to how we speak.” (I illustrated this by writing the following words on the board: “my”, “high”, “pie” and eliciting the pronunciations. I wrote each word phonetically and explained that in the dictionary there are two spellings for each word. The normal spelling is usually no help at all for working out the sound of the word. By contrast, the phonetic spelling gives us the sound of the word. You could use more examples to show that although English words can have exactly the same sounds, the spellings can be completely different. Students sometimes ask why this is, but the lesson’s too short to go into the answer in much detail, although you could explain that English has developed from many different languages over hundreds of years, which has helped to push spellings and sounds apart.) different spellings: same vowel sound: my high pie mai= Hai= Pai= 4. Once everybody understands why they’re doing the lesson, write on the board: 8 short vowel sounds | 5 long vowel sounds | 10 diphthongs Drill each group of sounds in turn. I asked my students to listen, repeat, and write notes. I read each sound loudly and clearly four times, with students repeating each time, and writing down notes about each sound to help them remember it. They were able to use letters from Polish to represent each sound. Give a good, clear model of each sound, or use the .mp3 file from the Talk a Lot website as your classroom model: http://tinyurl.com/nea-sounds Use examples of words that contain each sound, e.g. the ones on the handout, or different words that your students will know. For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 42
  • 42. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Learn the Sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet – Sample Lesson Plan Highlight sounds that are the same in your students’ first language and in English. For example, the sound o is the same in Polish and in English. In English, the pronunciation Sok means “sock”, that we wear on a foot, whilst in Polish Sok means “juice” that we drink from a bottle. Let your students have fun and enjoy making the sounds, which may be new for many of them. My Polish students love saying the long vowel sounds, or the guttural grunt schwa uh (that comes from the belly), and the classroom is filled with laughter, as well as the vowel sounds of English! 5. Explain that diphthongs are “double sounds” or two sounds together. For example: e + i = ei Encourage students to try saying the two sounds together, getting quicker and quicker until they arrive at the diphthong ei . Show students how the mouth has to move when pronouncing a diphthong – changing from the first position (for the first sound) to the second position (for the second sound). Spoken English is a work-out for the mouth and tongue! 6. After modelling and drilling short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, and diphthongs, go back to the beginning and ask your students to listen and repeat each sound (about four times). Here you may be able to spot some errors in speaking the sounds, that you can correct straightaway. 7. At this point I always stop and congratulate the group: “Well done! You can do it. You see, you can make all of the vowel sounds in English. You don’t need to use all of these sounds in your language, but you do need to use them all in English.” 8. Spend a few minutes looking at the consonant sounds. Explain that it is most important to be able to recognise the vowel sounds, because they are what cause the most confusion and the greatest number of errors in pronunciation. Elicit from students – by saying them out loud with them – that consonant sounds are either voiced (with voice) or unvoiced (without voice). Almost all of the consonant sound IDs look exactly how students would expect them to (unlike with the IPA), whilst a few are different and need closer attention: • 22 consonant sound IDs that students are likely to know and recognise already: b, ch, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, ng, p, r, s, sh, t, th, v, w, y, & z • 3 consonant sounds that look different from how we expect, and need extra study: tt, zz, hh 9. Take general feedback from students and answer any questions they might have. There’s been a lot to take in! Explain that this lesson is only an introduction, that they’re not expected to learn all forty-eight sounds of English in one hour, and that you will continue to look at the sounds of English with the Clear Alphabet throughout the course – for example, using activities from this dictionary (see from p.47). Perhaps give out one set of flashcards to each student so that they can learn the sounds at home (see pp.20-29). You could also create your own tests to check students’ progress (see Sample Test on p.44). [This article was adapted from Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook.] Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 43
  • 43. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Clear Alphabet Test (Sample) 1. Write your first name using the Clear Alphabet: __________________________________ 2. Write two words in English that contain the same vowel sound: a) i b) a _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 3. Write two words in English that contain the same diphthong: a) ei b) eir _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 4. Write two words in English that contain the same consonant sound: a) tt b) ch _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 5. Translate the following sentences into English: a) n Ta sh Du zn_ Won_ e nii So s jz. b) ai Nee d Ku p l Vnyoo Sher_z 6. Write the following sentences using the Clear Alphabet: a) Can I have a drink, please? __________________________________________ b) My brother’s name is Phil. __________________________________________ c) He wants me to go to the theatre. __________________________________________ d) There isn’t any coffee. __________________________________________ 7. Write these words in your first language, then (where possible) translate the results into the Clear Alphabet: a) bread b) newspaper c) friend d) shoulder _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 44
  • 44. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Clear Alphabet Test (Sample) – Answers Answers: 1. Answers will vary. 2. Answers will vary, for example: a) i b) a fish, hill cat, flat 3. Answers will vary, for example: a) ei b) eir train, pain care, there 4. Answers will vary, for example: a) tt b) ch thumb, think chair, itch 5. a) Natasha doesn’t want any sausages.= b) I need a couple of new shirts.= 6. a) Can I have a drink, please? k nai Ha v Dring, Kpleez? b) My brother’s name is Phil. mai Bru th Znei mi Sfil. c) He wants me to go to the theatre. hi Won_ smi t Geu t th Ttiy t. d) There isn’t any coffee. th Ri zn te nii Ko fii. 7. Answers will vary. For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 45
  • 45. Kliy Ral f be_ Di kshn rii Clear Alphabet Dictionary 46
  • 46. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet Here are some classroom activities for learning the Clear Alphabet. Simply choose a handful to build your pronunciation lesson. Of course, you could also use your own ideas and activities with the Clear Alphabet. The activities fall into the following categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Translation Vowel Sounds Schwa Sound Consonant Sounds Connected Speech Syllable Focus Sound Focus Word Focus 1. Translation • Translate words and phrases (items) into English, e.g. one page, one column, or a fixed number. For lower-level learners: use the reduced list of 400 Elementary Words (from p.140), or the even shorter list of 100 Basic Words with the Clear Alphabet (p.185). • Say a word or phrase – your partner writes it with the Clear Alphabet; they say one – you write it with the Clear Alphabet. • Translate words into your first language, e.g. one column or one page. 2. Vowel Sounds • Choose an item and sound out loud each phoneme (sound) in each syllable; then sound out loud each syllable separately; then say the item. Pay particular attention to stressing the stressed vowel sound. • Circle the stressed vowel sound in an item written in the Clear Alphabet. • Identify the stressed vowel sounds in one set of items (e.g. one page) and put them into groups. Which sounds occur most/least frequently? How many are long or short? Focus on learning the most common vowel sounds. • Which vowel letters are most often reduced when we speak? Tip: look at the weak stressed syllables in a group of words and identify where sounds have been reduced, e.g. “to” is often pronounced t in a sentence, meaning that the oo sound has been reduced, and “for” is often pronounced f in a sentence, meaning that the or sound has been reduced. • Find x (5, 10, 20, or whatever) examples of assonance – words and phrases that have the same vowel sounds (stressed or not). This could be with a pair or group of words, e.g. “hair” and “wear” both share the same vowel sound: eir . Or it could be within the same word or phrase, e.g. the word “expensive” has two e sounds: e Kspen siv , while the phrase “fruit juice” has two oo sounds: Froo_ Joos . • Find x items which have sounds from a particular vowel sound group: short, long, or diphthong. • Find x items that have a stressed vowel sound which also appears in another syllable in the same item, e.g. roundabout steering wheel Raun d baut Stiy ring wiyl Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 47
  • 47. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet Wi-Fi work experience • Wai fai wer k Kspiy riyns Using a given set of items, make groups of words which have the same vowel clusters in the normal spelling, then match them with their Clear Alphabet counterparts. Emphasise the point that while vowel clusters in the Roman alphabet vary wildly – with sometimes many different spellings for the same sounds – each sound always looks the same in the Clear Alphabet: Clear Alphabet spelling: er Some of the vowel clusters used to represent this sound in the Roman alphabet: her, stir, fur, learn, world, earl, purr, whirr, were, burgh, etc. The section Rhyming Words – Vowel Sounds and Diphthongs on pp.30-40 will be useful for this. See also from p.203 for more about vowel clusters. • Challenge SS to find words which are comprised completely of one vowel sound, e.g. I, are, hour, etc. There are 9 of this kind of word in the dictionary: a air are ear eye hour I or owe uh Eir ar Iy Ai Auw ai or Eu 3. Schwa Sound • Find x items that have a schwa sound (either the visible uh , or an invisible embedded schwa sound) and practise pronouncing them – paying particular attention to the schwa sound. • Look for x examples of an embedded schwa sound, which is a schwa sound that occurs naturally after saying a consonant sound, e.g. in the word “cinema” there are two embedded schwa sounds: Si n m . One occurs naturally when we pronounce the sound n and the other occurs naturally when we say m . • List x words which have visible schwa sounds, e.g. uh Gree uh Plai agree apply Tip: these will generally be words that begin with “a-” which means that there isn’t a consonant sound for the schwa to be embedded in. See pp.229-230 for a list of Two-Syllable Words where the First Syllable is a Schwa. • Look for x items with more than one syllable that do not have any schwa or short i sounds (known as the “2nd schwa sound”) – but a full vowel sound in every syllable, e.g. borrow download Bo reu daun Leud Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 48
  • 48. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet freesheet product Free sheet Pro dukt Note how most words and phrases contain at least one schwa or short i sound, and often more than one. • Find x items that have one or more short i sounds in the weak stressed syllables, e.g. m Ka nik Rai ting mechanic writing 4. Consonant Sounds • Choose an item and sound out loud each phoneme (sound) in each syllable; then sound out loud each syllable separately; then say the item. Pay particular attention to stressing the stressed vowel sound. • Find x items which have voiced/unvoiced consonant sounds. • Find x examples of consonance – words and phrases that have the same consonant sounds. This could be with a pair or group of words, e.g. “you” and “yet” both start with the same consonant sound: y . Or it could be within the same word or phrase, e.g. the word “mushroom” begins and ends with a m sound: Mu shroom , while the word “surface” begins and ends with a s sound: Ser fs . • Find x items which have a syllable which consists only of consonant sounds (with or without an embedded schwa sound), e.g. sequel husband See kwl Hu zbnd Practise pronouncing all the sounds in these syllables. (Remember that they are not stressed!) • Identify x different consonant clusters and compare them with the Roman alphabet. Notice that they are often the same, e.g. bread change Bred Cheinj ...but not always, e.g. thick cough Ttik Kof See from p.217 for more about consonant clusters. 5. Connected Speech • Discuss how phonetic spelling changes when a word is added to a sentence, e.g. when a word ending with a consonant sound meets a word beginning with a vowel sound, the consonant sound usually moves forward: “small apple” = Smor La pl . See Talk a Lot Foundation Course for more on connected speech. • Look for x examples of assimilation where a sound changes making it easier to pronounce with the next sound, e.g. b can become p : Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 49
  • 49. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet job security website jo ps Kyuuw r tii We psait See Problem Sound Connections from p.170 for more examples. • Look for x examples of elision, where the first sound in a cc sound connection is deleted, making the connection easier to pronounce, e.g. friendship Fren ship sit down Si_ Daun See Words and Phrases with Glottal Stops on p.166 for more examples. • Look for x examples of FCL (forward consonant linking), e.g. Pacific Ocean whatever p si fi Keu shn wo Te v ...and many phrasal verbs, e.g. “come in” = Ku Min • Look for x examples of vv (vowel sound to vowel sound) linking, e.g. emergency exit humiliate interviewer • i mer jn sii Ye_ ksit hyoo Mi lii yeit In t vyoo w Look for x examples of problem sound connections, where the Clear Alphabet looks awkward, e.g. vegetable popcorn Ve cht bl Po pkorn See Problem Sound Connections from p.170 for more examples. • List x items which have one or more syllables ending with a friendly consonant sound: m , n , ng , or l . • Find x items that have a glottal stop and practise making glottal stops. See Words and Phrases with Glottal Stops on p.166 for more examples. 6. Syllable Focus • Mix up the order of syllables in a word or phrase and SS have to identify it. See p.200 for a sample activity using this idea. • Remove one or more syllables from a word or phrase and SS have to identify the word, e.g. write the following on the board and SS have to guess the missing syllable and write it in both normal spelling and the Clear Alphabet, e.g. pre zn_ Tei ________ The word is “presentation” and the missing syllable is: tion / shn • Find x items that have one (or more) matching syllables, e.g. km Pleet km Pyoo t complete computer Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 50
  • 50. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet • Find x words that have one (or more) syllables which are phonetic, i.e. written the same in the Clear Alphabet and in normal spelling, e.g. Win deu Kam ping window camping 7. Sound Focus • Choose a set of items from the dictionary (e.g. one page or half a page) and examine which sounds occur more or less frequently. For example, zz is not a very common sound in English, apart from in words with “vision”. • Choose a group of x words and phrases and compare how many letters each has versus how many phonemes (individual sounds) it has, e.g. Normal Spelling: CA Spelling: No. Letters: No. Phonemes: arrive what uh Raiv Wot 6 4 4: 3: uh r ai v w o t • Focus on learning IDs in Clear Alphabet which are not immediately obvious or intuitive ( ee , oo , etc.) and need to be specifically learned, e.g. tt , zz , iy , _ , and so on. 8. Word Focus • Focus on minimal pairs. A minimal pair is a pair of words which have exactly the same sounds, apart from one sound, e.g. large laugh Larj Larf rice right Rais Rait There are plenty more examples on p.161, but also try to find your own examples. Activity: consonant sound sandwich! Choose two consonant sounds and see how many different vowel sounds you can put between them to make new words... e.g. b – g: bag, bog, big, then two sounds in between, e.g. brag, blag, etc.; then three, and so on. • Look for x examples of silent letters, which are letters which appear in the spelling of a word, but are not pronounced, e.g. the letter “w” in “wrist” or the letter “u” in “guess”. See Silent Letters on p.162 for more examples. • Look for x examples of hidden sounds – sounds that are pronounced in a word, but do not appear in the spelling, e.g. the ng sound in “pink” = Pingk . See Hidden Sounds from p.164 for more examples. • Look for x sets of homophones, which are words that have all the same sounds, but different spellings and different meanings, e.g. aunt, aren’t eight, ate Arnt Eit See 100 Sets of Common Homophones on p.160, but also try to find your own examples. You can find free printables about homophones to download at http://www.englishbanana.com. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 51
  • 51. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet • Look for x examples of common suffixes – notice how they are not stressed, e.g. ing tion ment er or y dining table discrimination disillusionment teacher doctor happy Dai ning tei bl di skri m Nei shn di s Loo zzn mnt Tee ch Do kt Ha pii and so on. See pp.225-227 for more on the topic of suffixes. • Find x words which look totally different from their normal spelling, e.g. s Li s t Fyuuwl solicitor fuel • Find x items in the dictionary (or think of your own examples) which have different stress depending on the type of word they are, e.g. when “record” is a noun, we stress the first syllable, but when it’s a verb (“record”) we stress the second syllable. For more examples, see List of Noun/Verb Homographs on p.228. • Put a group of x items written in the Clear Alphabet into alphabetical or reverse alphabetical order, e.g. Alphabetical Order: Reverse Alphabetical Order: Eu pn Ke mist Sen s ship Yoo Yoo Sen s ship Ke mist Eu pn SS could then translate each item back into normal spelling. • Make a list of features of the Clear Alphabet that are always or generally true, e.g. plural nouns tend to end with a z sound rather than s , and phrasal verbs are normally stressed on both syllables, and so on. • Look at a group of x words and phrases written in the Clear Alphabet and discuss: which are easy to recognise and which are difficult? What are the possible reasons for this, e.g. some words are already phonetic in normal spelling and as such are spelled the same in the Clear Alphabet (“bus” = Bus) while other words contain phonetic spelling that may be unfamiliar for students, e.g. tt represents “th” in words like “thick”. (See p.159 for more Phonetic Words.) Or the use of connected speech in the Clear Alphabet – spelling syllable by syllable – might be confusing for students at first, e.g. the use of FCL in the phrase “make sense”: mei Ksens . • Discuss words that come from the same root in both English and your first language, e.g. for Polish speakers: “million” (English) and “milion” (Polish); “mineral” (English) and “mineralny” (Polish). What difference is there in pronunciation? This can help to reveal interference from students’ first languages, e.g. in Polish the language is fairly phonetic and all written letters are usually pronounced, while in English unstressed vowel sounds are generally not pronounced. 6 fun activities using “Translate from Normal Spelling” pages: 1. Translation • Translate items into the Clear Alphabet, e.g. one page or one column. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 52
  • 52. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet • Translate items into your first language, e.g. one page or one column. • Print one page: how many words/phrases do you know? / not know? Translate them into your first language and learn them. 2. Word Focus • Do any Discussion Word activities from Talk a Lot Elementary Books 1-3 or Intermediate Book 1 with a given group of words from the dictionary (or your own choice of words). Or you could base a complete You Are The Course Book Mode 1 process on your word list. • Guess which Talk a Lot unit a word of phrase comes from, e.g. “learner driver” comes from “Unit 6: Cars” from Talk a Lot Elementary Book 2; or identify words that you think are not discussion words in any of the Talk a Lot books, e.g. “why” is not, because it’s a function word rather than a noun, and similarly “busy” is not a discussion word, because it’s an adjective. • Look for homographs – two words which have the same spelling but different meanings, e.g. park (verb or noun), live (verb or adjective), rose (verb or noun), and import (verb or noun). For more examples of homographs see p.228. 8 fun activities using “Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling” pages: 1. Word Focus • The whole list makes a useful vocabulary list for all students to learn, from beginner level upwards. • Record an audio (or video) version of a group of items, with a clear reading of each word and phrase. • Use the dictionary to make list(s) of high-frequency words (e.g. the ten most common words in English) or words that you use a lot; list words that you know but seldom or never use, and resolve to try to use them more often; list words that are new for you and learn them – both spelling and sounds. • Choose a group of x words, or half a page, or two pages and write beside each word or phrase what kind of word it is, e.g. noun, verb, adjective, etc. brought brown browse browser verb adjective verb noun ...and so on. Put the same kinds of words into groups (word classes), e.g. you could list x different colours, or past participles. 2. Sound Focus • Compare the normal spelling with the phonetic spelling. Sound out each sound in the word. • Look for words that rhyme, e.g. power, hour, flower, etc. For more on Rhyming Words see pp.30-40. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 53
  • 53. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Classroom Activities for Learning the Clear Alphabet • Study spelling and sounds further with any of the special topics in this book. See from p.159. 3. Translation • Make a sentence using words picked randomly from the dictionary, e.g. boxing carrot popstar allergy The popstar always had an allergy to carrots after boxing. ...then translate it into the Clear Alphabet: th Po pstar Ror lwei Zha d Na l jii t Ka r_ sar ft Bo ksing. ...or use consecutive words in the dictionary which may or may not be related, e.g. referee refund refuse refute The referee refuted the argument of the sales assistant who had refused him a refund. ...which translates into the Clear Alphabet as follows: th re f Ree r Fyoo t_ thii Yar gy mn t vth Seil z si stn_ too w tr Fyoo sti m Ree fund. 8 more fun things that you can do with this dictionary: • Study the longer phrases that had to be cut out of the main dictionary (p.167). • Study the list of words and phrases that look confusing in the Clear Alphabet (p.168). • Study problem sound connections in the Clear Alphabet (p.170). • Learn high-frequency words in English with the Clear Alphabet (pp.140-157, and p.185). • Practice translating and reading aloud different role plays and texts with the Clear Alphabet (pp.188-195). • Compare the use of the Clear Alphabet and the IPA with a discussion words activity (pp.196198). • Use the Clear Alphabet to do practice activities from Talk a Lot Foundation Course, e.g. Cut-Up IPA Sentence (pp.200-201). • Use the flashcards (from pp.18-29) and specially written practice material (pp.174-183) – or, even better, create your own! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 54
  • 54. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling uh ei yn Dee uh Bit uh Fyoo uh Li tl a b Deen Ei bl uh Baut uh Buv a ps Loo_ lii a Kse l rei t uh Ksept A ks dnt uh Kaunt uh Kaun tnt Eik uh Chee vmnt A knii Akt A kshn A kt A ktrs Ad uh Di kshn A je ktiv A dmi n si stnt a d Le sns uh do pt Tfa m lii A dverb a dver biyl Klorz A dvert A dv tai zing uh Dvaiz Eir r plein uh Feir uh Ford Ar ft ar ft Rorl uh Gen uh Genst Eij uh Geu uh Gree uh Gree with Eir Eir lain Eir port Aiyl Al k ho lizm Orl A l jii uh Lau Al f bet Orl seu orl Theu ol tn Tau wz Orl weiz Am am Bi shn Am by lns uh Mung _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ uh Myoo zmn_ park An a n Stte tik A n kist And Ang grii A n ml a n Mei shn Ang kl a n Ver s rii uh Nu th Arn s Ant _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 55
  • 55. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling E nii E nii wun uh Par_ mnt uh Par_ mn_ blok uh Po l jaiz uh Po str fii uh Piyl uh Piy uh Piy rns A pl a pl Kei shn form uh Plai uh Plai f uh Poyn_ mnt Ei prl Ar Eir riy Arm uh Raund uh Reinj uh Rest uh Rai vl uh Rai vlz uh Raiv Ar sn Ar t kl Ar tist Az uh Zlong uhz uh Soo nz uhz... uhz Arsk Ar Skaut ar skp Mi shn uh Sert uh si m Lei shn uh Shuuw At Eit a Ttle tikz uh Ta chmnt uh Tak Or diyns Or gst Arnt o Strei liy Or tt or t bai Yo gr fii or t Ma tik Or tm or Gzi l rii verb uh Word uh Wei Bei bii Bak ba_ Ku v Bad Ba tmin tn Bag Bei k Bei k rii Ba lns Borl Ba lei Ban b Nar n Bangk Bang k kaunt Bar bii b ro s Va lii Beis Bei sborl Bar ski_ borl Bat _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 56
  • 56. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Barth Bar throom Ba t rii Bee bi Yei bl t bi Born bi Kan sld bi Fed bi Ma rid bi Mugd bi Stopt bi Ri tn bai Beech Beir Beet Byoo t fl Byoo tii b Koz Bed Be droom Bee Beef Been Biy b For Beg b Gan b Gin b Haind Bel farst b Leev b Leu Belt Bench Ben Deu v b Neett Be n fi_s Be n fi_ strap b Reit b Said Best be Stfrend be Stman Be t b Tween Baiys Big Baik Bil Bil yn bai Yo gr fii Berd Bertt Ber ttdei Blak Bla kmeil Ble sing Blo kbu st Bleuk Blud Blu_ test Blauz Bloo Blooz Bor ding pars Beut Bo dii Bo dii lang gwij Beun Buuk Buu kshop Boo m rang Boot Bor dm _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 57
  • 57. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Bor ring Bo reu Beutt Baun s Born mth Beu ling klub Boks Bo kso fis bo Kset Bo ksing Boy Boy frend Brar Bra ki_z Brein Breik Brei klait Bred Breik Brei Kdaun Brei Kin bri Klein Braid Brai tzmeid Brij Breef Bril ynt Bring Bring Bak Bring Daun Briz bn Bri stl Bri tish breu k Narm breu kn Beun breu kn Heum Bru th Bru th rin lor Brort Braun Brauz Brau z Brooz Brush bu ji_ Eir lain Bild Bil d Bil ding Bil ding sait Buu lii ying Bum Pin t Bung g leu Ber gl r larm Bus Bu stop Buush Bi zni sklars Bi zni strip Bi zii But Buu ch Bu t Bu t flai Bu tnz Bai Bai bai th Wei Ka fei Korl Karm Keim brij Keim Kam ping Kan _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 58
  • 58. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Kan br Kan sl kan s Lei shn Kan s Kan d dt k Noo ka ptn Kuuk Kar Kar park kar Sheu room Kar dif kar d gn Bei Keir Kar pit Ka rt Ka rii Keis Kash Ka shpoynt k See neu Kat Kach kei_ Blarn cht Ka t pi l k Ttee drl Korz See ling Se l breit Sen s ship Sen t Siy riyl Ser tn Cham pyn ship Cheinj Cha nl Cha pt Ka r kt Cha r tii Chat Cha Tup Cha tii Sheu f Cheep Chek Che kin desk Che kaut Cheek Chiy fl Chiyz Cheez Shef Ke mist Chek Che kbuuk Chest Chik Chi kn Chaild chail Tpo v tii Chail tkeir Chail thuud Chil drn Chil drn zbuuk Chin Chipz Cho klt Kwaiy Chooz Kor rs Cherch Sai d Si n m Si t zn Si tii _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 59
  • 59. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Kleim Kla r fai Klars Kla sik Kla s kl kla s fai Ta tvert Klorz Kleen Kliy Kle v Klik Klif Klai m_ cheinj Klaim Klai ming Kli nik Kleuz Kleuthz Kleu thzshop Klaud klum b Park Kluch Keust Keut Ko fin Koyn Keuld Ko lij Keu lon Ku l Keum Kum Ku Min Ku Mon Ku Maut Ku Mau tv Ko m dii Kum ft bl Ko m Ko ment Ko mn tei t Ko mn k Myoo t Kum p nii km Peir kom p Ti shn km Plein km Pleint km Pleet km Pyoo t km Pyoo t geim kn Dem kn Du kt kn Ferm kn Gra ch leit kn Jung kchn k Nekt k Ne kshn kn Seul Kon s nnt kn Sti ch wn sii kn Sul tnt Kon takt kn Tein Kon ten_ werd Kon tentz kon tr Se pshn kn Tra kshn kn Trarst kn Ver jns Kon vikt kn Vins Kuuk Kuu k _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 60
  • 60. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Kuu kii Kuu king Ko pii k Rekt Ko r dor k Ru pshn Kof Kuud Kaun sl Kaunt Kun trii Kun tri said Kors Kor sbuuk Kort Ku zn Ku v Ku v ring le t Kau Krash Kre di_ kard Kri kit Kraim Kri m nl kri m nl Re kord Krispz Kri t saiz Kro k dail Krop Kros Krooz Kruch Krai Kyoo Kup Ku bd Ku rn sii Ku rii Kers Ku st dii ba tl Ku st m Ku stmz Kut Sai b speis Sai kl Sai kling Sai kleun Dad Da mij Darns Dark Dash Da shbord dei t Tran sfer Dei ting Dor t Dei Diyl With Dett d Beit De bi_ kard Det d Sem b d Said d Si zzn Deep d Fen dnt de l k Te sn d Li shs d Marnd d Mo kr sii Den tist d Par_ mn_ stor d Par ch _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 61
  • 61. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling d Par ch launj d Po zit Dar bii Dar bi sh d Skraib De zt de st Nei shn d Ta chthaus d Te ktiv d Ten shn d Ter mi n d Ve lp daiy Gneu sis di Ktei t Di kshn rii Did di j rii Doo Dai Di f Di frnt Di f klt di j tl Rei di yeu Dai ning cheir Dai ning room Dai ning tei bl Di n Di pttong dai Rekt dai Re kt Der tii di s Gree Di s plin d Sku v d skri m Nei shn d Skus di s Loo zzn mnt di Seun d Vors Dee jei Doo Do kt Duz Dog Dol fin deu Neit Dun Deunt Dor Du bl du bl Beis Daun daun Leud Drar m Dror Dreem Dres Dringk Drip Draiv Drai v Drai ving lai sns Dri zl Draut Dru ktra f king Drum Drai Drai spel Juuw ring joo tii Ma n j joo tii Free dee vee Dee dee vee Dee pleiy Eech Iy _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 62
  • 62. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Er lii Ern Iy ring Ertt Eez Eest Ee zii Eet Ee Taut Ee buuk i Ko n mii i Ko n mii klars E din br Edt e j Kei shn Eg Eit ei Teen Ei tii Ai th El beu uh Le kshn uh le ktri_ gi Tar i le Ktri shn i le ktro ni Ktag E l fnt i Le vn i Li zzn Ee meil uhm Ba rst i Mer jn sii i mer jn sii Ye_ ksit uhm Ploy mnt Em ptii Ee myoo uhn Ku rij End uhn Gei jmnt En jin Ing glnd Ing glish ing gli Shcha nl uhn Joy i Nuf _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ on swee_ Bar ttroom En t uhn Ttoo zi yazm uhn Vaiy r mnt E sk lei t uh Stei tei jnt yoo tt Nei ziy i Veid Ee vn Ev E vrii E vrii wun Ekse kza m Nei shn e Kzarm pl e Ksept e Ksai ting E ks saiz E kzit e Kspen d ch e Kspen siv e Ksplein Ai Ai kon takt Feis Fei sbuuk f Si l teez Fakt Fa ktrii wer k Feil _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 63
  • 63. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Feitt Forl Fa m lii Fan t sii Far Feir Farm Far m Fa shizm Farst Fat Far th Far th rin lor Fei vr_z Fei vrt Fee ch Fe br w rii Fiyl Feet Fe rii f Ti l tii tree_ mnt Fee v Fyoo fi Yon sei fi Yon sei Fi kshn Fiyld fi Fteen Fi ftii Fait Fi g Fail sheir ring Fil Film Fai nl Faind Fain Daut Fain Fing g Fing g prin_z Fi nish Faiy Faiy pleis Ferst fer skn Di shnl fir Skis Fish fi shn Chipz Fi shing Fit Fi_ n sweet Faiv Fiks Flat Flait Flai t ten dnt Flu ding Flor Flop Flo rist Flauw Flauw Flai Fog Fo glamps Feuld Feuk Fo leu Food foo Thai jeen Fuut Fuu_ borl _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Fuu_ borl stei diym Fuu tii _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 64
  • 64. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling For f Nau f Shuuw Fors Fo rist fo ri Sfaiy f Get Form For tii For rm For wd For w tslash Fo st peir rnt Faund For for Teen Fra kshn Free free Pra ktis free Taim Free dm Free sheet Free z Frai dei Frij Frend Fren ship Frog From Frunt frun_ Ku v Fraun freu zn Food Froot Froo_ joos Fyuuwl Fyuuwl bil Fuul fuul Stop Fung kshn werd Fyoo nrl _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Fyoo nrl uh kspen sz Fu nii fyoo ch Per fkt fyoo ch Sim pl g Li p lii Gam bling Geim Ga rij Gar dn Gar d n Geit Geiv jee bee Yeich Giy stik Jen r laiz Zzon r jii Yo gr fii Get ge Tang grii ge_ Bernd ge_ d Vorst ge_ Drest Ge Tin Ge Tof Ge Ton Ge Ton with Ge Taut ge_ pr Meu td ge_ Stung Ge Tup ge_ Wers j Rarf Gerl _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 65
  • 65. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Gerl frend Giv Gi v Wei Gi Vbak Glar sz glo tl Stop Gluv Geu God Geu Win t Geu Won Geu Waut Geu Ttroo Geu Wup Geul Geuz Geu wing Geu wing t Geuld Geul drush Geul tfish Golf Guud Goo gl g Ri l Go sip Got Gu vn Gu v mnt Gra joo weit gra j Wei shn Gra m Gran chaild Gran dad Gran dor t Gran mar Gran sun Grars Greit grei_ Bri tn Gree dii Green Green greu s Gre nich Greet Grei Greu s riz Groom Graund Groop Greu Greu wing peinz Grum pii Ges Gilt g Tar Gun Ha k Had hei driyn Zworl Heil steunz Heir Heir dre s Harf Horl Hand Han bag Han breik Han kufz Han sm Hang Hang Aut Ha pn Ha pii _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 66
  • 66. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Hard Har dbak Haz Hat Heit Ha th seij Hav ha Fpiyst Haf t Ha zd ei chdee tee Vee Hee Hed He Tfor he Tee ch He deik He dlai_z He dlain Hiyl Helth Hel ttii Hiy Herd Hart Har t tak Heet Hee tweiv He vii Help Her Hiy Hiy reu Hei Hai Hai hai Heelz hai wei Keud Hai king Hil Him Hi phop hi p Po t ms Hiz Hi st rii Hit Ho bii Ho kii Heuld Ho l dei Ho l dei rep Ho l dei r zort Heum heu Moo vii Heum peij Heum werk Ho m feun Heup Ho r Hors Ho sp tl ho sp Ta l tii Hot heu Tel Auw Haus Hau skii p Hau ha w Yoo? hyoo mn Bo dii hyoo Mi lii yeit Hun drd Hung grii Hu r kein Hu rii _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 67
  • 67. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Hert Hu zbnd Hai fn Ai Ais Ai so kii ai Diy ai Diy li zm ai dii Yo l jii If Il ns i l Strei shn i Ma jn i m Grei shn im Por tnt im Po s bl im Proov im Proo vmnt In in Fakt in Jen rl In boks Inch in Klood In km in d Pen dns In deks In d keit In d kei t in Fe kshn in Fi n ti verb in Form in Gra t chood in He r tns in Jekt in Je kshn In j rii In sekt In str mnt in Sult In trest In tr sting In t net in t Rupt In t vyoo w In t in t Nei shn in tr Joos in tr Du kshn in Troo zzn in Ver zzn in Ve stin in Ve smnt in Vait Aiyn Iz Ai lnd ai ye Spee It I_s Ja kit Jan y rii Jaz Je ls Jeenz Joo l Jing gl Job jo ps Kyuuw r tii jo psen t Plus Jo psee k Jo ging jo n Greu_z Joyn _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 68
  • 68. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Jeuk Jer n list Jer nii Juj j Lai Jump Jum p Joon Juuw rii Just Ju st fai kang g Roo Keep kee Skilz Kee bord Ki dnii Kil Kaind Kain dv King Kis Ki chn Nee Nyoo Ni kz Nit Neu k War l beir kai lii m Neug Lei b Lei b par tii Leik Lei kdi strikt Lam Land lan Zend Lan ding Lang gwij Larj Larst Leit Larf Lei Lei zii Leed Lee_ Too Lern ler n Drai v Ler ning Leev Le kch r Left Leg le j Slei shn Le zz sen t le m Neid Lend Les Le sn Let Le t Le vl Lai brii Lai sn spleit Lai Lai Daun Laif Lai f vent Lai fsen tns Lift Lait Laik Lain Lingk _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 69
  • 69. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Ling king Laiyn Lip List Li sn Too Li sn Li sning Li tr_ ch Li tl Liv Li v Li ving room Li zd hhlan Du tneu Leun leu kl Shop lo Knes Lun dn Leun li ns Long long horl Flait Luuk Luu Kat Looz Lot Laud Luv Leu leu w Keis El pleit Lu gij Lunch Lung m Sheen Meid Meid Mein mein Verb m Jo r tii Meik mei Ksens mei Kshuuw Mei Kup Ma ml Man Ma n j Man che st Me nii Map March Mark Mar kit Mar ki_ pleis Ma rij Mach Meit m Ter n tii Ma t Mei Mei Meir Mee Miyl Meen Me zz Meet m Ka nik Mee diy Me d kl schoo dnt Mee diym Meet Me g kn tra kshn Mel ting pot Men _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 70
  • 70. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Me n porz Mi dwaif Mait Mail Milk Mil yn mil y Neir Maind Min rl wor t Min rlz Mai ning Mi nit Mis Mist Mi strs Meu bail Mok Meu dl form Meu dl verbz Mo dl Mo n kii Mun dei Mu nii Mung kii Moo dii Moon m Rarl Mor Mor ning Mor gij Mor ch rii Mosk Meust Mu th Mu th rin lor Meu t rei sing Meu t baik Meu t wei Maun tn Maus Mautt Moov Moo Vup em Pee Much Mum Mer d Mu sl Mu shroom Myoo zik Myoo z kl myoo Zi shn Must Mai mai Self Neil Neim Na reu Nar stii na shnl Park na chrl d Zar st Nei ch Niy Nek Ne kls Need Nee dl Ne g tiv ne g ti Ve kw tii n Glekt Nai th... Nor Ne fyoo Nervz Ne_ wer king _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 71
  • 71. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Ne v Nyoo Nyoo spei p Nekst Ne kst e nei Ches Nais Nees Nait Nai_ klub Nai_ dres Nain nain Teen Nain tii Neu Neu b dii Nun non Fi kshn nor f Kbrordz Nor ml Nortt nor th Naiy lnd No rich Neuz Not no t Torl Neut Nu tting Neu tis Nort Naun No vl neu Vem b Nau Num b Nyoo m rl Ners Ner sri ners Nut eu Bee s tii O pjekt o Pje ktiv Eu beu Eu shn o Kteu b O kt puus Ov uh Fkors Of Of O fis O fn Eu eu Neu! eu Kei Euld eul Deij uh Lim pikz On Wuns wun s Gen Wun Un yn Eun lii Uups Eu pn Eu p ning taimz o p Rei shn o p Zi shn o Pti shn Or O rinj Or k str Or d _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 72
  • 72. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Or gn Or g naiz Or knii U th Or_ t Auw Aut Au_ bak Au_ pei shnt Eu v Eu v drarft Eu Eun O ksfd p si fi Keu shn Pa s fizm Pak Peij Pei jnum b Pein Pein fl Pan d Pa nik Pantz pa p Rar tsii Pei p Pei p bak Pa r grarf Par dn Peir rnt Park Par king ti kit Par l mnt Part Par_ n Pars Pa sn j Par sport Par spor_ kn treul Par swerd par skn Tin y ws par Sper fikt par Sim pl Pa st Pei shnt Pa tn Porz Pei vmnt Pei Pei f Pei mnt Pees Pe dl Piy pre sh Pen draiv Pens Pee pl p For m p Hapz per s Viy rns Per sn p Sweid Pe trl pump Far m sist Far m see Feun Feu neem f Ne tikz Fo nikz Freiz pi Ya neu Pik Pi Kup Pi knik _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 73
  • 73. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Pi kch Pai Pees Pig Pai lt Pingk Paint Pee_ ts Pleis Plein Plan Plein Plarnt Plar st Plei Plei y Plei graund Plei list Pleez Plot Plu m Pluuw rl form Po tkarst Peu w trii Poynt p Lee so f s p Lee stei shn Po l sii po l Ti shn Po l tikz Pom Por Pop Po pstar Po pkorn Port Por t Peuz Po z tiv Po s bl Peust Peu sto fis p Tei teu Paund Po v tii Pauw Pra ktis Preiz pr Dikt pr Di kshn pr Fer Pre gnn sii pre p Rei shn pr Peir pre p Zi shn pr Skri pshn pre zn_ Per fkt pre zn_ Sim pl pre zn Tei shn pr Zen t Pre z dnt Pres Pri tii Prais prai Mi n st Print _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ prai yo r tii Bor ding Pri zn Pri zn sen tns Pro blm pr Joos Pro dukt Preu fail Preu gram _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 74
  • 74. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling pr Hi bit pr Je ksh nist Pro mis pr Meut pr Meu shn Preu naun pr nun sii Yei shn pr Test Proov sai Kaiy trist Pu blik pu bli Ktoy lt Puk Puul Pu ni shmnt Pur pl Pers Puush Puut Puu_ Daun Puu Ton p Jar mz kwo li fi Kei shn Kwor t Kween zlnd Kwe schn Kwe schn mark Kyoo Kwik Kwid Kwaiyt kweu Tei shn ar rn Bee Ra bit Ra kit Rei dii yei t Rei dii yeu Rein Rein beu Rein keut Rein fo rist Reiz rei Zmu nii Ran Rash Rei tingz Reech Reed Ree d Ree ding Re dii Riyl rii Ya l tii tee vee riy vyoo Mi r riy Shuuw r Seet r Seev r Se psh nist rii Charj Re kn r Klain re kn si lii Yei shn Re kord rii Sai kl Red r Dun dn sii re f Ree Ree fund r Fyooz r Fyoot r Gret r Jekt r Je kshn le t rii la Ksei shn _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 75
  • 75. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling r Mem b r meu_ kn Treul r Moov r Neig r Nyoo Rent Ren tl r Plai re pr Zen t tiv r Serch re z Vei shn Re z vwaiy Rest Re stront r Taiy mn_ heum r Tern r Vyoo Rais Rich Raid Rait Ring Risk Rai vl Ri v Ar ling king Reud Reu dreij Reu tsain Rok Reul Reu mans Room Room ser vis Ruf Raund Raun d baut Ru bish Ru gbii Rool Run Run wei Sad s Far rii park Sed Sei ling Sa l rii Seil Seil z si stnt Seim Sand Sa taiy Sa t dei Sor n So sij Seiv Sei Vup Sei vingz Sor Sa ks feun Sei Skeilz Skarf Skeir rii Skool Shwar saund Saiyns saiyn Sfi kshn Skor Sko_ lnd Skreen plei See Serch Ser chen jn _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 76
  • 76. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling See zn See z nl werk Seet See_ belt Se knd s Kyuuw r tii s Kyuuw r tii gard See See y Seem Self sel f Steem Sel se mii Keu lon Send Sen tns Sen tn stres se p Rei shn se Ptem b See kwl Siy riys Serv Ser vi stei shn Set Se vn se vn Teen Se vn tii Se vrl Sheik Shal shein Worn Sheip Shark Shee Sheep Shelf sher w Tfo rist Shain Ship Shert Shoo Shop Sho plift Sho pli fting Sho ping Sho ping sen t Short Shor_z Shuud Sheul d Shaut Sheu Shau w Shut si bling Rai vl rii Sik Said Sai dmi r Sai dbord Sai tkik Sain sai ln_ Le t Sim pl Sins Sing Sing uh sing gl Peir rnt Sing gy l form Singk Si st Si st rin lor Sit Si_ Daun Siks _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 77
  • 77. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling si Ksteen Si kstii Saiz ske Gnes Ske l tn Skee ying Skin Skert Skai Slej Sleep Slee ping bag Sleet Slim Slip Sli p Sleu Smorl Smel Smail Smeuk Smooth Sneil Snoo k Sneu sneu Deu niy Sneu man Seu seu Far seu t Speek Seu po pr seu shl Ne_ werk Sok Seu f Soft Seul j s Li s t Sum Sum tting Sun Song Soon Sort Sor tv Saund Saun spain Saun trak Soop Soo shef Sautt Spar Spam Speek Spee Kaut Spee king Spe shl spe sh l Feks Spee chmark Spel Spe ling Spend Spai d Spin Spain Sport Spor_ skar Spring Skwosh Stei diym Sta gnait Steirz Stand Stan Daut Stan Dup _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 78
  • 78. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Star Star fish Start Steit stei_ Pen shn Stei shn Stei Stiyl Stiy ring wiyl Step Ste rii yeu Ste tt skeup e stii Yai Sti Ktoo Stil Sti chz Sto kmar kit Stu mk Stu m keik steun Henj Stuud Stop Storm Stor rii Streinj Stra t jii Stror b rii Streem stree ming Vi dii yeu Street Stres Stre smark Stre spa tn stre Si l bl Stre ch Straik String Strong Strong form strong Stres Schoo dnt schoo dn_ Leun Stu dii Schoo pid Su pjekt Su ptai tlz su Kseed su Kses Such Su fiks s Jest Soo w said Soot Su m Sun Sun bei thing Sun blok Sun dei sun dei Drai v Sun glar sz Sun set Sun tan Soo p Soo p mar kit s Port s Por t Shuuw Ser fs Ser jn Ser j rii s raun Tsaund Su spekt Swim Swi ming _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 79
  • 79. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Swi ming pool Swai pkard Swi Chof Swi Chon Si dnii Si l bl s Rinj Tar Tei bl Tei bl te nis Ta bltz Ta bloid Teil Teik Tei k Wei Tei Kof Tei Kaut Tork Teist Taks Ta kso fis Ta ksii Teech Tee ch Teem Teir Tee nei j te l Vi zzn Tel Tem pr ch Ten Te nis Te ni skort Tens Tent Ter m nl ter m n Lil ns Te r rizm Test Tekst Than Ttangk That Th / Thii Ttiy t Tteft Their Them Then Their tt Mo m t Theez Thei Tteef Tting Ttingk tter tkn Di shnl tter Teen Tter tii This Theuz Theu Ttort Ttau znd Ttre tn Ttree Ttri l Ttreut Ttroo Ttreu Tter zdei Ti kit Tai Tai g _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 80
  • 80. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Taitz Til Taim Taiyd Tai tl Too t Dei Teu t Ge th Toy lt Teuld t Mar teu Tung Too Tuuk Toott Too ttbrush Too ttpeist Top Tor ts Tuch Tu chskreen Tor rist t Word Taun taun Horl Tra ksoot Tra kt Tra fi klai_z Trein Trein drai v Trei n Trei ning Kors Tran sfer tran Zleit tran Zlei shn Tran sport tran sp Tei shn Tra v lei jnt Tre bl Tree Trail Tro lii Trau zs Troo wn sii Troo Trum pt Trust Trai Trai Yon Tee shirt tsoo Nar mii Choo zdei Ter by lns Tern Ter Nof Ter Non tee Vee lai sns Twelv Twen tii Twist Twi t Too Taip Taiy U glii Uh eu yoo Kei oo Loo roo um Bre l Ung kl Un d un d Stand Un d weir _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 81
  • 81. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Yoo n form Yoo nit yoo nai t Tking dm yoo nai t Tnei shnz yoo n Ver s tii un Kaind un Les un Til Up u Pdeit U pgreid uh Pon u p Keis yoo war Rel Us Yooz Yoo z neim Yoo zzwl Vei kn sii Va lii Van Ve cht bl ve j Teir riyn Vein Verb Vers Ve rii Vest Vi ktim Vi dii yeu kam r Vyoo w Vi lij Vaiy lns vaiy Lin Vaiy rs Vee z Vi zit Vi z ting auwz veu Ka by l rii Voys Vo lii borl Vo ln trii werk Veut Veu t Vauwl Vauwl klu st Vauwl saund Weit Wei t Wei ting list Wei ting room Wei Kup Wei ku pkorl Weilz Work Wor k baut Worl Wo lt Wont Wor Word Wor dreub Worm Worn Woz Wosh Weist Woch wo ching tee Vee Wor t Weiv Wei wei Yin wei Yaut _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 82
  • 82. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Wee Week Wee kform Weir We th We th for karst We_ peij We_ pser v We_ pkam We_ psait We ding Wen zdei Week wee Kend Wei Weit Wel km Wel Went Wer West Wet Weil Wot wo Te v Wiyl Wiyl cheir Wen we Ne v Weir weir Re v We th Wich wi Che v Wail Wait Hoo Heul Hooz Wai Waid Wai tskreen Wi deu Waif Wai fai Wai fai d vais Wil Wim bl dn Win Wind Win tfarm Win tskreen Wain Wi n Win t win t Taiyz Wish wi Shwel With wi Thdrorl wi Thaut Wi_ ns Wuu mn Wun d Wuud Werd Wer tstres Werk wer k Kspiy riyns Wer Kon Werld werl dwai Dweb Werm Wu rid _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 83
  • 83. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Wu rii Wers Wuud Wau Rist Rait Rai_ Daun Rai ting Rong E ksrei Yiy Ye leu Yes Yet York Yoo Yung Yor Yorz Yoo choob Ze br ze br Kro sing Ziy reu ziy reu kn Di shnl Zip _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 84
  • 84. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet a A&E a bit a few a little Aberdeen able about above absolutely accelerator accept accident account accountant ache achievement acne act action actor actress add addiction adjective admin assistant adolescence adopted family adverb adverbial clause advert advertising advise aeroplane affair afford after after all again _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ against age ago agree agree with air airline airport aisle alcoholism all allergy allow alphabet also although Alton Towers always am ambition ambulance among amusement park an anaesthetic anarchist and angry animal animation ankle anniversary another answer ant any anyone apartment apartment block _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 85
  • 85. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet apologise apostrophe appeal appear appearance apple application form apply apply for appointment April are area arm around arrange arrest arrival arrivals arrive arson article artist as as long as as soon as as… as ask ask out ask permission assert assimilation assure at ate athletics attachment attack audience _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ August aunt Australia author autobiography automatic autumn auxiliary verb award away baby back back cover bad badminton bag baker bakery balance ball ballet ban banana bank bank account barbie Barossa Valley base baseball basketball bat bath bathroom battery be be able to be born be cancelled be fed _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 86
  • 86. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet be married be mugged be stopped be written by beach bear beat beautiful beauty because bed bedroom bee beef been beer before beg began begin behind Belfast believe below belt bench bend over beneath benefits benefits trap berate beside best best friend best man better between bias big _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ bike bill billion biography bird birth birthday black blackmail blessing blockbuster bloke blood blood test blouse blue blues boarding pass boat body body language bone book bookshop boomerang boot boredom boring borrow both bouncer Bournemouth bowling club box box office box set boxing boy boyfriend _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 87
  • 87. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet bra brackets brain brake brake light bread break break down break in Brick Lane bride bridesmaid bridge brief brilliant bring bring back bring down Brisbane Bristol British broken arm broken bone broken home brother brother-in-law brought brown browse browser bruise brush budget airline build builder building building site bullying bump into _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ bungalow burglar alarm bus bus stop bush business class business trip busy but butcher butter butterfly buttons buy by by the way café call calm Cambridge came camping can Canberra cancel cancellation cancer candidate canoe Captain Cook car car park car showroom Cardiff Cardigan Bay care carpet carrot carry _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 88
  • 88. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet case cash cashpoint casino cat catch Cate Blanchett caterpillar cathedral cause ceiling celebrate censorship centre cereal certain championship change channel chapter character charity chat chat up chatty chauffeur cheap check check-in desk checkout cheek cheerful cheers cheese chef chemist cheque chequebook chest _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ chick chicken child child poverty childcare childhood children children’s book chin chips chocolate choir choose chorus church cider cinema citizen city claim clarify class classic classical classified advert clause clean clear clever click cliff climate change climb climbing clinic close clothes clothes shop cloud _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 89
  • 89. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet Clumber Park clutch coast coat coffin coin cold college colon colour comb come come in come on come out come out of comedy comfortable comma comment commentator common commuter company compare competition complain complaint complete computer computer game condemn conductor confirm congratulate conjunction connect connection console _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ consonant constituency consultant contact contain content word contents contraception contraction contrast convergence convict convince cook cooker cookie cooking copy correct corridor corruption cough could council count country countryside course course book court cousin cover covering letter cow crash credit card cricket crime criminal _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 90
  • 90. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet criminal record crisps criticise crocodile crop cross cruise crutch cry cue cup cupboard currency curry curse custody battle customer customs cut cyberspace cycle cycling cyclone dad damage dance dark dash dashboard data transfer dating daughter day deal with death debate debit card debt December _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ decide decision deep defendant delicatessen delicious demand democracy dentist department store departure departure lounge deposit Derby Derbyshire describe desert destination detached house detective detention determiner develop diagnosis dictator dictionary did didgeridoo die differ different difficult digital radio dining chair dining room dining table dinner diphthong direct _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 91
  • 91. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet director dirty disagree discipline discover discrimination discuss disillusionment disown divorce DJ do doctor does dog dolphin donate done don’t door double double bass down download drama draw dream dress drink drip drive driver driving licence drizzle drought drug trafficking drum dry dry spell _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ during duty manager duty-free DVD DVD player each ear early earn earring earth ease east easy eat eat out ebook economy economy class Edinburgh editor education egg eight eighteen eighty either elbow election electric guitar electrician electronic tag elephant eleven elision email embarrassed emergency emergency exit _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 92
  • 92. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet employment empty emu encourage end engagement engine England English English Channel enjoy enough en-suite bathroom enter enthusiasm environment escalator estate agent euthanasia evade even ever every everyone exexamination example except exciting exercise exit expenditure expensive explain eye eye contact face Facebook facilities _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ fact factory worker fail faith fall family fantasy far fare farm farmer fascism fast fat father father-in-law favorites favourite feature February feel feet ferry fertility treatment fever few fiancé fiancée fiction field fifteen fifty fight figure file sharing fill film final find _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 93
  • 93. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet find out fine finger fingerprints finish fire fireplace first first conditional first kiss fish fish and chips fishing fit fitness suite five fix flat flight flight attendant flooding floor flop florist flour flower fly fog fog lamps fold folk follow food food hygiene foot football football stadium footy for _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ for now for sure force forest forest fire forget form forty forum forward forward slash foster parent found four fourteen fraction free free practice free time freedom freesheet freezer Friday fridge friend friendship frog from front front cover frown frozen food fruit fruit juice fuel fuel bill full full stop function word _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 94
  • 94. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet funeral funeral expenses funny future perfect future simple Gallipoli gambling game garage garden gardener gate gave GBH gear stick generalise genre geography get get angry get burned get divorced get dressed get in get off get on get on with get out get promoted get stung get up get worse giraffe girl girlfriend give give away give back glasses _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ glottal stop glove go God go into go on go out go through go up goal goes going going to gold gold rush goldfish golf good Google gorilla gossip got govern government graduate graduation grammar grandchild granddad granddaughter grandma grandson grass great Great Britain greedy green greengrocer Greenwich _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 95
  • 95. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet greet grey groceries groom ground group grow growing pains grumpy guess guilt guitar gun hacker had Hadrian’s Wall hailstones hair hairdresser half hall hand handbag handbrake handcuffs handsome hang hang out happen happy hard hardback has hat hate Hathersage have have pierced have to _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ hazard HDTV he head head for head teacher headache headlights headline heal health healthy hear heard heart heart attack heat heat wave heavy help her here hero hey hi high high heels Highway Code hiking hill him hip-hop hippopotamus his history hit hobby hockey hold _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 96
  • 96. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet holiday holiday rep holiday resort home home movie home page homework homophone hope horror horse hospital hospitality hot hotel hour house housekeeper how how are you? human body humiliate hundred hungry hurricane hurry hurt husband hyphen I ice ice hockey idea idealism ideology if illness illustration imagine _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ immigration important impossible improve improvement in in fact in general inbox inch include income independence index indicate indicator infection infinitive verb inform ingratitude inheritance inject injection injury insect instrument insult interest interesting internet interrupt interviewer into intonation introduce introduction intrusion inversion invest in _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 97
  • 97. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet investment invite iron is island ISP it its jacket January jazz jealous jeans jeweller jingle job job security Jobcentre Plus jobseeker jogging John O’Groats join joke journalist journey judge July jump jumper June jury just justify kangaroo keep key skills keyboard kidney kill _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ kind kind of king kiss kitchen knee knew knickers knit know koala bear Kylie Minogue labour Labour Party lake Lake District lamb land Land’s End landing language large last late laugh lay lazy lead lead to learn learner driver learning leave lecturer left leg legislation leisure centre lemonade _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 98
  • 98. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet lend less lesson let letter level library licence plate lie lie down life life event life sentence lift light like line link linking lion lip list listen to listener listening literature little live liver living room lizard Llandudno loan local shop Loch Ness London loneliness long long-haul flight _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ look look at lose lot loud love low lower case L-plate luggage lunch lung machine made maid main main verb majority make make sense make sure make up mammal man manager Manchester many map March mark market market place marriage match mate maternity matter may May _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 99
  • 99. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet mayor me meal mean measure meat mechanic media medical student medium meet mega contraction melting pot men menopause midwife might mile milk million millionaire mind mineral water minerals mining minute miss mist mistress mobile mock modal form modal verbs model monarchy Monday money monkey moody _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ moon morale more morning mortgage mortuary mosque most mother mother-in-law motor racing motorbike motorway mountain mouse mouth move move up MP much mum murder muscle mushroom music musical musician must my myself nail name narrow nasty national park natural disaster nature near neck _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 100
  • 100. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet necklace need needle negative negative equity neglect neither... nor nephew nerves networking never new newspaper next next to NHS nice niece night nightclub nightdress nine nineteen ninety no nobody none non-fiction Norfolk Broads normal north Northern Ireland Norwich nose not not at all note nothing notice _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ nought noun novel November now number numeral nurse nursery nurse nut obesity object objective oboe ocean October octopus of of course off offer office often oh oh no! OK old old age Olympics on once once again one onion only oops open opening times operation _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 101
  • 101. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet opposition optician or orange orchestra order organ organise Orkney other ought to our out Outback outpatient over overdraft owe own Oxford Pacific Ocean pacifism pack page page number pain painful panda panic pants paparazzi paper paperback paragraph pardon parent park parking ticket Parliament _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ part partner pass passenger passport passport control password past continuous past perfect past simple pasta patient pattern pause pavement pay pay for payment peace pedal peer pressure pen drive pence people performer perhaps perseverance person persuade petrol pump pharmacist pharmacy phone phoneme phonetics phonics phrase piano pick _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 102
  • 102. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet pick up picnic picture pie piece pig pilot pink pint pizza place plain plan plane plant plaster play player playground playlist please plot plumber plural form podcast poetry point police officer police station policy politician politics pom poor pop pop star popcorn port porter _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ pose positive possible post post office potato pound poverty power practise praise predict prediction prefer pregnancy preparation prepare preposition prescription present perfect present simple presentation presenter president press pretty price prime minister print priority boarding prison prison sentence problem produce product profile programme prohibit projectionist _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 103
  • 103. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet promise promote promotion pronoun pronunciation protest prove psychiatrist public public toilet puck pull punishment purple purse push put put down put on pyjamas qualification quarter Queensland question question mark queue quick quid quiet quotation R&B rabbit racquet radiator radio rain rainbow raincoat rainforest _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ raise raise money ran rash ratings reach read reader reading ready real reality TV rear view mirror reassure receipt receive receptionist recharge reckon recline reconciliation record recycle red redundancy referee refund refuse refute regret reject rejection letter relaxation remember remote control remove renege renew rent _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 104
  • 104. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet rental reply representative research reservation reservoir rest restaurant retirement home return review rice rich ride right ring risk rival river r-linking road road rage road sign rock roll romance room room service rough round roundabout rubbish rugby rule run runway sad safari park said _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ sailing salary sale sales assistant same sand satire Saturday sauna sausage save save up savings saw saxophone say scales scarf scary school Schwa sound science science fiction score Scotland screenplay sea search search engine season seasonal work seat seatbelt second security security guard see see you seem _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 105
  • 105. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet self self-esteem sell semi-colon send sentence sentence stress separation September sequel serious serve service station set seven seventeen seventy several shake shall Shane Warne shape shark she sheep shelf Sherwood Forest shine ship shirt shoe shop shoplift shoplifting shopping shopping centre short shorts should shoulder shout show shower shut sibling rivalry sick side side mirror sideboard sidekick sign silent letter simple since sing singer single parent singular form sink sister sister-in-law sit sit down six sixteen sixty size Skegness skeleton skiing skin skirt sky sledge sleep sleeping bag sleet slim _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 106
  • 106. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet slip slipper slow small smell smile smoke smooth snail snooker snow Snowdonia snowman so so far so to speak soap opera social network sock sofa soft soldier solicitor some something son song soon sort sort of sound sound spine soundtrack soup sous chef south spa spam speak _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ speak out speaking special special effects speech mark spell spelling spend spider spin spine sport sports car spring squash stadium stag night stairs stand stand out stand up star starfish start state state pension station stay steal steering wheel step stereo stethoscope STI stick to still stitches stock market stomach _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 107
  • 107. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet stomach ache Stonehenge stood stop storm story strange strategy strawberry stream streaming video street stress stress mark stress pattern stressed syllable stretcher strike string strong strong form strong stress student student loan study stupid subject subtitles succeed success such suffix suggest suicide suit summer sun sunbathing sunblock _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Sunday Sunday driver sunglasses sunset suntan super supermarket support supporter sure surface surgeon surgery surround sound suspect swim swimming swimming pool swipe card switch off switch on Sydney syllable syringe ta table table tennis tablets tabloid tail take take away take off take out talk taste tax tax office taxi _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 108
  • 108. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet teach teacher team tear teenager television tell temperature ten tennis tennis court tense tent terminal terminal illness terrorism test text than thank that the theatre theft their them then there thermometer these they thief thing think third conditional thirteen thirty this those _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ though thought thousand threaten three thriller throat through throw Thursday ticket tie tiger tights till time tired title to today toe together toilet told tomato tongue too took tooth toothbrush toothpaste top tortoise touch touchscreen tourist toward town town hall _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 109
  • 109. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet tracksuit tractor traffic lights train train driver trainer training course transfer translate translation transport transportation travel agent treble tree trial trolley trousers truancy true trumpet trust try try on t-shirt tsunami Tuesday turbulence turn turn off turn on TV licence twelve twenty twist Twitter two type tyre _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ ugly uh oh UK Uluru umbrella uncle under understand underwear uniform unit United Kingdom United Nations university unkind unless until up update upgrade upon upper case URL us use username usual vacancy valley van vegetable vegetarian vein verb verse very vest victim video camera _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 110
  • 110. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet viewer village violence violin virus visa visit visiting hours vocabulary voice volleyball voluntary work vote voter vowel vowel cluster vowel sound wait waiter waiting list waiting room wake up wake up call Wales walk walkabout wall wallet want war ward wardrobe warm warn was wash waste watch watching TV _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ water wave way way in way out we weak weak form wear weather weather forecast web page web server webcam website wedding Wednesday week weekend weigh weight welcome well went were west wet whale what whatever wheel wheelchair when whenever where wherever whether which whichever _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 111
  • 111. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet while white who whole whose why wide widescreen widow wife Wi-Fi Wi-Fi device will Wimbledon win wind wind farm windscreen wine winner winter winter tyres wish wish well with withdrawal without witness woman wonder wood word word stress work work experience work on world world wide web worm _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ worried worry worse would wow wrist write write down writing wrong x-ray year yellow yes yet York you young your yours YouTube zebra zebra crossing zero zero conditional zip _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 112
  • 112. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) a A&E a bit a few a little Aberdeen able about above absolutely accelerator accept accident account accountant ache achievement acne act action actor actress add addiction adjective admin assistant adolescence adopted family adverb adverbial clause advert advertising advise aeroplane affair afford after after all again against age ago agree agree with air airline airport aisle alcoholism all allergy allow alphabet also although Alton Towers always am ambition ambulance among uh Geu uh Gree uh Gree with Eir Eir lain Eir port Aiyl Al k ho lizm Orl A l jii uh Lau Al f bet Orl seu orl Theu ol tn Tau wz Orl weiz Am am Bi shn Am by lns uh Mung amusement park uh Myoo zmn_ park an anaesthetic anarchist and angry animal animation ankle anniversary another answer ant any anyone apartment apartment block apologise apostrophe appeal appear uh ei yn Dee uh Bit uh Fyoo uh Li tl a b Deen Ei bl uh Baut uh Buv a ps Loo_ lii a Kse l rei t uh Ksept A ks dnt uh Kaunt uh Kaun tnt Eik uh Chee vmnt A knii Akt A kshn A kt A ktrs Ad uh Di kshn A je ktiv A dmi n si stnt a d Le sns uh do pt Tfa m lii A dverb a dver biyl Klorz A dvert A dv tai zing uh Dvaiz Eir r plein uh Feir uh Ford Ar ft ar ft Rorl uh Gen uh Genst Eij An a n Stte tik A n kist And Ang grii A n ml a n Mei shn Ang kl a n Ver s rii uh Nu th Arn s Ant E nii E nii wun uh Par_ mnt uh Par_ mn_ blok uh Po l jaiz uh Po str fii uh Piyl uh Piy For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 113
  • 113. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) appearance apple application form apply apply for appointment April are area arm around arrange arrest arrival arrivals arrive arson article artist as as long as as soon as as… as ask ask out ask permission assert assimilation assure at ate athletics attachment attack audience August aunt Australia author autobiography automatic uh Piy rns A pl a pl Kei shn form uh Plai uh Plai f uh Poyn_ mnt Ei prl Ar Eir riy Arm uh Raund uh Reinj uh Rest uh Rai vl uh Rai vlz uh Raiv Ar sn Ar t kl Ar tist Az uh Zlong uhz uh Soo nz uhz... uhz Arsk Ar Skaut ar skp Mi shn uh Sert uh si m Lei shn uh Shuuw At Eit a Ttle tikz uh Ta chmnt uh Tak Or diyns Or gst Arnt o Strei liy Or tt or t bai Yo gr fii or t Ma tik autumn auxiliary verb award away baby back back cover bad badminton bag baker bakery balance ball ballet ban banana bank bank account barbie Barossa Valley base baseball basketball bat bath bathroom battery be be able to be born be cancelled be fed be married be mugged be stopped be written by beach bear beat beautiful Or tm or Gzi l rii verb uh Word uh Wei Bei bii Bak ba_ Ku v Bad Ba tmin tn Bag Bei k Bei k rii Ba lns Borl Ba lei Ban b Nar n Bangk Bang k kaunt Bar bii b ro s Va lii Beis Bei sborl Bar ski_ borl Bat Barth Bar throom Ba t rii Bee bi Yei bl t bi Born bi Kan sld bi Fed bi Ma rid bi Mugd bi Stopt bi Ri tn bai Beech Beir Beet Byoo t fl For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 114
  • 114. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) beauty because bed bedroom bee beef been beer before beg began begin behind Belfast believe below belt bench bend over beneath benefits benefits trap berate beside best best friend best man better between bias big bike bill billion biography bird birth birthday black blackmail blessing Byoo tii b Koz Bed Be droom Bee Beef Been Biy b For Beg b Gan b Gin b Haind Bel farst b Leev b Leu Belt Bench Ben Deu v b Neett Be n fi_s Be n fi_ strap b Reit b Said Best be Stfrend be Stman Be t b Tween Baiys Big Baik Bil Bil yn bai Yo gr fii Berd Bertt Ber ttdei Blak Bla kmeil Ble sing blockbuster bloke blood blood test blouse blue blues boarding pass boat body body language bone book bookshop boomerang boot boredom boring borrow both bouncer Bournemouth bowling club box box office box set boxing boy boyfriend bra brackets brain brake brake light bread break break down break in Brick Lane bride bridesmaid Blo kbu st Bleuk Blud Blu_ test Blauz Bloo Blooz Bor ding pars Beut Bo dii Bo dii lang gwij Beun Buuk Buu kshop Boo m rang Boot Bor dm Bor ring Bo reu Beutt Baun s Born mth Beu ling klub Boks Bo kso fis bo Kset Bo ksing Boy Boy frend Brar Bra ki_z Brein Breik Brei klait Bred Breik Brei Kdaun Brei Kin bri Klein Braid Brai tzmeid For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 115
  • 115. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) bridge brief brilliant bring bring back bring down Brisbane Bristol British broken arm broken bone broken home brother brother-in-law brought brown browse browser bruise brush budget airline build builder building building site bullying bump into bungalow burglar alarm bus bus stop bush business class business trip busy but butcher butter butterfly buttons buy Brij Breef Bril ynt Bring Bring Bak Bring Daun Briz bn Bri stl Bri tish breu k Narm breu kn Beun breu kn Heum Bru th Bru th rin lor Brort Braun Brauz Brau z Brooz Brush bu ji_ Eir lain Bild Bil d Bil ding Bil ding sait Buu lii ying Bum Pin t Bung g leu Ber gl r larm Bus Bu stop Buush Bi zni sklars Bi zni strip Bi zii But Buu ch Bu t Bu t flai Bu tnz Bai by by the way café call calm Cambridge came camping can Canberra cancel cancellation cancer candidate canoe Captain Cook car car park car showroom Cardiff Cardigan Bay care carpet carrot carry case cash cashpoint casino cat catch Cate Blanchett caterpillar cathedral cause ceiling celebrate censorship centre cereal certain Bai bai th Wei Ka fei Korl Karm Keim brij Keim Kam ping Kan Kan br Kan sl kan s Lei shn Kan s Kan d dt k Noo ka ptn Kuuk Kar Kar park kar Sheu room Kar dif kar d gn Bei Keir Kar pit Ka rt Ka rii Keis Kash Ka shpoynt k See neu Kat Kach kei_ Blarn cht Ka t pi l k Ttee drl Korz See ling Se l breit Sen s ship Sen t Siy riyl Ser tn For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 116
  • 116. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) championship change channel chapter character charity chat chat up chatty chauffeur cheap check check-in desk checkout cheek cheerful cheers cheese chef chemist cheque chequebook chest chick chicken child child poverty childcare childhood children children’s book chin chips chocolate choir choose chorus church cider cinema citizen Cham pyn ship Cheinj Cha nl Cha pt Ka r kt Cha r tii Chat Cha Tup Cha tii Sheu f Cheep Chek Che kin desk Che kaut Cheek Chiy fl Chiyz Cheez Shef Ke mist Chek Che kbuuk Chest Chik Chi kn Chaild chail Tpo v tii Chail tkeir Chail thuud Chil drn Chil drn zbuuk Chin Chipz Cho klt Kwaiy Chooz Kor rs Cherch Sai d Si n m Si t zn city claim clarify class classic classical classified advert clause clean clear clever click cliff climate change climb climbing clinic close clothes clothes shop cloud Clumber Park clutch coast coat coffin coin cold college colon colour comb come come in come on come out come out of comedy comfortable comma comment Si tii Kleim Kla r fai Klars Kla sik Kla s kl kla s fai Ta tvert Klorz Kleen Kliy Kle v Klik Klif Klai m_ cheinj Klaim Klai ming Kli nik Kleuz Kleuthz Kleu thzshop Klaud klum b Park Kluch Keust Keut Ko fin Koyn Keuld Ko lij Keu lon Ku l Keum Kum Ku Min Ku Mon Ku Maut Ku Mau tv Ko m dii Kum ft bl Ko m Ko ment For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 117
  • 117. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) commentator common commuter company compare competition complain complaint complete computer computer game condemn conductor confirm congratulate conjunction connect connection console consonant constituency consultant contact contain content word contents contraception contraction contrast convergence convict convince cook cooker cookie cooking copy correct corridor corruption cough Ko mn tei t Ko mn k Myoo t Kum p nii km Peir kom p Ti shn km Plein km Pleint km Pleet km Pyoo t km Pyoo t geim kn Dem kn Du kt kn Ferm kn Gra ch leit kn Jung kchn k Nekt k Ne kshn kn Seul Kon s nnt kn Sti ch wn sii kn Sul tnt Kon takt kn Tein Kon ten_ werd Kon tentz kon tr Se pshn kn Tra kshn kn Trarst kn Ver jns Kon vikt kn Vins Kuuk Kuu k Kuu kii Kuu king Ko pii k Rekt Ko r dor k Ru pshn Kof could council count country countryside course course book court cousin cover covering letter cow crash credit card cricket crime criminal criminal record crisps criticise crocodile crop cross cruise crutch cry cue cup cupboard currency curry curse custody battle customer customs cut cyberspace cycle cycling cyclone dad Kuud Kaun sl Kaunt Kun trii Kun tri said Kors Kor sbuuk Kort Ku zn Ku v Ku v ring le t Kau Krash Kre di_ kard Kri kit Kraim Kri m nl kri m nl Re kord Krispz Kri t saiz Kro k dail Krop Kros Krooz Kruch Krai Kyoo Kup Ku bd Ku rn sii Ku rii Kers Ku st dii ba tl Ku st m Ku stmz Kut Sai b speis Sai kl Sai kling Sai kleun Dad For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 118
  • 118. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) damage dance dark dash dashboard data transfer dating daughter day deal with death debate debit card debt December decide decision deep defendant delicatessen delicious demand democracy dentist department store departure departure lounge deposit Derby Derbyshire describe desert destination detached house detective detention determiner develop diagnosis dictator dictionary Da mij Darns Dark Dash Da shbord dei t Tran sfer Dei ting Dor t Dei Diyl With Dett d Beit De bi_ kard Det d Sem b d Said d Si zzn Deep d Fen dnt de l k Te sn d Li shs d Marnd d Mo kr sii Den tist d Par_ mn_ stor d Par ch d Par ch launj d Po zit Dar bii Dar bi sh d Skraib De zt de st Nei shn d Ta chthaus d Te ktiv d Ten shn d Ter mi n d Ve lp daiy Gneu sis di Ktei t Di kshn rii did didgeridoo die differ different difficult digital radio dining chair dining room dining table dinner diphthong direct director dirty disagree discipline discover discrimination discuss disillusionment disown divorce DJ do doctor does dog dolphin donate done don’t door double double bass down download drama draw dream dress Did di j rii Doo Dai Di f Di frnt Di f klt di j tl Rei di yeu Dai ning cheir Dai ning room Dai ning tei bl Di n Di pttong dai Rekt dai Re kt Der tii di s Gree Di s plin d Sku v d skri m Nei shn d Skus di s Loo zzn mnt di Seun d Vors Dee jei Doo Do kt Duz Dog Dol fin deu Neit Dun Deunt Dor Du bl du bl Beis Daun daun Leud Drar m Dror Dreem Dres For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 119
  • 119. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) drink drip drive driver driving licence drizzle drought drug trafficking drum dry dry spell during duty manager duty-free DVD DVD player each ear early earn earring earth ease east easy eat eat out ebook economy economy class Edinburgh editor education egg eight eighteen eighty either elbow election electric guitar electrician electronic tag elephant eleven elision email embarrassed emergency emergency exit employment empty emu encourage end engagement engine England English English Channel enjoy enough i le Ktri shn i le ktro ni Ktag E l fnt i Le vn i Li zzn Ee meil uhm Ba rst i Mer jn sii i mer jn sii Ye_ ksit uhm Ploy mnt Em ptii Ee myoo uhn Ku rij End uhn Gei jmnt En jin Ing glnd Ing glish ing gli Shcha nl uhn Joy i Nuf en-suite bathroom on swee_ Bar ttroom enter enthusiasm environment escalator estate agent euthanasia evade even ever every everyone exexamination example except exciting exercise exit expenditure Dringk Drip Draiv Drai v Drai ving lai sns Dri zl Draut Dru ktra f king Drum Drai Drai spel Juuw ring joo tii Ma n j joo tii Free dee vee Dee dee vee Dee pleiy Eech Iy Er lii Ern Iy ring Ertt Eez Eest Ee zii Eet Ee Taut Ee buuk i Ko n mii i Ko n mii klars E din br Edt e j Kei shn Eg Eit ei Teen Ei tii Ai th El beu uh Le kshn uh le ktri_ gi Tar En t uhn Ttoo zi yazm uhn Vaiy r mnt E sk lei t uh Stei tei jnt yoo tt Nei ziy i Veid Ee vn Ev E vrii E vrii wun Ekse kza m Nei shn e Kzarm pl e Ksept e Ksai ting E ks saiz E kzit e Kspen d ch For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 120
  • 120. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) expensive explain eye eye contact face Facebook facilities fact factory worker fail faith fall family fantasy far fare farm farmer fascism fast fat father father-in-law favorites favourite feature February feel feet ferry fertility treatment fever few fiancé fiancée fiction field fifteen fifty fight figure e Kspen siv e Ksplein Ai Ai kon takt Feis Fei sbuuk f Si l teez Fakt Fa ktrii wer k Feil Feitt Forl Fa m lii Fan t sii Far Feir Farm Far m Fa shizm Farst Fat Far th Far th rin lor Fei vr_z Fei vrt Fee ch Fe br w rii Fiyl Feet Fe rii f Ti l tii tree_ mnt Fee v Fyoo fi Yon sei fi Yon sei Fi kshn Fiyld fi Fteen Fi ftii Fait Fi g file sharing fill film final find find out fine finger fingerprints finish fire fireplace first first conditional first kiss fish fish and chips fishing fit fitness suite five fix flat flight flight attendant flooding floor flop florist flour flower fly fog fog lamps fold folk follow food food hygiene foot football Fail sheir ring Fil Film Fai nl Faind Fain Daut Fain Fing g Fing g prin_z Fi nish Faiy Faiy pleis Ferst fer skn Di shnl fir Skis Fish fi shn Chipz Fi shing Fit Fi_ n sweet Faiv Fiks Flat Flait Flai t ten dnt Flu ding Flor Flop Flo rist Flauw Flauw Flai Fog Fo glamps Feuld Feuk Fo leu Food foo Thai jeen Fuut Fuu_ borl For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 121
  • 121. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) football stadium footy for for now for sure force forest forest fire forget form forty forum forward forward slash foster parent found four fourteen fraction free free practice free time freedom freesheet freezer Friday fridge friend friendship frog from front front cover frown frozen food fruit fruit juice fuel fuel bill full full stop function word funeral Fyoo nrl uh kspen sz funny future perfect future simple Gallipoli gambling game garage garden gardener gate gave GBH gear stick generalise genre geography get get angry get burned get divorced get dressed get in get off get on get on with get out get promoted get stung get up get worse giraffe girl girlfriend give give away give back glasses glottal stop Fuu tii For f Nau f Shuuw Fors Fo rist fo ri Sfaiy f Get Form For tii For rm For wd For w tslash Fo st peir rnt Faund For for Teen Fra kshn Free free Pra ktis free Taim Free dm Free sheet Free z Frai dei Frij Frend Fren ship Frog From Frunt frun_ Ku v Fraun freu zn Food Froot Froo_ joos Fyuuwl Fyuuwl bil Fuul fuul Stop Fung kshn werd Fyoo nrl funeral expenses Fuu_ borl stei diym Fu nii fyoo ch Per fkt fyoo ch Sim pl g Li p lii Gam bling Geim Ga rij Gar dn Gar d n Geit Geiv jee bee Yeich Giy stik Jen r laiz Zzon r jii Yo gr fii Get ge Tang grii ge_ Bernd ge_ d Vorst ge_ Drest Ge Tin Ge Tof Ge Ton Ge Ton with Ge Taut ge_ pr Meu td ge_ Stung Ge Tup ge_ Wers j Rarf Gerl Gerl frend Giv Gi v Wei Gi Vbak Glar sz glo tl Stop For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 122
  • 122. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) glove go God go into go on go out go through go up goal goes going going to gold gold rush goldfish golf good Google gorilla gossip got govern government graduate graduation grammar grandchild granddad granddaughter grandma grandson grass great Great Britain greedy green greengrocer Greenwich greet grey groceries Gluv Geu God Geu Win t Geu Won Geu Waut Geu Ttroo Geu Wup Geul Geuz Geu wing Geu wing t Geuld Geul drush Geul tfish Golf Guud Goo gl g Ri l Go sip Got Gu vn Gu v mnt Gra joo weit gra j Wei shn Gra m Gran chaild Gran dad Gran dor t Gran mar Gran sun Grars Greit grei_ Bri tn Gree dii Green Green greu s Gre nich Greet Grei Greu s riz groom ground group grow growing pains grumpy guess guilt guitar gun hacker had Hadrian’s Wall hailstones hair hairdresser half hall hand handbag handbrake handcuffs handsome hang hang out happen happy hard hardback has hat hate Hathersage have have pierced have to hazard HDTV he head head for Groom Graund Groop Greu Greu wing peinz Grum pii Ges Gilt g Tar Gun Ha k Had hei driyn Zworl Heil steunz Heir Heir dre s Harf Horl Hand Han bag Han breik Han kufz Han sm Hang Hang Aut Ha pn Ha pii Hard Har dbak Haz Hat Heit Ha th seij Hav ha Fpiyst Haf t Ha zd ei chdee tee Vee Hee Hed He Tfor For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 123
  • 123. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) head teacher headache headlights headline heal health healthy hear heard heart heart attack heat heat wave heavy help her here hero hey hi high high heels Highway Code hiking hill him hip-hop hippopotamus his history hit hobby hockey hold holiday holiday rep holiday resort home home movie home page homework he Tee ch He deik He dlai_z He dlain Hiyl Helth Hel ttii Hiy Herd Hart Har t tak Heet Hee tweiv He vii Help Her Hiy Hiy reu Hei Hai Hai hai Heelz hai wei Keud Hai king Hil Him Hi phop hi p Po t ms Hiz Hi st rii Hit Ho bii Ho kii Heuld Ho l dei Ho l dei rep Ho l dei r zort Heum heu Moo vii Heum peij Heum werk homophone hope horror horse hospital hospitality hot hotel hour house housekeeper how how are you? human body humiliate hundred hungry hurricane hurry hurt husband hyphen I ice ice hockey idea idealism ideology if illness illustration imagine immigration important impossible improve improvement in in fact in general inbox Ho m feun Heup Ho r Hors Ho sp tl ho sp Ta l tii Hot heu Tel Auw Haus Hau skii p Hau ha w Yoo? hyoo mn Bo dii hyoo Mi lii yeit Hun drd Hung grii Hu ri kein Hu rii Hert Hu zbnd Hai fn Ai Ais Ai so kii ai Diy ai Diy li zm ai dii Yo l jii If Il ns i l Strei shn i Ma jn i m Grei shn im Por tnt im Po s bl im Proov im Proo vmnt In in Fakt in Jen rl In boks For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 124
  • 124. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) inch include income independence index indicate indicator infection infinitive verb inform ingratitude inheritance inject injection injury insect instrument insult interest interesting internet interrupt interviewer into intonation introduce introduction intrusion inversion invest in investment invite iron is island ISP it its jacket January jazz Inch in Klood In km in d Pen dns In deks In d keit In d kei t in Fe kshn in Fi n ti verb in Form in Gra t chood in He r tns in Jekt in Je kshn In j rii In sekt In str mnt in Sult In trest In tr sting In t net in t Rupt In t vyoo w In t in t Nei shn in tr Joos in tr Du kshn in Troo zzn in Ver zzn in Ve stin in Ve smnt in Vait Aiyn Iz Ai lnd ai ye Spee It I_s Ja kit Jan y rii Jaz jealous jeans jeweller jingle job job security Jobcentre Plus jobseeker jogging John O’Groats join joke journalist journey judge July jump jumper June jury just justify kangaroo keep key skills keyboard kidney kill kind kind of king kiss kitchen knee knew knickers knit know koala bear Kylie Minogue labour Je ls Jeenz Joo l Jing gl Job jo ps Kyuuw r tii jo psen t Plus Jo psee k Jo ging jo n Greu_z Joyn Jeuk Jer n list Jer nii Juj j Lai Jump Jum p Joon Juuw rii Just Ju st fai kang g Roo Keep kee Skilz Kee bord Ki dnii Kil Kaind Kain dv King Kis Ki chn Nee Nyoo Ni kz Nit Neu k War l beir kai lii m Neug Lei b For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 125
  • 125. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) Labour Party lake Lake District lamb land Land’s End landing language large last late laugh lay lazy lead lead to learn learner driver learning leave lecturer left leg legislation leisure centre lemonade lend less lesson let letter level library licence plate lie lie down life life event life sentence lift light Lei b par tii Leik Lei kdi strikt Lam Land lan Zend Lan ding Lang gwij Larj Larst Leit Larf Lei Lei zii Leed Lee_ Too Lern ler n Drai v Ler ning Leev Le kch r Left Leg le j Slei shn Le zz sen t le m Neid Lend Les Le sn Let Le t Le vl Lai brii Lai sn spleit Lai Lai Daun Laif Lai f vent Lai fsen tns Lift Lait like line link linking lion lip list listen to listener listening literature little live liver living room lizard Llandudno loan local shop Loch Ness London loneliness long long-haul flight look look at lose lot loud love low lower case L-plate luggage lunch lung machine made maid main main verb Laik Lain Lingk Ling king Laiyn Lip List Li sn Too Li sn Li sning Li tr_ ch Li tl Liv Li v Li ving room Li zd hhlan Du tneu Leun leu kl Shop lo Knes Lun dn Leun li ns Long long horl Flait Luuk Luu Kat Looz Lot Laud Luv Leu leu w Keis El pleit Lu gij Lunch Lung m Sheen Meid Meid Mein mein Verb For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 126
  • 126. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) majority make make sense make sure make up mammal man manager Manchester many map March mark market market place marriage match mate maternity matter may May mayor me meal mean measure meat mechanic media medical student medium meet mega contraction melting pot men menopause midwife might mile milk m Jo r tii Meik mei Ksens mei Kshuuw Mei Kup Ma ml Man Ma n j Man che st Me nii Map March Mark Mar kit Mar ki_ pleis Ma rij Mach Meit m Ter n tii Ma t Mei Mei Meir Mee Miyl Meen Me zz Meet m Ka nik Mee diy Me d kl schoo dnt Mee diym Meet Me g kn tra kshn Mel ting pot Men Me n porz Mi dwaif Mait Mail Milk million millionaire mind mineral water minerals mining minute miss mist mistress mobile mock modal form modal verbs model monarchy Monday money monkey moody moon morale more morning mortgage mortuary mosque most mother mother-in-law motor racing motorbike motorway mountain mouse mouth move move up MP much mum Mil yn mil y Neir Maind Min rl wor t Min rlz Mai ning Mi nit Mis Mist Mi strs Meu bail Mok Meu dl form Meu dl verbz Mo dl Mo n kii Mun dei Mu nii Mung kii Moo dii Moon m Rarl Mor Mor ning Mor gij Mor ch rii Mosk Meust Mu th Mu th rin lor Meu t rei sing Meu t baik Meu t wei Maun tn Maus Mautt Moov Moo Vup em Pee Much Mum For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 127
  • 127. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) murder muscle mushroom music musical musician must my myself nail name narrow nasty national park natural disaster nature near neck necklace need needle negative negative equity neglect neither... nor nephew nerves networking never new newspaper next next to NHS nice niece night nightclub nightdress nine nineteen Mer d Mu sl Mu shroom Myoo zik Myoo z kl myoo Zi shn Must Mai mai Self Neil Neim Na reu Nar stii na shnl Park na chrl d Zar st Nei ch Niy Nek Ne kls Need Nee dl Ne g tiv ne g ti Ve kw tii n Glekt Nai th... Nor Ne fyoo Nervz Ne_ wer king Ne v Nyoo Nyoo spei p Nekst Ne kst e nei Ches Nais Nees Nait Nai_ klub Nai_ dres Nain nain Teen ninety no nobody none non-fiction Norfolk Broads normal north Northern Ireland Norwich nose not not at all note nothing notice nought noun novel November now number numeral nurse nursery nurse nut obesity object objective oboe ocean October octopus of of course off offer office often oh oh no! Nain tii Neu Neu b dii Nun non Fi kshn nor f Kbrordz Nor ml Nortt nor th Naiy lnd No rich Neuz Not no t Torl Neut Nu tting Neu tis Nort Naun No vl neu Vem b Nau Num b Nyoo m rl Ners Ner sri ners Nut eu Bee s tii O pjekt o Pje ktiv Eu beu Eu shn o Kteu b O kt puus Ov uh Fkors Of Of O fis O fn Eu eu Neu! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 128
  • 128. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) OK old old age Olympics on once once again one onion only oops open opening times operation opposition optician or orange orchestra order organ organise Orkney other ought to our out Outback outpatient over overdraft owe own Oxford Pacific Ocean pacifism pack page page number pain painful eu Kei Euld eul Deij uh Lim pikz On Wuns wun s Gen Wun Un yn Eun lii Uups Eu pn Eu p ning taimz o p Rei shn o p Zi shn o Pti shn Or O rinj Or k str Or d Or gn Or g naiz Or knii U th Or_ t Auw Aut Au_ bak Au_ pei shnt Eu v Eu v drarft Eu Eun O ksfd p si fi Keu shn Pa s fizm Pak Peij Pei jnum b Pein Pein fl panda panic pants paparazzi paper paperback paragraph pardon parent park parking ticket Parliament part partner pass passenger passport passport control password past continuous past perfect past simple pasta patient pattern pause pavement pay pay for payment peace pedal peer pressure pen drive pence people performer perhaps perseverance person persuade Pan d Pa nik Pantz pa p Rar tsii Pei p Pei p bak Pa r grarf Par dn Peir rnt Park Par king ti kit Par l mnt Part Par_ n Pars Pa sn j Par sport Par spor_ kn treul Par swerd par skn Tin y ws par Sper fkt par Sim pl Pa st Pei shnt Pa tn Porz Pei vmnt Pei Pei f Pei mnt Pees Pe dl Piy pre sh Pen draiv Pens Pee pl p For m p Hapz per s Viy rns Per sn p Sweid For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 129
  • 129. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) petrol pump pharmacist pharmacy phone phoneme phonetics phonics phrase piano pick pick up picnic picture pie piece pig pilot pink pint pizza place plain plan plane plant plaster play player playground playlist please plot plumber plural form podcast poetry point police officer police station policy politician Pe trl pump Far m sist Far m see Feun Feu neem f Ne tikz Fo nikz Freiz pi Ya neu Pik Pi Kup Pi knik Pi kch Pai Pees Pig Pai lt Pingk Paint Pee_ ts Pleis Plein Plan Plein Plarnt Plar st Plei Plei y Plei graund Plei list Pleez Plot Plu m Pluuw rl form Po tkarst Peu w trii Poynt p Lee so f s p Lee stei shn Po l sii po l Ti shn politics pom poor pop pop star popcorn port porter pose positive possible post post office potato pound poverty power practise praise predict prediction prefer pregnancy preparation prepare preposition prescription present perfect present simple presentation presenter president press pretty price prime minister print priority boarding prison prison sentence problem Po l tikz Pom Por Pop Po pstar Po pkorn Port Por t Peuz Po z tiv Po s bl Peust Peu sto fis p Tei teu Paund Po v tii Pauw Pra ktis Preiz pr Dikt pr Di kshn pr Fer Pre gnn sii pre p Rei shn pr Peir pre p Zi shn pr Skri pshn pre zn_ Per fkt pre zn_ Sim pl pre zn Tei shn pr Zen t Pre z dnt Pres Pri tii Prais prai Mi n st Print prai yo r tii Bor ding Pri zn Pri zn sen tns Pro blm For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 130
  • 130. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) produce product profile programme prohibit projectionist promise promote promotion pronoun pronunciation protest prove psychiatrist public public toilet puck pull punishment purple purse push put put down put on pyjamas qualification quarter Queensland question question mark queue quick quid quiet quotation R&B rabbit racquet radiator radio pr Joos Pro dukt Preu fail Preu gram pr Hi bit pr Je ksh nist Pro mis pr Meut pr Meu shn Preu naun pr nun sii Yei shn pr Test Proov sai Kaiy trist Pu blik pu bli Ktoy lt Puk Puul Pu ni shmnt Pur pl Pers Puush Puut Puu_ Daun Puu Ton p Jar mz kwo li fi Kei shn Kwor t Kween zlnd Kwe schn Kwe schn mark Kyoo Kwik Kwid Kwaiyt kweu Tei shn ar rn Bee Ra bit Ra kit Rei dii yei t Rei dii yeu rain rainbow raincoat rainforest raise raise money ran rash ratings reach read reader reading ready real reality TV rear view mirror reassure receipt receive receptionist recharge reckon recline reconciliation record recycle red redundancy referee refund refuse refute regret reject rejection letter relaxation remember remote control remove renege Rein Rein beu Rein keut Rein fo rist Reiz rei Zmu nii Ran Rash Rei tingz Reech Reed Ree d Ree ding Re dii Riyl rii Ya l tii tee vee riy vyoo Mi r riy Shuuw r Seet r Seev r Se psh nist rii Charj Re kn r Klain re kn si lii Yei shn Re kord rii Sai kl Red r Dun dn sii re f Ree Ree fund r Fyooz r Fyoot r Gret r Jekt r Je kshn le t rii la Ksei shn r Mem b r meu_ kn Treul r Moov r Neig For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 131
  • 131. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) renew rent rental reply representative research reservation reservoir rest restaurant retirement home return review rice rich ride right ring risk rival river r-linking road road rage road sign rock roll romance room room service rough round roundabout rubbish rugby rule run runway sad safari park said r Nyoo Rent Ren tl r Plai re pr Zen t tiv r Serch re z Vei shn Re z vwaiy Rest Re stront r Taiy mn_ heum r Tern r Vyoo Rais Rich Raid Rait Ring Risk Rai vl Ri v Ar ling king Reud Reu dreij Reu tsain Rok Reul Reu mans Room Room ser vis Ruf Raund Raun d baut Ru bish Ru gbii Rool Run Run wei Sad s Far rii park Sed sailing salary sale sales assistant same sand satire Saturday sauna sausage save save up savings saw saxophone say scales scarf scary school Schwa sound science science fiction score Scotland screenplay sea search search engine season seasonal work seat seatbelt second security security guard see see you seem self self-esteem Sei ling Sa l rii Seil Seil z si stnt Seim Sand Sa taiy Sa t dei Sor n So sij Seiv Sei Vup Sei vingz Sor Sa ks feun Sei Skeilz Skarf Skeir rii Skool Shwar saund Saiyns saiyn Sfi kshn Skor Sko_ lnd Skreen plei See Serch Ser chen jn See zn See z nl werk Seet See_ belt Se knd s Kyuuw r tii s Kyuuw r tii gard See See y Seem Self sel f Steem For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 132
  • 132. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) sell semi-colon send sentence sentence stress separation September sequel serious serve service station set seven seventeen seventy several shake shall Shane Warne shape shark she sheep shelf Sherwood Forest shine ship shirt shoe shop shoplift shoplifting shopping shopping centre short shorts should shoulder shout show shower Sel se mii Keu lon Send Sen tns Sen tn stres se p Rei shn se Ptem b See kwl Siy riys Serv Ser vi stei shn Set Se vn se vn Teen Se vn tii Se vrl Sheik Shal shein Worn Sheip Shark Shee Sheep Shelf sher w Tfo rist Shain Ship Shert Shoo Shop Sho plift Sho pli fting Sho ping Sho ping sen t Short Shor_z Shuud Sheul d Shaut Sheu Shau w shut sibling rivalry sick side side mirror sideboard sidekick sign silent letter simple since sing singer single parent singular form sink sister sister-in-law sit sit down six sixteen sixty size Skegness skeleton skiing skin skirt sky sledge sleep sleeping bag sleet slim slip slipper slow small smell smile Shut si bling Rai vl rii Sik Said Sai dmi r Sai dbord Sai tkik Sain sai ln_ Le t Sim pl Sins Sing Sing uh sing gl Peir rnt Sing gy l form Singk Si st Si st rin lor Sit Si_ Daun Siks si Ksteen Si kstii Saiz ske Gnes Ske l tn Skee ying Skin Skert Skai Slej Sleep Slee ping bag Sleet Slim Slip Sli p Sleu Smorl Smel Smail For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 133
  • 133. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) smoke smooth snail snooker snow Snowdonia snowman so so far so to speak soap opera social network sock sofa soft soldier solicitor some something son song soon sort sort of sound sound spine soundtrack soup sous chef south spa spam speak speak out speaking special special effects speech mark spell spelling spend Smeuk Smooth Sneil Snoo k Sneu sneu Deu niy Sneu man Seu seu Far seu t Speek Seu po pr seu shl Ne_ werk Sok Seu f Soft Seul j s Li s t Sum Sum tting Sun Song Soon Sort Sor tv Saund Saun spain Saun trak Soop Soo shef Sautt Spar Spam Speek Spee Kaut Spee king Spe shl spe sh l Feks Spee chmark Spel Spe ling Spend spider spin spine sport sports car spring squash stadium stag night stairs stand stand out stand up star starfish start state state pension station stay steal steering wheel step stereo stethoscope STI stick to still stitches stock market stomach stomach ache Stonehenge stood stop storm story strange strategy strawberry stream Spai d Spin Spain Sport Spor_ skar Spring Skwosh Stei diym Sta gnait Steirz Stand Stan Daut Stan Dup Star Star fish Start Steit stei_ Pen shn Stei shn Stei Stiyl Stiy ring wiyl Step Ste rii yeu Ste tt skeup e stii Yai Sti Ktoo Stil Sti chz Sto kmar kit Stu mk Stu m keik steun Henj Stuud Stop Storm Stor rii Streinj Stra t jii Stror b rii Streem For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 134
  • 134. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) streaming video street stress stress mark stress pattern stressed syllable stretcher strike string strong strong form strong stress student student loan study stupid subject subtitles succeed success such suffix suggest suicide suit summer sun sunbathing sunblock Sunday Sunday driver sunglasses sunset suntan super supermarket support supporter sure surface surgeon stree ming Vi dii yeu surgery surround sound suspect swim swimming swimming pool swipe card switch off switch on Sydney syllable syringe ta table table tennis tablets tabloid tail take take away take off take out talk taste tax tax office taxi teach teacher team tear teenager television tell temperature ten tennis tennis court tense tent terminal Street Stres Stre smark Stre spa tn stre Si l bl Stre ch Straik String Strong Strong form strong Stres Schoo dnt schoo dn_ Leun Stu dii Schoo pid Su pjekt Su ptai tlz su Kseed su Kses Such Su fiks s Jest Soo w said Soot Su m Sun Sun bei thing Sun blok Sun dei sun dei Drai v Sun glar sz Sun set Sun tan Soo p Soo p mar kit s Port s Por t Shuuw Ser fs Ser jn Ser j rii s raun Tsaund Su spekt Swim Swi ming Swi ming pool Swai pkard Swi Chof Swi Chon Si dnii Si l bl s Rinj Tar Tei bl Tei bl te nis Ta bltz Ta bloid Teil Teik Tei k Wei Tei Kof Tei Kaut Tork Teist Taks Ta kso fis Ta ksii Teech Tee ch Teem Teir Tee nei j te l Vi zzn Tel Tem pr ch Ten Te nis Te ni skort Tens Tent Ter m nl For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 135
  • 135. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) terminal illness terrorism test text than thank that the theatre theft their them then there thermometer these they thief thing think third conditional thirteen thirty this those though thought thousand threaten three thriller throat through throw Thursday ticket tie tiger tights till time ter m n Lil ns Te r rizm Test Tekst Than Ttangk That Th / Thii Ttiy t Tteft Their Them Then Their tt Mo m t Theez Thei Tteef Tting Ttingk tter tkn Di shnl tter Teen Tter tii This Theuz Theu Ttort Ttau znd Ttre tn Ttree Ttri l Ttreut Ttroo Ttreu Tter zdei Ti kit Tai Tai g Taitz Til Taim tired title to today toe together toilet told tomato tongue too took tooth toothbrush toothpaste top tortoise touch touchscreen tourist toward town town hall tracksuit tractor traffic lights train train driver trainer training course transfer translate translation transport transportation travel agent treble tree trial trolley trousers Taiyd Tai tl Too t Dei Teu t Ge th Toy lt Teuld t Mar teu Tung Too Tuuk Toott Too ttbrush Too ttpeist Top Tor ts Tuch Tu chskreen Tor rist t Word Taun taun Horl Tra ksoot Tra kt Tra fi klai_z Trein Trein drai v Trei n Trei ning Kors Tran sfer tran Zleit tran Zlei shn Tran sport tran sp Tei shn Tra v lei jnt Tre bl Tree Trail Tro lii Trau zs For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 136
  • 136. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) truancy true trumpet trust try try on t-shirt tsunami Tuesday turbulence turn turn off turn on TV licence twelve twenty twist Twitter two type tyre ugly uh oh UK Uluru umbrella uncle under understand underwear uniform unit United Kingdom United Nations university unkind unless until up update upgrade Troo wn sii Troo Trum pt Trust Trai Trai Yon Tee shirt tsoo Nar mii Choo zdei Ter by lns Tern Ter Nof Ter Non tee Vee lai sns Twelv Twen tii Twist Twi t Too Taip Taiy U glii Uh eu yoo Kei oo Loo roo um Bre l Ung kl Un d un d Stand Un d weir Yoo n form Yoo nit yoo nai t Tking dm yoo nai t Tnei shnz yoo n Ver s tii un Kaind un Les un Til Up u Pdeit U pgreid upon upper case URL us use username usual vacancy valley van vegetable vegetarian vein verb verse very vest victim video camera viewer village violence violin virus visa visit visiting hours vocabulary voice volleyball voluntary work vote voter vowel vowel cluster vowel sound wait waiter waiting list waiting room wake up uh Pon u p Keis yoo war Rel Us Yooz Yoo z neim Yoo zzwl Vei kn sii Va lii Van Ve cht bl ve j Teir riyn Vein Verb Vers Ve rii Vest Vi ktim Vi dii yeu kam r Vyoo w Vi lij Vaiy lns vaiy Lin Vaiy rs Vee z Vi zit Vi z ting auwz veu Ka by l rii Voys Vo lii borl Vo ln trii werk Veut Veu t Vauwl Vauwl klu st Vauwl saund Weit Wei t Wei ting list Wei ting room Wei Kup For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 137
  • 137. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) wake up call Wales walk walkabout wall wallet want war ward wardrobe warm warn was wash waste watch watching TV water wave way way in way out we weak weak form wear weather weather forecast web page web server webcam website wedding Wednesday week weekend weigh weight welcome well went Wei ku pkorl Weilz Work Wor k baut Worl Wo lt Wont Wor Word Wor dreub Worm Worn Woz Wosh Weist Woch wo ching tee Vee Wor t Weiv Wei wei Yin wei Yaut Wee Week Wee kform Weir We th We th for karst We_ peij We_ pser v We_ pkam We_ psait We ding Wen zdei Week wee Kend Wei Weit Wel km Wel Went were west wet whale what whatever wheel wheelchair when whenever where wherever whether which whichever while white who whole whose why wide widescreen widow wife Wi-Fi Wi-Fi device will Wimbledon win wind wind farm windscreen wine winner winter winter tyres wish wish well with withdrawal Wer West Wet Weil Wot wo Te v Wiyl Wiyl cheir Wen we Ne v Weir weir Re v We th Wich wi Che v Wail Wait Hoo Heul Hooz Wai Waid Wai tskreen Wi deu Waif Wai fai Wai fai d vais Wil Wim bl dn Win Wind Win tfarm Win tskreen Wain Wi n Win t win t Taiyz Wish wi Shwel With wi Thdrorl For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 138
  • 138. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) without witness woman wonder wood word word stress work work experience work on world world wide web worm worried worry worse would wow wrist write write down writing wrong x-ray year yellow yes yet York you young your yours YouTube zebra zebra crossing zero zero conditional zip wi Thaut Wi_ ns Wuu mn Wun d Wuud Werd Wer tstres Werk wer k Kspiy riyns Wer Kon Werld werl dwai Dweb Werm Wu rid Wu rii Wers Wuud Wau Rist Rait Rai_ Daun Rai ting Rong E ksrei Yiy Ye leu Yes Yet York Yoo Yung Yor Yorz Yoo choob Ze br ze br Kro sing Ziy reu ziy reu kn Di shnl Zip For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 139
  • 139. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling uh uh Baut uh Buv A kshn A kt Ad uh Ford Ar ft uh Gen Eij uh Geu uh Gree Eir Eir port Orl Orl seu Am Am by lns uh Mung An And A n ml Ang kl Arn s E nii E nii wun uh Par_ mnt A pl Ei prl Ar Arm uh Raund Ar tist Az Arsk At Eit Bei bii Bak Bad Bag Bei k rii Borl b Nar n Bangk Bar throom Bee Beech Beir Byoo t fl Be droom Beef Been b For b Gin Belt Best Be t Big Baik Berd Ber ttdei Blak Blud Blauz Bloo Beut Bo dii Buuk Bor ring _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 140
  • 140. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Beutt Boks Boy Boy frend Breik Bred Breik Brij Bril ynt Bring Bri tish Bru th Bild Bil ding Bus Bu stop Bu t Bai Korl Kam ping Kan sl Kar Kar pit Ka rt Kash Ka shpoynt Kach Cheinj Cheez Chaild Cherch Si n m Klars Kleen Klaim Keut Kum ft bl km Pleet km Pyoo t Kuuk Kri m nl Sai kling Dor t Dei Den tist Di frnt Do kt Draiv Ee zii Eet ei Teen E l fnt Ee meil Ing glish E vrii Feis Far m Fei vrt Flait Flauw Food Fuu_ borl Frij Frend Froo_ joos Fu nii Geim Ga rij Gar dn Glar sz _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 141
  • 141. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Geu Waut Geuz Geu wing t Geul tfish Golf Guud g Ri l Got Gran mar Grars Greu Ges g Tar Had Heir Harf Han sm Haz Hed He vii Hi st rii Ho bii Ho l dei Heum werk heu Tel Hun drd ai Diy im Por tnt In str mnt In tr sting In t net in tr Du kshn Iz It Jeenz Joon Kee bord Kis Leik Lam Lang gwij Lern le m Neid Lai brii Li tl Lun dn Laud Luv Meid Meik Me nii Mar kit Mee Meet Men Mait Milk Mil yn Mi nit Meu bail Mu nii Mung kii Mor ning Meust Mu th Meu t baik Meu t wei Maun tn Mautt Myoo zik _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 142
  • 142. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Must Mai Neim Nei ch Niy Ne v Nyoo Nekst Nais Nait nain Teen Neu b dii Neuz Not Nu tting No vl neu Vem b Num b Ners Ov Of O fn eu Kei On Wun Eu pn Or O rinj U th Auw Aut Eu v Pein Pei p Peir rnt Par_ n Par sport Pa st Pees Pee pl Per sn Feun pi Ya neu Pees Pingk Pee_ ts Plan Plein Pleez Plu m Peu sto fis p Tei teu Paund Pauw Pri tii Pro blm Pur pl Puu Ton Kyoo Kwik Kwaiyt Rei dii yeu Rein Ran Reed Riyl Rais Rich Rait Ri v _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 143
  • 143. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Raund Ru bish Sad Sed Seim So sij Seiv Sei Skool See See Se vn se vn Teen Shee Sheep Ship Shop Sheul d Sik Sain Sim pl Sing uh Si st Si_ Daun Skert Slej Sleep Smorl Smail Seu Sok Seu f Sum Soon Soop Speek Sport Stan Dup Start Stil Strong Schoo dnt Schoo pid Su m Sun dei Soo p Swi ming Tei bl Teik Tork Tee ch Teem te l Vi zzn Te nis Ttangk Ttiy t Then Their Tting Ttau znd Tter zdei t Ge th Too Too ttbrush Taun Tra kt Trein Tran sport Tree Troo _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 144
  • 144. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Clear Alphabet to Normal Spelling Choo zdei Twelv Too um Bre l Ung kl un d Stand Yoo n form Yooz Van Ve rii Vi zit Work Worl Wor dreub Worm Wosh Woch Wei wei Yin We th We ding Wen zdei Week Wel km Went Wot Wiyl Wen Weir Wich Wai Waif Wain Win t With Wuud Werld Wuud Rait Rong Yiy Ye leu Yes Yet Yoo Yung Yor Ze br Ziy reu Zip _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 145
  • 145. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet a about above action actor add afford after again age ago agree air airport all also am ambulance among an and animal ankle answer any anyone apartment apple April are arm around artist as ask _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ at ate baby back bad bag bakery ball banana bank bathroom be beach bear beautiful bedroom beef been before begin belt best better big bike bird birthday black blood blouse blue boat body book boring _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 146
  • 146. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet both box boy boyfriend brake bread break bridge brilliant bring British brother build building bus bus stop butter by call camping cancel car carpet carrot cash cashpoint catch change cheese child church cinema class clean climb _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ coat comfortable complete computer cook criminal cycling daughter day dentist different doctor drive easy eat eighteen elephant email English every face farmer favourite flight flower food football fridge friend fruit juice funny game garage garden glasses _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 147
  • 147. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet go out goes going to goldfish golf good gorilla got grandma grass grow guess guitar had hair half handsome has head heavy history hobby holiday homework hotel hundred idea important instrument interesting internet introduction is it jeans _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ June keyboard kiss lake lamb language learn lemonade library little London loud love made make many market me meet men might milk million minute mobile money monkey morning most mother motorbike motorway mountain mouth music _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 148
  • 148. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet must my name nature near never new next nice night nineteen nobody nose not nothing novel November number nurse of off often OK on one open or orange other our out over pain paper parent _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ partner passport pasta peace people person phone piano piece pink pizza plan plane please plumber post office potato pound power pretty problem purple put on queue quick quiet radio rain ran read real rice rich right river _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 149
  • 149. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet round rubbish sad said same sausage save say school sea see seven seventeen she sheep ship shop shoulder sick sign simple singer sister sit down skirt sledge sleep small smile so sock sofa some soon soup _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ speak sport stand up start still strong student stupid summer Sunday super swimming table take talk teacher team television tennis thank theatre then there thing thousand Thursday together too toothbrush town tractor train transport tree true _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 150
  • 150. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Translate from Normal Spelling to Clear Alphabet Tuesday twelve two umbrella uncle understand uniform use van very visit walk wall wardrobe warm wash watch way way in weather wedding Wednesday week welcome went what wheel when where which why wife wine winter with _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ wood world would write wrong year yellow yes yet you young your zebra zero zip _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Spelling and sounds are different in English. You have to learn both parts of each word! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 151
  • 151. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) a about above action actor add afford after again age ago agree air airport all also am ambulance among an and animal ankle answer any anyone apartment apple April are arm around artist as ask at ate baby back uh uh Baut uh Buv A kshn A kt Ad uh Ford Ar ft uh Gen Eij uh Geu uh Gree Eir Eir port Orl Orl seu Am Am by lns uh Mung An And A n ml Ang kl Arn s E nii E nii wun uh Par_ mnt A pl Ei prl Ar Arm uh Raund Ar tist Az Arsk At Eit Bei bii Bak bad bag bakery ball banana bank bathroom be beach bear beautiful bedroom beef been before begin belt best better big bike bird birthday black blood blouse blue boat body book boring both box boy boyfriend brake bread break bridge Bad Bag Bei k rii Borl b Nar n Bangk Bar throom Bee Beech Beir Byoo t fl Be droom Beef Been b For b Gin Belt Best Be t Big Baik Berd Ber ttdei Blak Blud Blauz Bloo Beut Bo dii Buuk Bor ring Beutt Boks Boy Boy frend Breik Bred Breik Brij For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 152
  • 152. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) brilliant bring British brother build building bus bus stop butter by call camping cancel car carpet carrot cash cashpoint catch change cheese child church cinema class clean climb coat comfortable complete computer cook criminal cycling daughter day dentist different doctor Bril ynt Bring Bri tish Bru th Bild Bil ding Bus Bu stop Bu t Bai Korl Kam ping Kan sl Kar Kar pit Ka rt Kash Ka shpoynt Kach Cheinj Cheez Chaild Cherch Si n m Klars Kleen Klaim Keut Kum ft bl km Pleet km Pyoo t Kuuk Kri m nl Sai kling Dor t Dei Den tist Di frnt Do kt drive easy eat eighteen elephant email English every face farmer favourite flight flower food football fridge friend fruit juice funny game garage garden glasses go out goes going to goldfish golf good gorilla got grandma grass grow guess guitar had hair half Draiv Ee zii Eet ei Teen E l fnt Ee meil Ing glish E vrii Feis Far m Fei vrt Flait Flauw Food Fuu_ borl Frij Frend Froo_ joos Fu nii Geim Ga rij Gar dn Glar sz Geu Waut Geuz Geu wing t Geul tfish Golf Guud g Ri l Got Gran mar Grars Greu Ges g Tar Had Heir Harf For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 153
  • 153. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) handsome has head heavy history hobby holiday homework hotel hundred idea important instrument interesting internet introduction is it jeans June keyboard kiss lake lamb language learn lemonade library little London loud love made make many market me meet men Han sm Haz Hed He vii Hi st rii Ho bii Ho l dei Heum werk heu Tel Hun drd ai Diy im Por tnt In str mnt In tr sting In t net in tr Du kshn Iz It Jeenz Joon Kee bord Kis Leik Lam Lang gwij Lern le m Neid Lai brii Li tl Lun dn Laud Luv Meid Meik Me nii Mar kit Mee Meet Men might milk million minute mobile money monkey morning most mother motorbike motorway mountain mouth music must my name nature near never new next nice night nineteen nobody nose not nothing novel November number nurse of off often OK on Mait Milk Mil yn Mi nit Meu bail Mu nii Mung kii Mor ning Meust Mu th Meu t baik Meu t wei Maun tn Mautt Myoo zik Must Mai Neim Nei ch Niy Ne v Nyoo Nekst Nais Nait nain Teen Neu b dii Neuz Not Nu tting No vl neu Vem b Num b Ners Ov Of O fn eu Kei On For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 154
  • 154. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) one open or orange other our out over pain paper parent partner passport pasta peace people person phone piano piece pink pizza plan plane please plumber post office potato pound power pretty problem purple put on queue quick quiet radio rain Wun Eu pn Or O rinj U th Auw Aut Eu v Pein Pei p Peir rnt Par_ n Par sport Pa st Pees Pee pl Per sn Feun pi Ya neu Pees Pingk Pee_ ts Plan Plein Pleez Plu m Peu sto fis p Tei teu Paund Pauw Pri tii Pro blm Pur pl Puu Ton Kyoo Kwik Kwaiyt Rei dii yeu Rein ran read real rice rich right river round rubbish sad said same sausage save say school sea see seven seventeen she sheep ship shop shoulder sick sign simple singer sister sit down skirt sledge sleep small smile so sock sofa Ran Reed Riyl Rais Rich Rait Ri v Raund Ru bish Sad Sed Seim So sij Seiv Sei Skool See See Se vn se vn Teen Shee Sheep Ship Shop Sheul d Sik Sain Sim pl Sing uh Si st Si_ Daun Skert Slej Sleep Smorl Smail Seu Sok Seu f For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 155
  • 155. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) some soon soup speak sport stand up start still strong student stupid summer Sunday super swimming table take talk teacher team television tennis thank theatre then there thing thousand Thursday together too toothbrush town tractor train transport tree true Tuesday Sum Soon Soop Speek Sport Stan Dup Start Stil Strong Schoo dnt Schoo pid Su m Sun dei Soo p Swi ming Tei bl Teik Tork Tee ch Teem te l Vi zzn Te nis Ttangk Ttiy t Then Their Tting Ttau znd Tter zdei t Ge th Too Too ttbrush Taun Tra kt Trein Tran sport Tree Troo Choo zdei twelve two umbrella uncle understand uniform use van very visit walk wall wardrobe warm wash watch way way in weather wedding Wednesday week welcome went what wheel when where which why wife wine winter with wood world would write wrong Twelv Too um Bre l Ung kl un d Stand Yoo n form Yooz Van Ve rii Vi zit Work Worl Wor dreub Worm Wosh Woch Wei wei Yin We th We ding Wen zdei Week Wel km Went Wot Wiyl Wen Weir Wich Wai Waif Wain Win t With Wuud Werld Wuud Rait Rong For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 156
  • 156. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 400 Elementary Words Normal Spelling & Clear Alphabet Spelling (with stressed vowel sound in red) year yellow yes yet you young your zebra zero zip Yiy Ye leu Yes Yet Yoo Yung Yor Ze br Ziy reu Zip For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 157
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  • 158. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Phonetic Words in Normal English Spelling This is a list of words from the dictionary which are spelled the same in both the normal Roman alphabet and the Clear Alphabet. These words are easy to pronounce because they look like they sound. They are generally one-syllable words: adverb A dverb advert A dvert am Am an An and And ant Ant arm Arm artist Ar tist at At bad Bad bag Bag ban Ban bat Bat bed Bed bedroom Be droom bee Bee beef Beef been Been beg Beg belt Belt bench Bench best Best big Big boy Boy bring Bring British Bri tish bus Bus but But chat Chat cheek Cheek chest Chest chin Chin dad Dad deep Deep dentist Den tist did Did dog Dog drip Drip drum Drum end End far Far farm Farm fat Fat feet Feet film Film finish Fi nish fish Fish fit flat flop fog food for form free frog from get get in get on God golf got green greet groom gun had hand hard hat help her him hit if in inch inform job jump just keep king left leg lend lift lip long lot lunch lung man Fit Flat Flop Fog Food For Form Free Frog From Get Ge Tin Ge Ton God Golf Got Green Greet Groom Gun Had Hand Hard Hat Help Her Him Hit If In Inch in Form Job Jump Just Keep King Left Leg Lend Lift Lip Long Lot Lunch Lung Man map mark meat men mist moon much mum must need nut on or pig plan plot pop pop star port print ran rash rent rest rich ring risk room run sad sand see self send set sheep ship shop short shut sing sit skin sleep sleet slim slip Map Mark Meet Men Mist Moon Much Mum Must Need Nut On Or Pig Plan Plot Pop Po pstar Port Print Ran Rash Rent Rest Rich Ring Risk Room Run Sad Sand See Self Send Set Sheep Ship Shop Short Shut Sing Sit Skin Sleep Sleet Slim Slip soft soon sort spend spin spring stand star starfish start step stop storm street string strong such sun sunset suntan swim ten tent test than that their them then too top transfer up van verb vest week went west wet wind wish with yet York zip Soft Soon Sort Spend Spin Spring Stand Star Star fish Start Step Stop Storm Street String Strong Such Sun Sun set Sun tan Swim Ten Tent Test Than That Their Them Then Too Top Tran sfer Up Van Verb Vest Week Went West Wet Wind Wish With Yet York Zip For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 159
  • 159. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary 100 Sets of Common Homophones Homophones are words that have exactly the same sounds, but different spellings and meanings. In the Clear Alphabet there are no homophones, because spellings and sounds always match. uh Laud Arnt Beir Bloo Bord Breik Bai Siy riyl Cheep Chek Chooz Kaun sl Kyoo Diy Joo Dai Deu Eit Feet fi Yon sei Faind Flor Flauw Greit Greun Heir Hart Hiyl Hiy Herd Hai Heul Ai dl Aiyl In I_s Jeenz Kee Led Leest Lait Leun Meid Meil Meet Maind Mist Mor ning Mu sl Nei vl Nyoo Neu Nun Neuz Not Wun Or Auw Pei shns Peek Peir Pai Pees Piy Plein Por Pra ktis Prei Rein Reiz Ror Reed Red Rait Reud Reuz Seil Sor See Sel Sent Steir Sun Teil Tee Their Taid Too Weit Worn We th Week Wiyl Weil Weir Wail Wuud Rait Yoo Yor aloud, allowed aunt, aren’t bear, bare blue, blew bored, board break, brake buy, by, bye cereal, serial cheap, cheep check, cheque choose, chews council, counsel cue, queue deer, dear dew, due die, dye dough, doe eight, ate feet, feat fiancé, fiancée find, fined floor, flaw flower, flour great, grate grown, groan hair, hare hart, heart heal, heel, he’ll hear, here heard, herd high, hi hole, whole idle, idol I’ll, aisle in, inn it’s, its jeans, genes key, quay lead, led least, leased light, lite loan, lone made, maid male, mail meet, meat mind, mined missed, mist morning, mourning muscle, mussel naval, navel Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 160 new, knew no, know none, nun nose, knows not, knot one, won or, oar, ore our, hour patience, patients peak, peek pear, pair pie, pi piece, peace pier, peer plane, plain poor, pour practice, practise pray, prey rain, reign raise, rays, raze raw, roar read, reed red, read right, write road, rode, rowed rose, rows sale, sail saw, sore see, sea sell, cell sent, scent, cent stair, stare sun, son tail, tale tea, tee there, they’re, their tide, tied two, too wait, weight warn, worn weather, whether week, weak we’ll, wheel, weal whale, wail where, wear while, wile wood, would write, right you, yew your, you’re
  • 160. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Minimal Pairs A minimal pair is a pair of words that have the same sounds apart from one sound. This is a list of minimal pairs from this dictionary. Notice that they are mostly one-syllable words. Can you think of any more minimal pairs? Same consonant sound(s), one different vowel sound: Same vowel sound(s), one different consonant sound: cheers Chiyz cheese Cheez cheap cheek course Kors curse Kers close Kleuz clothes Kleuthz Cheep Cheek Rein Reiz receipt r Seet receive r Seev refuse refute r Fyooz r Fyoot rice right Rais Rait shake shape Sheik Sheip fail fall Feil Forl gate gave far fare Far Feir hobby Ho bii hockey Ho kii hat hate Hat Heit large laugh Larj Larf side sign Said Sain heart heat Hart Heet light like Lait Laik slim slip Slim Slip her here Her Hiy made make Meid Meik some son Sum Sun nice niece Nais Nees might mile Mait Mail tail take Teil Teik nine none Nain Nun mouse mouth Maus Mautt teach team Teech Teem plain plan Plein Plan nail name Neil Neim verb verse Verb Vers smell smile Smel Smail nice night Nais Nait walk warn Work Worn spin spine Spin Spain north Nortt nought Nort wash watch Wosh Woch start state Start Steit page pain Peij Pein yes yet Yes Yet place plain Pleis Plein My minimal pairs: through Ttroo throw Ttreu to toe Too Teu Geit Geiv rain raise rabbit Ra bit racquet Ra kit ______________________ ______________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 161
  • 161. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Silent Letters Here are some good examples of items in the dictionary which have silent letters. The Clear Alphabet ignores letters which are not pronounced. Silent letters often occur because the vowel letters in unstressed syllables are converted into schwa sounds when we pronounce them; or when double letters represent one consonant sound, e.g. “ff” for f , and so on. Note: reading this list out loud is a good way of testing students’ understanding of the use of the schwa sound in English pronunciation: Normal Spelling: CA Spelling: Silent Letter(s) (in spelling but not pronounced): autumn build butter candidate cinema criminal customer debt differ elephant escalator giraffe gorilla guess illness indicator knee manager mechanic menopause minute muscle negative Norwich often orchestra possible sausage school separation skeleton sledge solicitor suggest supporter syllable terminal thermometer together weather what whatever whenever wrist wrong young Or tm Bild Bu t Kan d dt Si n m Kri m nl Ku st m Det Di f E l fnt E sk lei t j Rarf g Ri l Ges Il ns In d kei t Nee Ma n j m Ka nik Me n porz Mi nit Mu sl Ne g tiv No rich O fn Or k str Po s bl So sij Skool se p Rei shn Ske l tn Slej s Li s t s Jest s Por t Si l bl Ter m nl tt Mo m t t Ge th We th Wot wo Te v we Ne v Rist Rong Yung _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 162
  • 162. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Silent Letters Answers: Normal Spelling: CA Spelling: Silent Letter(s) (in spelling but not pronounced): autumn build butter candidate cinema criminal customer debt differ elephant escalator giraffe gorilla guess illness indicator knee manager mechanic menopause minute muscle negative Norwich often orchestra possible sausage school separation skeleton sledge solicitor suggest supporter syllable terminal thermometer together weather what whatever whenever wrist wrong young Or tm Bild Bu t Kan d dt Si n m Kri m nl Ku st m Det Di f E l fnt E sk lei t j Rarf g Ri l Ges Il ns In d kei t Nee Ma n j m Ka nik Me n porz Mi nit Mu sl Ne g tiv No rich O fn Or k str Po s bl So sij Skool se p Rei shn Ske l tn Slej s Li s t s Jest s Por t Si l bl Ter m nl tt Mo m t t Ge th We th Wot wo Te v we Ne v Rist Rong Yung n u t, er i, a, e e, a i, a o, er b f, er e, a a, or i, f, e o, l, a u, s l, e, s i, or k a, er e, h o, e u, e c, e a, e w t, e h, e, a s, i, e a, e h a, io e, o d, e o, i, or u, g u, p, er l, a, e i, a er, e, er o, er a, er h h, er h, er w w o Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 163
  • 163. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Hidden Sounds Here are some good examples of words and phrases in the dictionary which have hidden sounds – sounds which are heard when you say the word, but don’t appear in the normal spelling. There are no clues that they exist so students have to learn the hard way – by making mistakes. In the Clear Alphabet, hidden sounds are revealed, because all sounds are written – apart from embedded schwa sounds. Can you think of any more words in each category? Hidden Sound: y commuter emu euthanasia humiliate knew millionaire new numeral onion queue security k Myoo t Ee myoo yoo tt Nei ziy hyoo Mi lii yeit Nyoo mil y Neir Nyoo Nyoo m rl Un yn Kyoo s Kyuuw r tii Hidden Sound: g Spelling Rule: “gu” can be pronounced: gw language e.g. anguish, penguin, languid, etc. Lang gwij Hidden Sound: ch Spelling Rule: “tu” is often pronounced: ch expenditure medical student punctuation mark stupid Tuesday e.g. tune, attitude, tuna, etc. e Kspen d ch Me d kl schoo dnt pung kch Wei shn mark Schoo pid Choo zdei Hidden Sound: j Spelling Rule: “du” is often pronounced: j produce e.g. dune, duty, due, etc. pr Joos Hidden Sound: ng Spelling Rule: “nk” is often pronounced: ngk pink uncle e.g. think, ink, bank, sank, etc. Pingk Ung kl Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 164
  • 164. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Hidden Sounds Hidden Sound: sh Spelling Rule: “ch” can be pronounced: sh machine e.g. parachute, chef, cliché, etc. m Sheen Hidden Sound: f Spelling Rule: “ph” can be pronounced: f phrase nephew pharmacist e.g. phone, photo, Phil, trophy, etc. Freiz Ne fyoo Far m sist Hidden Sound: kw Spelling Rule: “qu” is usually pronounced: kw quick squash e.g. almost every word starting with “q”! Kwik Skwosh Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 165
  • 165. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Words and Phrases with Glottal Stops This is a list of items in the dictionary which have glottal stops. Glottal stops are represented in the Clear Alphabet by the symbol: _ A glottal stop often replaces the first sound in a cc sound connection – usually t or d : passport control present perfect present simple put down remote control retirement home Scotland seatbelt silent letter sit down social network sports car state pension witness write down Items where t is replaced by a glottal stop: absolutely achievements amusement park apartment apartment block appointment basketball benefits benefits trap brackets budget airline Cate Blanchett climate change content word credit card debit card department store en-suite bathroom favorites fertility treatment fingerprints fitness suite football football stadium front cover fruit juice get angry get burned get divorced get dressed get promoted get stung get worse Great Britain its John O’Groats market place networking nightclub nightdress ought to partner a ps Loo_ lii uh Chee vmn_s uh Myoo zmn_ park uh Par_ mnt uh Par_ mn_ blok uh Poyn_ mnt Bar ski_ borl Be n fi_s Be n fi_ strap Bra ki_z bu ji_ Eir lain kei_ Blarn cht Klai m_ cheinj Kon ten_ werd Kre di_ kard De bi_ kard d Par_ mn_ stor on swee_ Bar ttroom Fei vr_z f Ti l tii tree_ mnt Fing g prin_z Fi_ n sweet Fuu_ borl Fuu_ borl stei diym frun_ Ku v Froo_ joos ge_ Ang grii ge_ Bernd ge_ d Vorst ge_ Drest ge_ pr Meu td ge_ Stung ge_ Wers grei_ Bri tn I_s jo n Greu_s Mar ki_ pleis Ne_ wer king Nai_ klub Nai_ dres Or_ too Par_ n Par spor_ kn treul pre zn_ Per fkt pre zn_ Sim pl Puu_ Daun r meu_ kn Treul r Taiy mn_ heum Sko_ lnd See_ belt sai ln_ Le t Si_ Daun seu shl Ne_ werk Spor_ skar stei_ Pen shn Wi_ ns Rai_ Daun Items where d is replaced by a glottal stop: blood test graduate lead to sound connection Blu_ test Gra_ j weit Lee_ Too Saun_ k ne kshn Items where b is replaced by a glottal stop: web page web server webcam website We_ peij We_ pser v We_ pkam We_ psait Items where a different sound is replaced by a glottal stop: back cover electric guitar emergency exit ba_ Ku v uh le ktri_ gi Tar i mer jn sii Ye_ ksit Item where the glottal stop does not replace a sound: pizza Pee_ ts For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 166
  • 166. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Longer Phrases Here are some phrases that had to be cut from the main dictionary because they were too long! antisocial behaviour bed and breakfast breakdown recovery service checkout assistant communication skills community centre community service complimentary newspaper connected speech consonant cluster consonant sound continental breakfast curriculum vitae [CV] duck-billed platypus embedded schwa sound employment history excess baggage exclamation mark express an emotion express an opinion express likes/dislikes final consonant linking (FCL) friendly consonant sound further education future continuous future perfect continuous great white shark high expectations how are you doing? interactive content neighbourhood watch scheme newspaper reporter painter and decorator past perfect continuous personal subject pronoun possessive determiner present continuous present perfect continuous recruitment agency semi-detached house standard pronunciation stress-timed language suspended sentence Sydney Opera House thunder and lightning catering assistant second conditional self-improvement windscreen wipers washing machine an ti seu shl b Hei vy be dn Bre kfst brei kdaun r Ku v rii ser vis Che kau t si stnt k myoo n Kei shn skilz k Myoo n tii sen t k myoo n tii Ser vis kom pl men trii Nyoo spei p k ne kt Tspeech Kon s nnt klu st Kon s nnt saund kon t nen tl Bre kfst ku ri ky lm Vee tai [See Vee] du kbil Tpla t puus uhm be d Tshwar saund uhm Ploy mn_ hi st rii e kse Spa gij e kskl Mei shn mark e kspre s n Meu shn e kspre s n Pin yn e kspre Slaikz/Di slaikz fai nl kon s nn_ Ling king (e fsii Yel) fren dlii Kon s nn_ saund fer th re j Kei shn fyoo ch kn Tin y ws fyoo ch per fe_ kn Tin y ws grei_ wai_ Shark hai ye kspe Ktei shnz ha w y Doo wing? in t ra kti Fkon tent nei b huu Two chskeem Nyoo spei p r por t pein t rn De k rei t par sper fe_ kn Tin y ws per s nl Su bje kpreu naun p ze siv d Ter mi n pre zn_ kn Tin y ws pre zn_ per fe_ kn Tin y ws r Kroo_ mn tei jn sii se mii d ta Chthaus stan d tpr nun sii Yei shn stre staim Tlang gwij su spen d Tsen tns si dnii Yo pr haus ttun d rn Tlai_ ning Kei t ring uh si stnt se kn tkn Di shnl sel fim Proo vmnt Win tskreen wai pz Wo shing m sheen Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 167
  • 167. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Words that Look Confusing in the Clear Alphabet It’s difficult to understand a word in the Clear Alphabet when it looks like a word written in normal spelling. Here are some examples of words in the Clear Alphabet that look like normal English words. This can happen when a syllable with a single phoneme is represented by one letter, e.g. O f = “offer”, but looks like the word “of”. It is especially true of items that have embedded schwa sounds – which are not shown in the Clear Alphabet. It also often occurs with diphthongs such as ai and ei and long vowel sounds, e.g. eir and or . If you are working with the Clear Alphabet, you need to learn to think differently – in sounds and syllables rather than letters and words. Can you find any more examples like the ones below? Normal Spelling: CA Spelling: Other English word that it looks like: cider reader Sai d Ree d said reed farmer summer Far m Su m farm sum jumper slipper Jum p Sli p jump slip letter matter porter Le t Ma t Por t let mat port figure offer pasta winner Fi g Of Pa st Wi n fig of past win line mile pint ride side while white wine Lain Mail Paint Raid Said Wail Wait Wain lain mail paint raid said wail wait wain nail Neil Neil nothing since suit Nu tting Sins Soot nutting sins soot pence tense Pens Tens pens tens walk ward warm Work Word Worm work word worm wear Weir weir Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 168
  • 168. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Words that Look Confusing in the Clear Alphabet The following Clear Alphabet spellings of words from the dictionary all look similar to or have elements of other words with normal spellings: Normal Spelling: CA Spelling: Other English word that it looks like: beside climb egg fight lake liver loud main mineral water mobile next to performer pizza singular form solicitor spider stretcher sunbathing super supporter teacher toward trainer turbulence Twitter voter waiter walkabout water b Said Klaim Eg Fait Leik Li v Laud Mein Min rl wor t Meu bail Ne kst p For m Pee_ ts Sing gy l form s Li s t Spai d Stre ch Sun bei thing Soo p s Por t Tee ch t Word Trei n Ter by lns Twi t Veu t Wei t Wor k baut Wor t said claim e.g. fate like live laud mein – German for “my” wort bail next perform/form Pete's gy looks like it should be soft, like the suffix list paid stretch thing soup port/support teach word train by twit vote wait work wort Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 169
  • 169. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Problem Sound Connections – when Clear Alphabet Looks Awkward! There are a few occasions when we need to stop and think twice about how to represent sounds using the Clear Alphabet. Here are a few examples of words and phrases like that in the dictionary. Problems can often occur thanks to difficult-to-pronounce cc sound connections, e.g. a hard (voiced) d sound meets an equally hard (voiced) k in the middle of “childcare” – and d loses! We have to move it forward and change it to the softer (unvoiced) t : Chail tkeir . This also gives us examples of assimilation – a sound changes to make the sound connection easier – e.g. in the above case d changes to t . Can you find/think of any more items in each category? 1. Issues with cc sound connections: a) hard (voiced) d changes to soft (unvoiced) t childcare childhood classified advert goldfish hardback head for midwife podcast road sign Sherwood Forest sidekick surround sound third conditional United Kingdom United Nations widescreen wind farm windscreen word stress Chail tkeir Chail thuud kla s fai Ta tvert Geul tfish Har tbak He Tfor Mi twaif Po tkarst Reu tsain sher w Tfo rist Sai tkik s raun Tsaund thir tkn Di shnl yoo nai t Tking dm yoo nai t Tnei shnz Wai tskreen Win tfarm Win tskreen Wer tstres b) v (voiced) changes to f (unvoiced) give back have pierced of course Gi Fbak ha Fpiyst uh Fkors c) g (voiced) changes to k (unvoiced) drug trafficking Dru ktra f king d) b (voiced) changes to p (unvoiced) object subtitles web server webcam O pjekt Su ptai tlz We_ pser v We_ pkam Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 170
  • 170. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Problem Sound Connections – when Clear Alphabet Looks Awkward! website We_ psait e) j (voiced) changes to ch (unvoiced) vegetable Ve cht bl f) p moves forward (FCL) hip-hop popcorn update upgrade Hi phop Po pkorn U pdeit U pgreid 2. It can look awkward when several consonant sounds have to be “front-loaded” onto the beginning of a syllable: a) Examples with 2 sounds: English Channel public toilet ing gli Shcha nl pu bli Ktoy lt b) Examples with 3 sounds: clothes shop detached house withdrawal Kleu thzshop d Ta chthaus wi Thdrorl ...but that’s how native speakers of English really speak! 3. Foreign words in English: a) Some words in English include foreign sounds that are rarely used in English, e.g. a sound from Welsh that is not common in English is: hh . Llandudno hhlan Du tneu English native speakers tend to shy away from making the guttural hh sound, and use l instead: Llandudno lan Du tneu b) We can’t write some foreign words in the Clear Alphabet because the Clear Alphabet only includes the 48 sounds of English. Other languages have sounds which are not heard in Standard English pronuciation, e.g. the “rolling r” sound in Polish. There are even different sounds in American English which do not feature in British English, and therefore are not included in the Clear Alphabet. 4. When a glottal stop comes at the end of a syllable which occurs before another consonant sound, e.g. partner Par_ n Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 171
  • 171. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Problem Sound Connections – when Clear Alphabet Looks Awkward! 5. Just consonant sounds written together (with embedded schwa sound, which is invisible, just assumed). These syllables can look daunting! picture usual Oxford pregnancy Pi kch Yoo zzwl O ksfd Pre gnn sii n beside n can present a challenge at first glance! 6. Some words just look strange in the Clear Alphabet, for a variety of reasons: singer theatre Sing uh Ttiy t a schwa sound on its own looks odd! any word with tt , or any unfamilar ID, e.g. zz or iy – you just have to learn the Clear Alphabet identifiers (see p.17). 7. Very rarely, a combination of Clear Alphabet IDs can be ambiguous: food hygiene foo Thai jeen is th one single ID (one phoneme), representing th in “them”, or is it two separate IDs (two phonemes): t and h ? In this case, it is the latter. It is hoped that students will be able to make the correct choice thanks to their understanding of the actual word or phrase being studied. (An added complication here is that the syllable in question also looks exactly like an English word, the nationality “Thai”. Like any human system, the Clear Alphabet is not perfect!) Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 172
  • 172. e Gzarm pl z Vwer kshee_ sf Klar Syoos Examples of Worksheets for Class Use 173
  • 173. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Practice Worksheets – Instructions Here are a few practice worksheets for learning the Clear Alphabet, with the topics “Countries”, “Leisure Activities”, and “Famous People”. They are graded in difficulty, so translating from the Clear Alphabet is the easiest activity, translating into the Clear Alphabet (using the Clear Alphabet chart) is a little harder, and the hardest is identifying words from mixed-up Clear Alphabet syllables. I didn’t want to write pages and pages of practice material because my aim is to encourage you to create your own activities using vocabulary that is most relevant to you – to develop self-sufficiency rather than dependence on professional writers. Students could practise translation activities of this kind with any set of vocabulary words. Tips: • Some of the Clear Alphabet spellings are easier to recognise than others, because they are already fairly phonetic in the normal spelling, e.g. Wo ching Tee Vee = watching TV You could adjust this kind of activity to the students’ level, including more easier Clear Alphabet spellings for lower levels, and fewer for higher levels • Get SS to identify and sound out all of the different sounds (phonemes) in a syllable loudly and put stress on stressed syllables • Get SS to extend the word or phrase into a short single clause sentence, e.g. Plei ying Golf becomes: ai Lai Kplei ying Golf. • Cut up syllables from several words and mix them up. SS have to identify the 4, 5, 6, etc. different words, which could all be on the same topic • Make a gap-fill activity with items which have one or more syllables missing, e.g. E kw ______ • (dor – Ecuador) Match Clear Alphabet spellings to one-sentence clues, e.g. “A warm European country with a long Atlantic coastline which is good at football.” = Por ch gl • ...or use any of the activities in the List of Activities from p.47 Here are some more examples of countries with the Clear Alphabet: Macedonia New Zealand Lithuania Bangladesh Northern Ireland Cameroon Guatemala Antarctica ma s Deu niy Nyoo Zee lnd li tt Wei niy bang gl Desh nor th Naiy lnd ka m Roon gwo t Mar l an Tar kti k For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 174
  • 174. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Practice Worksheets – Instructions ...and here are some more examples of leisure activities with the Clear Alphabet: playing golf reading a book going on holiday sunbathing horse riding going fishing going to the pub collecting things flower arranging singing in a choir making clothes listening to music window shopping writing poetry water-skiing hang-gliding potholing carpentry keeping pets online games learning a language extreme sports beauty treatments athletics hill walking train spotting Plei ying Golf Ree ding uh Buuk Geu wing on Ho l dei Sun bei thing Hor srai ding Geu wing Fi shing Geu wing t th Pub k Le kting Ttingz Flauw r Rein jing Sing ing i n Kwaiy Mei king Kleuthz Li sning t Myoo zik Win deu Sho ping Rai ting Peu w trii Wor t Skee ying Hang Glai ding Po_ Heu ling Kar pn trii Kee ping Pe_z On lain Geimz Ler ning uh Lang gwij e Kstreem Spor_z Byoo tii Tree_ mn_z a Ttle tikz Hil wor king Trein Spo ting For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 175
  • 175. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate Countries from the Clear Alphabet Translate the names of the countries below from the Clear Alphabet: 1. Jer m nii ________________________________________ 2. Yuuw r gwai ________________________________________ 3. Swi_ z lnd ________________________________________ 4. th yoo Kei ________________________________________ 5. bo_ Swar n ________________________________________ 6. sau ttk Riy ________________________________________ 7. ar jn Tee n ________________________________________ 8. E kw dor ________________________________________ 9. Lu ksm berg ________________________________________ 10. j Mei k ________________________________________ 11. k Lum biy = ________________________________________ 12. ma d Ga sk ________________________________________ 13. o Strei liy= ________________________________________ 14. I t lii ________________________________________ 15. Por ch gl ________________________________________ 16. in d Nee ziy ====== ________________________________________ 17. th Fi l peenz ________________________________________ 18. th yoo we Sei ________________________________________ 19. ve n Zwei l ________________________________________ 20. b Li viy ________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 176
  • 176. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate Countries into the Clear Alphabet Translate the names of the countries below into the Clear Alphabet: 1. Germany ________________________________________ 2. Uruguay ________________________________________ 3. Switzerland ________________________________________ 4. the UK ________________________________________ 5. Botswana ________________________________________ 6. South Korea ________________________________________ 7. Argentina ________________________________________ 8. Ecuador ________________________________________ 9. Luxembourg ________________________________________ 10. Jamaica ________________________________________ 11. Colombia= ________________________________________ 12. Madagascar ________________________________________ 13. Australia= ________________________________________ 14. Italy ________________________________________ 15. Portugal ________________________________________ 16. Indonesia ====== ________________________________________ 17. the Philippines ________________________________________ 18. the USA ________________________________________ 19. Venezuela ________________________________________ 20. Bolivia ________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 177
  • 177. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Find the Mixed-up Countries with the Clear Alphabet Unjumble the mixed-up Clear Alphabet syllables below to find the names of twenty countries: 1. m Jer nii ________________________________________ 2. gwai r Yuuw ________________________________________ 3. z lnd Swi_ ________________________________________ 4. yoo th Kei ________________________________________ 5. bo_ n Swar ________________________________________ 6. Riy sau ttk ________________________________________ 7. Tee ar n jn ________________________________________ 8. kw E dor ________________________________________ 9. ksm berg Lu ________________________________________ 10. Mei j k ________________________________________ 11. k biy Lum = ________________________________________ 12. Ga ma d sk ________________________________________ 13. Strei liy=o ________________________________________ 14. lii t I ________________________________________ 15. ch Por gl ________________________________________ 16. Nee in ziy d ====== ________________________________________ 17. l peenz th Fi ________________________________________ 18. Sei yoo th we ________________________________________ 19. n l ve Zwei ________________________________________ 20. viy b Li ________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 178
  • 178. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate Leisure Activities from the Clear Alphabet Translate twenty leisure activities below from the Clear Alphabet: 1. Cha ting wi Ttfrenz ________________________________________ 2. maun t Niy ring ________________________________________ 3. Vi z ting Re l tivz ________________________________________ 4. Rai ding uh Baik ________________________________________ 5. Geu wing on Ho l dei ________________________________________ 6. Meu t rei sing ________________________________________ 7. Flai ying uh Kait ________________________________________ 8. jim Na stikz ________________________________________ 9. Ler ning t Dror ________________________________________ 10. Hor srai ding ________________________________________ 11. tram p Lee ning= ________________________________________ 12. Wo ching Tee Vee ________________________________________ 13. Reu l blei ding ________________________________________ 14. Bei king uh Keik ________________________________________ 15. Tei king Feu teuz ________________________________________ 16. Ser fing thii Yin t net ________________________________________ 17. Bar ski_ borl ________________________________________ 18. Heu mim Proo vmntz ________________________________________ 19. Skoo b Dai ving ________________________________________ 20. k Noo wing ________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 179
  • 179. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate Leisure Activities into the Clear Alphabet Translate twenty leisure activities below into the Clear Alphabet: 1. chatting with friends ________________________________________ 2. mountaineering ________________________________________ 3. visiting relatives ________________________________________ 4. riding a bike ________________________________________ 5. going on holiday ________________________________________ 6. motor racing ________________________________________ 7. flying a kite ________________________________________ 8. gymnastics ________________________________________ 9. learning to draw ________________________________________ 10. horse riding ________________________________________ 11. trampolining= ________________________________________ 12. watching TV ________________________________________ 13. roller blading ________________________________________ 14. baking a cake ________________________________________ 15. taking photos ________________________________________ 16. surfing the internet ________________________________________ 17. basketball ________________________________________ 18. home improvements ________________________________________ 19. scuba diving ________________________________________ 20. canoeing ________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 180
  • 180. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Find the Mixed-up Leisure Activities with the Clear Alphabet Unjumble the mixed-up Clear Alphabet syllables below to find twenty leisure activities: 1. wi ting Cha Ttfrenz ________________________________________ 2. Niy maun t ring ________________________________________ 3. l ting z tivz Re Vi ________________________________________ 4. uh Rai Baik ding ________________________________________ 5. dei wing Ho Geu l on ________________________________________ 6. rei Meu t sing ________________________________________ 7. uh ying Kait Flai ________________________________________ 8. stikz jim Na ________________________________________ 9. t Dror ning Ler ________________________________________ 10. ding srai Hor ________________________________________ 11. p ning tram Lee= ________________________________________ 12. Vee Tee ching Wo ________________________________________ 13. blei l Reu ding ________________________________________ 14. uh king Keik Bei ________________________________________ 15. king Feu Tei teuz ________________________________________ 16. Yin Ser t fing net thii ________________________________________ 17. borl Bar ski_ ________________________________________ 18. mim vmntz Proo Heu ________________________________________ 19. b ving Dai Skoo ________________________________________ 20. Noo wing k ________________________________________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 181
  • 181. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate 40 Famous People from the Clear Alphabet Here are the top 40 entries in Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Celebrities List 2012 (stressed vowel sounds in red). Translate them into normal spelling and discuss why each person is famous: 1. je n f Leu pez 2. eu pr Win frii 3. ju stin Bee b 4. rii Ya n 5. lei dii Gar gar 6. bri_ nii Spiyz 7. kim kar Da shiyn 8. kei tii Pe rii 9. tom Krooz 10. stee vn Spiyl berg 11. tei l Swift 12. tai g Wuudz= 13. an j lee n jeu Lee 14. do nl Trump 15. l bron Jeimz 16. bii yon sei Neulz ====== 17. el tn Jon 18. sai mn Kauwl 19. ru Shlim bor 20. tai l Pe rii 21. por lm Kar_ nii 22. je n f Ra n stn 23. glen Bek 24. uh Del 25. bon Jeu vii 26. do kt Drei 27. keu bii Braiynt 28. bra Tpit 29. rai yn See krest 30. ha w Tstern 31. ro j Fe d r 32. dei vi Tbe km= 33. ma nii pa Kyau 34. e ln d Je n rz 35. mai kl Bei 36. jor Jloo ks ====== 37. jeim Zpa t sn 38. jei Zee 39. je rii Bruu khai m 40. pei tn Ma ning ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 182
  • 182. Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary Translate 40 Famous People from the Clear Alphabet Answers: 1. je n f Leu pez 2. eu pr Win frii 3. ju stin Bee b 4. rii Ya n 5. lei dii Gar gar 6. bri_ nii Spiyz 7. kim kar Da shiyn 8. kei tii Pe rii 9. tom Krooz 10. stee vn Spiyl berg 11. tei l Swift 12. tai g Wuudz= 13. an j lee n jeu Lee 14. do nl Trump 15. l bron Jeimz 16. bii yon sei Neulz ====== 17. el tn Jon 18. sai mn Kauwl 19. ru Shlim bor 20. tai l Pe rii 21. por lm Kar_ nii 22. je n f Ra n stn 23. glen Bek 24. uh Del 25. bon Jeu vii 26. do kt Drei 27. keu bii Braiynt 28. bra Tpit 29. rai yn See krest 30. ha w Tstern 31. ro j Fe d r 32. dei vi Tbe km= 33. ma nii pa Kyau 34. e ln d Je n rz 35. mai kl Bei 36. jor Jloo ks ====== 37. jeim Zpa t sn 38. jei Zee 39. je rii Bruu khai m 40. pei tn Ma ning Jennifer Lopez Oprah Winfrey Justin Bieber Rihanna Lady Gaga Britney Spears Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Tom Cruise Steven Spielberg Taylor Swift Tiger Woods Angelina Jolie Donald Trump LeBron James Beyoncé Knowles Elton John Simon Cowell Rush Limbaugh Tyler Perry Paul McCartney Jennifer Aniston Glenn Beck Adele Bon Jovi Dr. Dre Kobe Bryant Brad Pitt Ryan Seacrest Howard Stern Roger Federer David Beckham Manny Pacquiao Ellen DeGeneres Michael Bay George Lucas James Patterson Jay-Z Jerry Bruckheimer Peyton Manning singer TV personality singer singer singer singer TV personality singer actor director/producer singer sportsman (golf) actor TV personality sportsman (basketball) singer singer TV personality broadcaster actor musician actor broadcaster singer rock group producer/performer sportsman (basketball) actor TV personality broadcaster sportsman (tennis) sportsman (football) sportsman/politician TV personality director/producer director/producer author rapper/producer producer sportsman (Am. football) Source: http://www.forbes.com/celebrities/#p_1_s_a0_All%20categories_ (accessed 27.07.12) Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary © English Banana.com 183
  • 183. Re l vn_ m Tiy riyl frm Tor k Lo_ faun Dei shn Kors Relevant Material from Talk a Lot Foundation Course 184
  • 184. Talk a Lot Foundation Course 100 Basic Words with the Clear Alphabet uh Baut Eir r plein ar ft Noon Orl weiz A n mlz uh Nu th b Nar n bi Gan Be t Blak Buuk Beutt Bre kfst Braun Bil ding See ling Chil drn Klar sroom Klee ning Kleuthz Keuld km Pyoo t Ker tn Di dnt Di frnt Do kt Juuw ring Ee zii E l fnt Ev ri bo dii Forl Fam lii Fo leu for Teen about aeroplane afternoon always animals another banana began better black book both breakfast brown building ceiling children classroom cleaning clothes cold computer curtain didn’t different doctor during easy elephant everybody fall family follow fourteen Gar dn Glar sz Guud Groo Hai Hors Haus in Said Ki chn Leik Larft Luuk Meik Ma n j Mee mi Steik Mor ning Mu th Maun tn Maus Nyoo Nekst Neuz neu Vem b Num b O fn O rinj Par tii Pee pl Feun Plei Pleez Pro blm Puut garden glasses good grew hi horse house inside kitchen lake laughed look make manager me mistake morning mother mountain mouse new next nose November number often orange party people phone play please problem put Ri v Reud Sed Skool See said Shau td Sum tting Song So rii Stu mk Su dn lii Soot Tee ch te l Vi zzn Thang kyoo th / thee their Ttort Ttroo Too thbrush Taun Trein Tree Twen tii Won td Wor t Wel km Weil Wait Win deu with Rait river road said school seaside shouted something song sorry stomach suddenly suit teacher television thank you the there thought through toothbrush town train tree twenty wanted water welcome whale white window with write For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 185 Lesson 2 Page 22
  • 185. Talk a Lot Foundation Course 100 Basic Words – Translate from the Clear Alphabet uh Baut Eir r plein ar ft Noon Orl weiz A n mlz uh Nu th b Nar n bi Gan Be t Blak Buuk Beutt Bre kfst Braun Bil ding See ling Chil drn Klar sroom Klee ning Kleuthz Keuld km Pyoo t Ker tn Di dnt Di frnt Do kt Juuw ring Ee zii E l fnt Ev ri bo dii Forl Fam lii Fo leu for Teen __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ Gar dn Glar sz Guud Groo Hai Hors Haus in Said Ki chn Leik Larft Luuk Meik Ma n j Mee mi Steik Mor ning Mu th Maun tn Maus Nyoo Nekst Neuz neu Vem b Num b O fn O rinj Par tii Pee pl Feun Plei Pleez Pro blm Puut __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ Ri v Reud Sed Skool See said Shau td Sum tting Song So rii Stu mk Su dn lii Soot Tee ch te l Vi zzn Thang kyoo th / thee their Ttort Ttroo Too thbrush Taun Trein Tree Twen tii Won td Wor t Wel km Weil Wait Win deu with Rait __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ __________ For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 186 Lesson 2 Page 23
  • 186. Talk a Lot Foundation Course The 100 Most Common Words in Written English The Oxford University list of the top 100 high-frequency words in written English is based on an analysis of the Oxford English Corpus, which is a collection of texts in English that has a combined total of over one billion words. This analysis was done by Oxford Online, in association with the Oxford English Dictionary. Of these top 100 words, 60 are function words, including all but 2 of the top 30 words! “the” is the most common word in written English. From Wikipedia: “Note that the items listed may represent more than one actual word; they are lemmas. For instance the entry “be” contains within it the occurrences of “are”, “is”, “were”, and “was”. Note also that these top 100 lemmas listed below account for 50% of all the words in the Oxford English Corpus.” [emphasis mine] Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most_common_words_in_English, accessed on 04.04.2011 Function words are highlighted and weak forms (where possible) are shown with the Clear Alphabet: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. the be to of and a in that have I it for not on with he as you do at this but his by from they we say her she or an will my one th bi t uhv uhn uh th_ uhv uh i_ f w i uhz y d uh_ b_ iz b frm th w uh sh uh uhn uhl m 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. all would there their what so up out if about who get which go me when make can like time no just him know take person into year your good some could them see other wd th th au_ uhf uh bau_ mi kn im y than then now look only come its over think also back after use two how our work first well way even new want because any these give day most us thn uh_s ar b kz uh nii uhz sm kd thm Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 187 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. Lesson 3 Page 9
  • 187. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Role Play with the Clear Alphabet 1 Mei king Planz A lis: Hai, Tom! Hau zi_ Geu win? Tom: Fain! uhn joo? A lis: Eu, wai Vgo_ Leu ts Vheum wer kt Doo. Tom: Ye, mee Too. uh y g n Fi ni shi_ Or lon Taim? A lis: uh Deun_ Neu. uh Heu pseu! Tom: s m v s Geu wing t th Si n mar Lei_ uh. j Won_ uh Joy ns? y Wel k mi fy Wo n. A lis: Ar, So rii To, mai karn_ t Nai_. ai Pro mi smai Fren dai Tstu dii wi th. May bii y_ th wee Kend? Wo_ ch Thingk? Tom: Shor! E nii Tai, Mei_! uhl Te ksch. See y! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 188 Lesson 2 Page 8
  • 188. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Role Play with the Clear Alphabet 1 Mei king Planz – tran Zlei shn Making Plans – Translation A lis: Hai, Tom! Hau zi_ Geu win? Alice: Hi, Tom! How’s it going? Tom: Fain! uhn joo? Tom: Fine! And you? A lis: Eu, wai Vgo_ Leu ts Vheum wer kt Doo. Alice: Oh, I’ve got loads of homework to do. Tom: Ye, mee Too. uh y g n Fi ni shi_ Or lon Taim? Tom: Yeah, me too. Are you going to finish it all on time? A lis: Ai Deun_ Neu. ai Heu pseu! Alice: I don’t know. I hope so! Tom: s m v s Geu wing t th Si n mar Lei_ uh. j Won_ uh Joy ns? y Wel k mi fy Wo n. Tom: Some of us are going to the cinema later. Do you want to join us? You’re welcome, if you want to. A lis: Ar, So rii To, mai karn_ t Nai_. ai Pro mi smai Fren dai Tstu dii wi th. May bii y_ th wee Kend? Wo_ ch Thingk? Alice: Ah, sorry Tom, I can’t tonight. I promised my friend I’d study with her. Maybe at the weekend? What do you think? Tom: Shor! E nii Tai, Mei_! l Te ksch. See y! Tom: Sure! Any time, mate! I’ll text you. See you! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 189 Lesson 2 Page 9
  • 189. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 1 Hau t Mei k Nai Sku p Vtee Fain d Mu gth_ y Lai Kdring king from. Puu t Tee Ba gi ni_. Boyl sm Wor t ri n Ke tl. Por th Boyl Dwor t rin t th Mu gn Ster ri_ f r bi_. Skwee zth Tee Bag, then Tei ki_ Au tn Da d Bi t Vmilk. Ster ri tor l Gen n Dge_ Re dii t wn Joy yor Dringk! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 190 Lesson 2 Page 10
  • 190. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 1 Hau t Mei k Nai Sku p Vtee – tran Zlei shn How to Make a Nice Cup of Tea – Translation Fain d Mu gth_ y Lai Kdring king from. Find a mug that you like drinking from. Puu t Tee Ba gi ni_. Put a teabag in it. Boyl sm Wor t ri n Ke tl. Boil some water in a kettle. Por th Boyl Dwor t rin t th Mu gn Ster ri_ f r bi_. Pour the boiled water into the mug and stir it for a bit. Skwee zth Tee Bag, then Tei ki_ Au tn Da d Bi t Vmilk. Squeeze the teabag, then take it out and add a bit of milk. Ster ri tor l Gen n Dge_ Re dii t wn Joy yor Dringk! Stir it all again, and get ready to enjoy your drink! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 191 Lesson 2 Page 11
  • 191. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 2 b Gi ning t Tee Chnum bz wen wi Tee Chnum bz, wi Yoo zz lii Star To fwi th Fer Sten, ai yee Wun, Too, Ttree, For, Fai, Vsi, Kse v, Nei_, Nai, nn Ten. Wun Schoo dn s Vgo_ th Ha ng vthm, wi Moo Von t th Ne Kse_, wi ch r Bi_ Ee ziy bi k Zmeu st vth Ma vth “Teen” Su fiks. th Meu Sdi fi kuhl_ Num b st Spe lin thi Sgroo p Yoo zz lii fi Fteen, wi Chschoo dn_ Zo fn Rai t “Zfai fteen”, an Dnain teen, wi Chschoo dn_ Seem t Thing ki Spel_ “Dnin teen”. Deu Nar skmi Wai! Eu Se v Nei_ Too For, Si Ksdu bl Ttree, Yei_ For Fai For. For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 192 Lesson 2 Page 12
  • 192. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 2 b Gi ning t Tee Chnum bz – tran Zlei shn Beginning to Teach Numbers – Translation wen wi Tee Chnum bz, wi Yoo zz lii Star To fwi th Fer Sten, ai yee Wun, Too, Ttree, For, Fai, Vsi, Kse v, Nei_, Nai, nn Ten. When we teach numbers, we usually start off with the first ten, i.e. one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten. Wun Schoo dn s Vgo_ th Ha ng vthm, wi Moo Von t th Ne Kse_, wi ch r Bi_ Ee ziy bi k Zmeu st vth Ma vth “Teen” Su fiks. Once students have got the hang of them, we move on to the next set, which are a bit easier, because most of them have the “-teen” suffix. th Meu Sdi fi kuhl_ Num b st Spe lin thi Sgroo p Yoo zz lii fi Fteen, wi Chschoo dn_ Zo fn Rai t “Zfai fteen”, an Dnain teen, wi Chschoo dn_ Seem t Thing ki Spel_ “Dnin teen”. Deu Nar skmi Wai! The most difficult numbers to spell in this group are usually fifteen, which students often write as “fiveteen”, and nineteen, which students seem to think is spelled “ninteen”. Don’t ask me why! Eu Se v Nei_ Too For, Si Ksdu bl Ttree, Yei_ For Fai For. 07824 633 8454 oh seven eight two four, six double three, eight four five four For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 193 Lesson 2 Page 13
  • 193. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 3 uh kon tr Ver sh l Pin yn th r Sum Spor_ sth_ ai uhn Joy Wo ching – Lai k Thle ti ksn Tsai kling – uhn_ th r Ru th zth_ ai Ju Sfain_ tseu Te r bli Bor ring, f ri Gzarm pl Reu wing uhn_ Dfuu_ borl. uh Neu th_ Meu Spee p – l Spe shlii Gai – z g n di s Gree wi thmee, bu_ ai Karn_ See thi y Tra ksh nin Wei sting mai Val y bl Taim Gei zing uh_ uh Groo p Vmil y neir Ski king uh Ba g Vwin d raun d Mu dii Fiyl tf Nain tii Mi ni_s! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 194 Lesson 2 Page 14
  • 194. Talk a Lot Foundation Course Practice Text with the Clear Alphabet 3 uh kon tr Ver sh l Pin yn – tran Zlei shn A Controversial Opinion – Translation th r Sum Spor_ sth_ ai uhn Joy Wo ching – Lai k Thle ti ksn Tsai kling – uhn_ th r Ru th zth_ ai Ju Sfain_ tseu Te r bli Bor ring, f ri Gzarm pl Reu wing uhn_ Dfuu_ borl. There are some sports that I enjoy watching – like athletics and cycling – and there are others I just find so terribly boring, for example rowing and football. uh Neu th_ Meu Spee p – l Spe shlii Gai – z g n di s Gree wi thmee, bu_ ai Karn_ See thi y Tra ksh nin Wei sting mai Val y bl Taim Gei zing uh_ uh Groo p Vmil y neir Ski king uh Ba g Vwin d raun d Mu dii Fiyl tf Nain tii Mi ni_s! I know that most people – especially guys – are going to disagree with me, but I can’t see the attraction in wasting my valuable time gazing at a group of millionaires kicking a bag of wind around a muddy field for ninety minutes! For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 195 Lesson 2 Page 15
  • 195. Talk a Lot Transport Discussion Words fare petrol pump tyre boat ticket bus take-off motorway fine cruise passenger canoe station driver train commuter engine aeroplane ferry tractor car taxi cancellation bike emergency exit driving licence car park road ship road sign reservation motorbike flight service station airport roundabout garage runway van journey For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 196 Lesson 2 Page 16
  • 196. Talk a Lot Transport Discussion Words (with the Clear Alphabet) feir Pe trl pump Taiy Beut Ti kit Bus Tei Kof Meu t wei Fain Krooz Pa sn j k Noo Stei shn Drai v Trein k Myoo t En jin Eir r plein Fe rii Trak t Kar Tak sii kan s Lei shn Baik i mer jn sii Ye ksit Drai ving lai sns Kar park Reud Ship Reu tsain re z Vei shn Meu t baik Flait Ser vi stei shn Eir port Raun d baut Ga rij Run wei Van Jer nii For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 197 Lesson 2 Page 17
  • 197. Talk a Lot Transport Discussion Words (with the IPA) LÑÉ]L= LDéÉKíêäKé¾ãéL= Lí~f]L= LÄ]ríL= LDífKâfíL= LľëL= LDíÉfKâflÑL= LDã]rKí]KïÉfL= LÑ~fåL= LâêìWòL= LDéôKëåKÇw]L= LâDåìWL= LDëíÉfKpåL= LDÇê~fKî]L= LíêÉfåL= Lâ]DãàìWKí]L= LDÉåKÇwfåL= LDÉ]Kê]KéäÉfåL= LDÑÉKêáL= LDíêôKâí]L= Lâ^WL= LDíôKâëáL= LâôåKë]DäÉfKpåL= LÄ~fâL= LfKã‰WKÇw]åKëáK= DàÉKâëfíL LDÇê~fKîfÏKä~fKëåëL= LDâ^WKé^WâL= Lê]rÇL= LpáéL= LDêÉrKíë~fåL= LêÉKò]DîÉfKpåL= LDã]rKí]KÄ~fâL= LÑä~fíL= LDë‰WKîfKëíÉfKpåL= LDÉ]KélWíL= LDê~råKÇ]KÄ~ríL= LDÖôKêáÇwL= LDê¾åKïÉfL= LîôåL= LDÇw‰WKåáL= For more fun worksheets, games, and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 198 Lesson 2 Page 18
  • 198. Talk a Lot Foundation Course List of Common Weak Forms in Spoken English • • • • • • In spoken English we often use the weak forms of function words instead of the strong forms to make the sound spine stand out more clearly. This is true of Standard Pronunciation, dialects, and accents The weak form is often made by replacing the vowel sound in the strong form with a Schwa sound: uh Most function words that have weak forms are monosyllabic – they have only one syllable If we use strong forms when we should use weak forms, we sound too formal and it is more difficult for people to understand us, because the sentence stress is incorrect. Communication is reduced If a function word comes at the end of a sentence we usually use its strong form, rather than its weak form, e.g. “What are you looking for?” ( for ) or, “Who are you writing to?” ( too ) If we want to show emphasis or contrast, we can vary the intonation by using strong forms where we would normally use weak forms, e.g. “What did you think of the book?” ( yoo ) a articles & determiners weak uh strong ei an uhn an any prepositions about weak uh bau_ strong uh baut as uhz az uh nii e nii at uh_ at some sm sum by b bai such sch such for that th_ that from the thi or th thee f for frm from verb “be” & auxiliary verbs am of uhv ov out au_ aut to t too with w with strong hee weak strong are uhm uh am ar be bi bee bin or bn been he weak hi or i been pronouns is uhz iz her h or uh her was wz woz him im him were w wer his iz hiz duu or d doo I uh ai does dz duz it i_ it had hd or uhd had its uh_s its has hz or uhz haz me mi mee have hv or uhv hav my m mai can kn kan our ar auw could kd kuud she sh shee must mst or ms must their th their shall shl shal them thm them should shd shuud there th their will uhl wil they th thei would wd wuud us uhz us we wi or w wee weak uhn strong and you y yoo your y yor do conjunctions and because b kz bi koz but b_ but if uhf if or uh or than thn than Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com 199 Lesson 3 Page 10
  • 199. Talk a Lot Instructions: each card shows the sounds of one syllable from this sentence. Sound out each syllable, then put the cards in order. Foundation Course Cut-Up Clear Alphabet Sentence – Example The chef is boiling some potatoes in a saucepan. th She Fsboy ling sm p Tei teu zi n Sor spn. A 1 2 3 4 B spn n teu …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. ling Fsboy She zi p Sor Tei th sm Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com C Lesson 200 5 Page 5
  • 200. Talk a Lot Instructions: each card shows the sounds of one syllable from this sentence. Sound out each syllable, then put the cards in order. Foundation Course Cut-Up Clear Alphabet Sentence – Blank The chef is boiling some potatoes in a saucepan. simple sentence (normal spelling) th She Fsboy ling sm p Tei teu zi n Sor spn. simple sentence (Clear Alphabet spelling – syllable by syllable) A 1 2 3 4 B spn n teu …………………………….. …………………………….. …………………………….. ling Fsboy She zi p Sor Tei th sm Talk a Lot Foundation Course © English Banana.com C Lesson 201 5 Page 6
  • 201. Re l vn_ m Tiy riyl frm Tor k Lo_ e l Men trii Han buuk Relevant Material from Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook 202
  • 202. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters A vowel cluster is a group of two or more vowel letters together in a word that represent a single vowel sound. For example, in the word “road”, “oa” is a vowel cluster that represents the sound eu , whilst in the word “shoe”, “oe” is a vowel cluster that represents the sound oo . In the same way, “ar” in the word “car”, is a vowel cluster that uses a silent “r” to help make the vowel sound ar . The reason we have vowel clusters is simple: there are 23 different single vowel sounds (vowel phonemes) in spoken English, but only 5 single vowel letters in written English. We need vowel clusters to represent in spelling all of the different vowel sounds. For example, the letter “a” on its own can make the sound a when sandwiched between two consonant sounds, for example in the word “cat” – Kat – but there is no single letter which can make the very common vowel sound =oo , as in “true” Troo . We have to use a vowel cluster – in this case “ue” – to represent this sound on paper. Vowel clusters can occur anywhere in a word – at the beginning (initial), as in “out”; in the middle (medial), as in “please”; and at the end (final), as in “true”. Focusing on vowel clusters and consonant clusters (see p.217) is useful if you want to look at some of the differences between spelling and sounds in English words. (See also Rhyming Words, from p.30.) Vowel clusters can be divided into eight categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Vowel Digraphs Vowel Trigraphs and Quadgraphs Vowel Clusters that End with “-r” Other Vowel Clusters with “r” Vowel Clusters with “w” Vowel Clusters with “y” Vowel Clusters with “gh” Vowel Clusters with Other Consonant Letters What follows is a comprehensive list of vowel clusters, with the sounds that they represent, grouped by letter in alphabetical order. (Note: you may wish to add your own examples in the space provided.) 1. Vowel Digraphs Vowel digraphs are two vowel letters together in the spelling of a word that represent a single sound (one vowel phoneme). For example, in the word “meat”, “ea” is a vowel digraph that represents the sound ee , whilst in the word “meet”, “ee” is a vowel digraph that also stands for the same vowel sound: ee . This kind of thing can lead to a lot of confusion between spelling and sounds in English! digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ai ai ei= e= = = paid, wait, fail, paint, gain said, again ______________________ ______________________ au or= = fraud, pause, autumn, August ______________________ For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 203 18.48
  • 203. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters au ar= = laugh, laughter ea ea ea ei= ee= e= = = = break, steak, great ______________________ read, appeal, lead, clean, leaf, steal __________________ read, bread, dreampt, dead, dread ___________________ ee ee= = wheel, peel, kneel, heel ______________________ ei ei ee= ei= = = receive, deceive, receipt rein, vein ______________________ ______________________ eo e= = leopard, Leonard ______________________ eu oy= = Freud ______________________ ia aiy= = vial ______________________ ie ie ie ie ai= iy= ee= aiy= = = = = tie, die, lie, pie field, yield, wield activities, believe, achieve variety ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ io uh= = station, completion, ration ______________________ iu iy= = valium, tedium, radium ______________________ oa oa eu= or= = = oak, foam, loaf, encroach, road ______________________ broad, abroad ______________________ oe oe oe oo= eu= u= = = = shoe toe,=hoe, woe, foe, goes does, doesn’t ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ oi oy= = avoid, void, coin, toilet ______________________ oo oo oo oo oo= uu= u= eu= = = = = school, tool, fool, choose good, book, took, rook, hood blood, flood brooch ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ou ou au= oo= = = sound, loud, proud, round, house ____________________ route, you, soup, group ______________________ ______________________ For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 204 18.49
  • 204. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters ou ou ou uh= o= u= = = = famous, jealous, onerous cough, trough rough, enough, tough ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ue ue ue oo= e= uuw= = = = blue, true, sue guess, guest fuel, puerile, duel ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ui ui ui ai= oo= i= = = = guide, guidance juice, bruise build, building, guilt ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ Most of the vowel sounds of English (18 out of 23) are represented by these 18 different vowel digraphs. The sounds not represented are: a, i, er, eir, auw . The last three of these sounds are represented by vowel clusters that use “r” (see below). 2. Vowel Trigraphs and Quadgraphs It is possible, though fairly uncommon, to find more than two vowel letters together in an English word. A group of three letters that make a single sound is called a trigraph. For example: trigraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): eau eu= = beau, eau de toilette 1 ______________________ eou uh= = outrageous, contageous ______________________ iou iy= = industrious, harmonious, tedious ____________________ A group of four letters that makes a single sound is called a quadgraph. For example: quadgraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ueue oo= queue ______________________ = 3. Vowel Clusters that End with “-r” The “r” in the spelling helps to make the single vowel sound. Note: the consonant sound r is not pronounced. 1 in loan words from French For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 205 18.50
  • 205. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): air eir= = air,=fair, hair, chair, stair, pair ______________________ ar ar ar ar= or= uh= = = = car, guitar, star, bar, shark war, wart, warm popular, singular, regular ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ear ear ear ear ar= iy= er= eir= = = = = heart ______________________ ear, beard, dear, appear, fear ______________________ learn, earn, search, pearl, heard _____________________ bear, tear, wear, pear ______________________ eer iy= = leer, peer, beer, engineer, steer _____________________ er er er= uh= = = verb, herd, herb, her ______________________ teacher, cleaner, hotter, mother ______________________ iar aiy= = liar ______________________ ier ier iy= aiy= = = tier, pier pliers ______________________ ______________________ ir er= = fir, bird, girl, whirl, twirl ______________________ irr er= = whirr ______________________ oar or= = oar, boar, hoar, hoard, board ______________________ oor or= = door, floor, poor, moor ______________________ or or or or= er= uh= = = = form, nor, for, conform, port, sword __________________ word, worm ______________________ doctor, tractor, administrator ______________________ our our our or= auw= uh= = = = pour our, flour, hour, dour, sour harbour, colour , splendour ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ur er= = hurl, churl, unfurl, curl ______________________ For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 206 18.51
  • 206. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters 4. Other Vowel Clusters with “r” The “r” in the spelling helps to make the single vowel sound. Note: the consonant sound r is not pronounced. v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): aire eir= = millionaire, Claire ______________________ are are ar= eir= = = are hare, rare, ware, care ______________________ ______________________ ere ere ere iy= er= eir= = = = here, mere were there, where ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ire aiy= = wire, fire, mire, tire ______________________ oare or= = hoare ______________________ ore or= = more, before, core, store, lore ______________________ re uh= = centre, metre, litre, acre ______________________ ure ure uuw= uh= = = sure brochure ______________________ ______________________ yre aiy= = tyre, lyre, pyre ______________________ 5. Vowel Clusters with “w” The “w” in the spelling helps to make the single vowel sound. Note: the consonant sounds w and r are not pronounced. v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): aw or= = paw, flaw, lawn, prawn, sawn ______________________ ew oo= = grew, brew ______________________ ow ow eu= au= = = know, grow, snow, show, tow, bow, own ______________ bow, cow, now, how, brown ______________________ For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 207 18.52
  • 207. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters owe eu= = owe ower auw= = flower, power, shower, tower ______________________ ______________________ 6. Vowel Clusters with “y” The “y” in the spelling helps to make the single vowel sound. Note: the consonant sounds y and r are not pronounced. v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ay ei= = pay, say, day, lay, May, play ______________________ ayer eir= = prayer ______________________ ey ey ei= ee= = = they, hey, prey key, monkey, alley ______________________ ______________________ eye ai= = eye ______________________ oy oy= = toy, joy, annoy, employ, boy ______________________ uay ee= = quay ______________________ ye ai= = bye, rye, dye, tye ______________________ 7. Vowel Clusters with “gh” The “gh” in the spelling helps to make the single vowel sound. Note: the consonant sounds g and h are not pronounced. v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): augh or= = caught, taught ______________________ eigh eigh ei= ai= = = weight, eight, weigh, neigh height ______________________ ______________________ For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 208 18.53
  • 208. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Vowel Clusters igh ai= = high, sigh, night, right, flight, might, bright ____________ ough ough ough ough au= oo= or= eu= = = = = bough, plough, Slough ______________________ through, throughout ______________________ bought, thought, ought, sought, nought ______________ though, although ______________________ 8. Vowel Clusters with Other Consonant Letters Sometimes you may find a vowel cluster representing a vowel sound that employs a consonant letter other than “r”, “w”, “y”, or “gh”. Below are a few examples. In each case the consonant in the spelling is not pronounced (it is a silent letter). a) Vowel clusters with “b”: v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): oub au= doubt ______________________ = b) Vowel clusters with “g”: v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): eig ei= reign ______________________ = c) Vowel clusters with “l”: v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): al al or= ar= = = talk, walk, chalk, stalk half, calf, palm, calm, balm ______________________ ______________________ ol eu= = yolk ______________________ oul uu= = could, would, should ______________________ d) Vowel clusters with “t”: v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): out oo= ragout ______________________ = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 209 18.54
  • 209. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Common Vowel Clusters A vowel cluster is a group of two or more vowel letters together in a word that represent a single vowel sound. They can be initial (at the beginning of a word), medial (in the middle of a word), and final (at the end of a word). Focusing on vowel clusters and consonant clusters (see p.217) is useful if you want to look at some of the differences between spelling and sounds in English words. Vowel clusters can be divided into eight categories: 1. Vowel Digraphs (two vowel letters together make a single sound) digraph: sounds like: for example: ai ea ea ee ei ie oa oa oe oe oo oo ou ui ue ei= ee= e= ee= ee= ai= eu= or= eu= oo= oo= uu= au= ai= oo= paid, wait, fail, paint, gain ______________________ read, appeal, lead, clean, leaf, steal __________________ read, bread, dreampt, dead, dread ___________________ wheel, peel, kneel, heel ______________________ receive, deceive, receipt ______________________ tie, die, lie, pie ______________________ oak, foam, loaf, encroach, road ______________________ broad, abroad ______________________ toe,=hoe, woe, foe, goes ______________________ shoe ______________________ school, tool, fool, choose ______________________ good, book, took, rook, hood ______________________ sound, loud, proud, round, house ___________________ guide, guidance ______________________ blue, true, sue ______________________ = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = my example(s): 2. Vowel Trigraphs and Quadgraphs v/cluster: sounds like: for example: eau iou ueue eu= iy= oo= beau, eau de toilette1 ______________________ industrious, harmonious, tedious ____________________ queue ______________________ = = = my example(s): 3. Vowel Clusters that End with “-r” (the consonant sound r is not pronounced) v/cluster: sounds like: for example: air ar ear ear ear eer er eir= ar= iy= er= eir= iy= er= air,=fair, hair, chair, stair, pair ______________________ car, guitar, star, bar, shark ______________________ ear, beard, dear, appear, fear ______________________ learn, earn, search, pearl, heard ____________________ bear, tear, wear, pear ______________________ leer, peer, beer, engineer, steer ______________________ verb, herd, herb, her ______________________ 1 = = = = = = = my example(s): in loan words from French For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 210 18.59
  • 210. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Common Vowel Clusters er ier ir oar oor or our ur uh= iy= er= or= or= or= auw= er= = = = = = = = = teacher, cleaner, hotter, mother ______________________ tier, pier ______________________ fir, bird, girl, whirl, twirl ______________________ oar, boar, hoar, hoard, board ______________________ door, floor, poor, moor ______________________ form, nor, for, conform, port, sword __________________ our, flour, hour, dour, sour ______________________ hurl, churl, unfurl, curl ______________________ 4. Other Vowel Clusters with “r” (the consonant sound r is not pronounced) v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): are ere ere ere ore re ure ar= iy= eir= er= or= uh= uh= are here, mere there, where were more, before, core, store, lore centre, metre, litre, acre brochure ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ = = = = = = = 5. Vowel Clusters with “w” (the consonant sound w is not pronounced) v/cluster: sounds like: for example: aw ew ow ow or= oo= eu= au= paw, flaw, lawn, prawn, sawn ______________________ grew, brew ______________________ know, grow, snow, show, tow, bow, own ______________ bow, cow, now, how, brown ______________________ = = = = my example(s): 6. Vowel Clusters with “y” (the consonant sound y is not pronounced) v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ay ey ey oy ei= ei= ee= oy= pay, say, day, lay, May, play they, hey, prey key, monkey, alley toy, joy, annoy, employ, boy ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ = = = = 7. Vowel Clusters with “gh” (the consonant sounds g and h are not pronounced) v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): augh eigh or= ei= caught, taught weight, eight, weigh, neigh ______________________ ______________________ = = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 211 18.60
  • 211. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Common Vowel Clusters igh ough ough ai= or= oo= = = = high, sigh, night, right, flight, might, bright ____________ bought, thought, ought, sought, nought ______________ through, throughout ______________________ 8. Vowel Clusters with Other Consonant Letters (the consonant sounds are not pronounced) v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): oub eig al al ol oul out au= ei= or= ar= eu= uu= oo= doubt reign talk, walk, chalk, stalk half, calf, palm, calm, balm yolk could, would, should ragout ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ = = = = = = = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 212 18.61
  • 212. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet List of Vowel Clusters – In Alphabetical Order a v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ai ai air aire al al ar ar ar are are au au augh aw ay ayer ei= e= eir= eir= or= ar= ar= or= uh= ar= eir= or= ar= or= or= ei= eir= paid, wait, fail, paint, gain said, again air,=fair, hair, chair, stair, pair millionaire,=Claire talk, walk, chalk, stalk half, calf, palm, calm, balm car, guitar, star, bar, shark war, wart, warm popular, singular, regular are hare, rare, ware, care fraud, pause, autumn, August laugh, laughter caught, taught paw, flaw, lawn, prawn, sawn pay, say, day, lay, May, play prayer ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Phonemes represented by vowel clusters beginning with the letter “a”: = ei= e= eir= ar= or= uh= v/cluster: e sounds like: for example: ea ea ea ear ear ear ear eau ee eer ei ei eig eigh eigh ei= ee= e= ar= iy= er= eir= eu= ee= iy= ee= ei= ei= ei= ai= break, steak, great ______________________ read, appeal, lead, clean, leaf, steal __________________ read, bread, dreampt, dead, dread ___________________ heart ______________________ ear, beard, dear, appear, fear ______________________ learn, earn, search, pearl, heard _____________________ bear, tear, wear, pear ______________________ beau, eau de toilette 1 ______________________ wheel, peel, kneel, heel ______________________ leer, peer, beer, engineer, steer _____________________ receive, deceive, receipt ______________________ rein, vein ______________________ reign ______________________ weight, eight, weigh, neigh ______________________ height ______________________ 1 = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = my example(s): in loan words from French For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 213 18.55
  • 213. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet List of Vowel Clusters – In Alphabetical Order eo eou er er ere ere ere eu ew ey ey eye e= uh= er= uh= iy= er= eir= oy= oo= ei= ee= ai= = = = = = = = = = = = = leopard, Leonard ______________________ outrageous ______________________ verb, herd, herb, her ______________________ teacher, cleaner, hotter, mother _____________________ here, mere ______________________ were ______________________ there, where ______________________ Freud ______________________ grew, brew ______________________ they, hey, prey ______________________ key, monkey, alley ______________________ eye ______________________ Phonemes represented by vowel clusters beginning with the letter “e”: = ei= ee= e= iy= ar= er= eir= ai= oy= i oo= eu uh v/cluster: sounds like: for example: ia iar ie ie ie ie ier ier igh io iou ir ire irr iu aiy= aiy= ai= iy= ee= aiy= iy= aiy= ai= uh= iy= er aiy= er= iy= bias ______________________ liar ______________________ tie, die, lie, pie ______________________ field, yield, wield ______________________ activities, believe, achieve ______________________ variety ______________________ tier, pier ______________________ pliers ______________________ high, sigh, night, right, flight, might, bright ____________ station, completion, ration ______________________ industrious, harmonious, tedious, contagious ___________ fir, bird, girl, whirl, twirl ______________________ wire, fire, mire, tire ______________________ whirr ______________________ valium, tedium, radium ______________________ = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = my example(s): Phonemes represented by vowel clusters beginning with the letter “i”: = iy= ai= ee= aiy= uh= er o v/cluster: sounds like: for example: oa oa eu= or= oak, foam, loaf, encroach, road ______________________ broad, abroad ______________________ = = my example(s): For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 214 18.56
  • 214. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet List of Vowel Clusters – In Alphabetical Order or= or= oo= eu= u= oy= eu= oo= uu= u= eu= or= or= er= uh= or= au= oo= o= u= uh= au= au= oo= or= eu= uu= or= auw= uh= oo= eu= au= eu= auw= oy= oar oare oe oe oe oi ol oo oo oo oo oor or or or ore ou ou ou ou ou oub ough ough ough ough oul our our our out ow ow owe ower oy = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = oar, boar, hoar, hoard, board ______________________ hoare ______________________ shoe ______________________ toe,=hoe, woe, foe, goes ______________________ does, doesn’t ______________________ avoid, void, coin, toilet ______________________ yolk ______________________ school, tool, fool, choose ______________________ good, book, took, rook, hood ______________________ blood, flood ______________________ brooch ______________________ door, floor, poor, moor ______________________ form, nor, for, conform, port, sword __________________ word, worm ______________________ doctor, tractor, administrator ______________________ more, before, core, store, lore ______________________ sound, loud, proud, round, house ___________________ route, you, soup, group ______________________ cough, trough ______________________ rough, enough, tough ______________________ famous, jealous, onerous ______________________ doubt ______________________ bough, plough, Slough ______________________ through, throughout ______________________ bought, thought, ought, sought, nought ______________ though, although ______________________ could, would, should ______________________ pour ______________________ our, flour, hour, dour, sour ______________________ harbour, colour , splendour ______________________ ragout ______________________ know, grow, snow, show, tow, bow, own _____________ bow, cow, now how, brown ______________________ owe ______________________ flower, power, shower, tower ______________________ toy, joy, annoy, employ, boy ______________________ Phonemes represented by vowel clusters beginning with the letter “o”: = eu r or oo u oy uu uh au o auw er v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): re uh= centre, metre, litre, acre ______________________ = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 215 18.57
  • 215. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet List of Vowel Clusters – In Alphabetical Order u v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): uay ue ue ue ueue ui ui ui ur ure ure ee= oo= e= uuw= oo= ai= oo= i= er= uuw= uh= quay blue, true, sue guess, guest fuel, puerile, duel queue guide, guidance juice, bruise build, building, guilt hurl, churl, unfurl, curl sure brochure ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ ______________________ = = = = = = = = = = = Phonemes represented by vowel clusters beginning with the letter “u”: = ai y oo i e uuw uh er ee oo v/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ye yre ai= aiy= bye, rye, dye, tye tyre, lyre, pyre ______________________ ______________________ = = Phonemes represented by vowel clusters beginning with the letter “y”: = ai aiy For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 216 18.58
  • 216. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters A consonant cluster is a group of two or more consonant letters together in a word. For example, in the word “brilliant”, “br” is a consonant cluster, as is “ll”, and also “nt”. Consonant clusters are also sometimes known as “consonant blends”. Focusing on consonant clusters and vowel clusters (see p.203) is useful if you want to look at some of the differences between spelling and sounds in English words. Consonant clusters can occur at the beginning (an initial consonant cluster), in the middle (a medial consonant cluster) or at the end of a syllable (a final consonant cluster). For example, in the world brilliant – Bril ynt – which has two syllables, there is a consonant cluster at the beginning of the first syllable (“br”), at the end of the first syllable (“ll”), and at the end of the second syllable (“nt”). They can also occur in the middle of a syllable, for example the consonant cluster “ch” in the middle of the word “ache”. We can include consonant digraphs within the term “consonant clusters”. A consonant digraph is where two consecutive consonant letters in the spelling of a word are used together to make a single sound. For example, in the word “know”, “kn” is a digraph which represents a single sound: n==. There are also digraphs which make vowel sounds, for example, in the word “beach”, “ea” is a digraph which represents a single vowel sound: ee==. There are 21 consonant letters in the English alphabet, and 25 consonant sounds in spoken English. Therefore we need some consonant digraphs to represent consonant sounds because there are more consonant sounds than consonant letters. For example, there is no single letter in English that represents the sound sh . We need to use a digraph – two consonant letters together – and we end up with “sh” to represent sh . Similarly, there is no single letter that represents the sound th . Therefore we need to use a digraph – two consonant letters together – and we end up with “th” to represent th . Confusion can occur because the digraph “th” also represents another, different consonant sound: tt . Part of the reason for the existence of digraphs – where two letters make one sound – is that English is an old language, and over hundreds of years the pronunciation of different words has changed. Some sounds that used to be pronounced in words are no longer pronounced, although the spelling has remained the same. Some used to be pronounced, but aren’t any th more. For example, up until the mid-17 century “knife” was pronounced in Old English as a three-syllable word, with the k , the n , and the final vowel sound all heard, like this: k Ni f . As we have seen in our study of connected speech (see p.11.1 of Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook), consonants don’t like to rub up against each other, and elision (where we lose a consonant sound) or assimilation (where a consonant sound changes) often occur when two consonant sounds meet, to make the syllable or word easier to pronounce. So it is no surprise then that the longer the consonant cluster, the more difficult it will be to pronounce, and the more likely it will be that either elision or assimilation take place. For example, try saying: “twelfths” out loud. This word crowbars seven different consonant letters into one syllable, which in turn produces six distinct consonant sounds: T w e l f tt z ! Another example of a problematic word is “crisps”, which is pronounced: Krispz . Try to pronounce all of the five distinct consonant sounds (in two consonant clusters) in just one syllable. Tricky! For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 217 18.39
  • 217. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters Generally speaking most consonant clusters are only two or three letters long. The longest initial consonant cluster can be three letters long, e.g. “spr-” in the word “sprint”, whilst the longest final consonant cluster will be generally four letters long, e.g. “-rsts” in the word “firsts”. Perhaps the prize for the longest consonant cluster would have to go to the word “rhythm”, which is soley made up of consonant letters – six to be precise! However, “rhythm” cheats as a consonant cluster, because it actually has two vowel sounds – the “y” acts as the vowel sound i in the first syllable, which is stressed, and the second syllable contains an embedded schwa sound: Ri thm . Adverbs are a group of words that can have long consonant clusters at the end, e.g. exactly. Elision is likely to occur in such a cluster, for example “exactly” will often be pronounced without the t sound, like this: i Gza klii rather than==i Gza ktlii . It would be too much unnecessary effort to try to pronounce the t , sandwiched as it is between two other consonant sounds. I say unnecessary because the most important sound in this word is the vowel sound on the stressed syllable, the a sound. This sound must be pronounced clearly, whilst the consonant sounds are less vital to communication. Consonant clusters can be divided into five categories: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Consonant Digraphs Consonant Digraphs with Double Letters True Consonant Clusters Consonant Clusters Ending with z Consonant Clusters in Compound Words 1. Consonant Digraphs Some consonant clusters are digraphs, which are two letters together in the spelling of a word that combine to make a single sound. Note that most consonant digraphs end with the letter “h”. (When three letters come together to form a single sound, e.g. “-tch” in the word “fetch” – which represents the sound ch – it is known as a trigraph.) Here are some examples of initial consonant digraphs. (Note: you may wish to add your own examples in the space provided.) digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ch ch ch ch= sh k= = = cheer, champion, change chandelier, champignon 1 cholera, chrome, chronic ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= gn n= = gnat, gnaw, gnome ______________________= kn n= = know, knife, knitting ______________________= 1 Loan words from French. For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 218 18.40
  • 218. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters ph f= = photo, pharmacy, pharaoh ______________________= rh r= = rhubarb, rhinoceros, rhyme ______________________= sc s= = science, scissors, scimitar ______________________= sh sh= = sheep, shine, shock, shed ______________________= th th tt= th= = = thick, Thursday, thanks this, that, brother, there, the ______________________= ______________________ ts s= = tsunami1 ______________________= wh wh w= h= = = what, why, where, wheel, whip ______________________= who, whose, whole, wholemeal ______________________= wr r= = writing, wrestler, wrong ______________________= Here are some examples of final consonant cluster digraphs: digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ch ch ch= k= = = beach, coach, roach stomach ______________________ ______________________ ck k= = black, track, pick, flock, luck ______________________= gh f= = cough, trough, rough, enough, tough2 ________________= mb m= = comb, tomb, aplomb, plumb ______________________= ng ng= = along, going, eating, meeting ______________________= sh sh= = finish, trash, Spanish, fish ______________________= th tt= = tooth, youth, bath, path ______________________ 1 This is a loan word from Japanese. In the word “tsar” (from Russian) the “ts” digraph makes a tz sound: Tzar The digraph “gh” also contributes towards different vowel sounds, e.g. au in “bough” and “plough”, and can be included in various vowel clusters (see p.215). 2 For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 219 18.41
  • 219. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters Here are some final consonant digraphs which occur where the letter “r” is silent because it is helping to make a vowel sound: digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): rb b= = disturb, suburb, rhubarb ______________________= rn n= = earn, turn, western, learn ______________________= rt t= = hurt, heart, art, start, alert ______________________= Just to confuse you, here’s a consonant cluster where “r” is pronounced. This is not a digraph, because both of the letters are pronounced, but rather a true consonant cluster: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ry rii= dairy, eery, diary, hairy, bury ______________________= = 2. Consonant Digraphs with Double Letters These consonant clusters are digraphs that comprise a pair of identical letters, which make a single sound when said together. Most consonant letters can be doubled, although doubles with “h”, “j”, “q”, “w”, “x”, and “y” are not natural in English. They usually occur in the middle of a word, although some, like “ff” in “cliff” come at the end. They never occur at the beginning of a word, unless the word has originated from a foreign language, for example “llama” from Spanish or “Lloyd” from Welsh. Here is a full list of consonant digraphs with double letters:= digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): bb cc dd ff gg kk ll mm nn pp rr ss ss tt vv b= k= d= f= g= k= l= m= n= p= r= s= z t= v= robber, sobbing, hobble soccer, occur, stucco pudding, wedding, sadder iffy, cliff , effect, off, effort boggy, flagged, bigger trekking, Trekker alluring, allied, balloon summer, humming, immature runner, annoy, announcement opportunity, shopping, kipper hurry, worried, curry, sorry assess, less, massive possess shutters, cottage, plotted revved ______________________= ______________________ ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 220 18.42
  • 220. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters 3. True Consonant Clusters “True” consonant clusters are phonetic because they are pronounced in the same way as they are spelled. For example, “br” in “bread” is pronounced in the same way as the phonemes that it represents: br . In true consonant clusters we pronounce all of the sounds. Note that the consonant clusters below in bold type are all good examples of when the consonant sound r is pronounced in an English word. This is helpful to know, because so often in spoken English the letter “r” in a word is not pronounced, since it’s only there to help make a vowel sound, for example in the words: “car”, “more”, and “your”. Here are some examples of true initial consonant clusters: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): bl br cl cr dr fl fr gr pr qu scr sm st str tr bl br= kl= kr= dr= fl= fr= gr= pr= kw= skr= sm= st= str= tr= blood, blend, black, blown bright, bring, brush, brilliant clear, close, clothes, clever cry, crime, crow, crop, crumb drink, drop, drive, drip, dreary flannel, fly, fleece, flame, flow frighten, from, frame, France great, grape, grip, grime, grow prove, provide, pray, princess quite, queen, quick, quiet1 scream, script, scram, screw small, smart, smelly, smooth stay, stop, stink, stolen, sty strange, stroppy, street, strict tropical, trench, train, triumph ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Here are some examples of true final consonant clusters: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: ly mp mpt nch nd ndy ny lii= mp= mpt= nch= nd= n dii= nii= only, lonely, truly, rarely ______________________ hump, bump, clamp, damp ______________________= exempt, contempt, dreampt ______________________= munch, lunch, bench, stench ______________________ end, stand, mend, ground ______________________ windy, candy, handy, sandy ______________________= tiny, meany ______________________ = = = = = = = my example(s): …and here are a couple that are neither initial nor final consonant clusters: 1 Although “qu” is technically a consonant and a vowel together, the sounds that it produces – kw – are both consonant sounds. For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 221 18.43
  • 221. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Consonant Clusters c/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): lv ng lv= nj= salvage, delve, shelves orange, arrange, impinge ______________________= ______________________= = = 4. Consonant Clusters Ending with z These are consonant clusters that end with the letter “s”, which represents the sound z= at the end of a plural noun, for example: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): nts rds rs ts ntz= dz= z= tz= plants, accounts, rents records, birds, cards, chords colours, rivers, sisters sweets, oats, boats ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________ = = = = 5. Consonant Clusters in Compound Words In compound words, strange consonant clusters can occur, which are not “true” consonant clusters. This is because two separate words have been joined together to make a new word, meaning that the final consonant cluster from the first word has to sit side by side with the initial consonant cluster from the second word. Here are some examples: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: the two words are: tchb ffh ndf ndbr chb= fh= ndf= ndbr= switchboard cliffhanger grandfather groundbreaking switch + board cliff + hanger grand + father ground + breaking = = = = As we have seen, it is common when consonant sounds meet for elision or assimilation to take place (see also Connected Speech, p.11.4 of Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook). So, for example, we wouldn’t pronounce the whole mouthful of consonant sounds in the middle of “groundbreaking”: Graund brei king , because it would be too difficult in rapid speech to pronounce the final consonant cluster “-nd” next to the initial consonant cluster, “br”. On the contrary, we would automatically employ elision and lose the d sound, changing the word into: “groun-breaking” – Graun brei king – which is far easier to pronounce. For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 222 18.44
  • 222. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Common Consonant Clusters A consonant cluster is a group of two or more consonant letters together in a word. They can be initial (at the beginning of a word), medial (in the middle of a word), and final (at the end of a word). Focusing on consonant clusters and vowel clusters (see p.203) is useful if you want to look at some of the differences between spelling and sounds in English words. Consonant clusters can be divided into five categories: 1. Consonant Digraphs (two consonant letters together make a single sound) – INITIAL: digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): ch gn kn ph sc sh th th wh wr ch= n= n= f= s= sh= tt= th= w= r= cheer, champion, change gnat, gnaw, gnome know, knife, knitting photo, pharmacy, pharaoh science, scissors, scimitar sheep, shine, shock, shed thick, Thursday, thanks this, that, there, the what, why, where, wheel, whip writing, wrestler, wrong ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= my example(s): = = = = = = = = = = FINAL: digraph: sounds like: for example: ch ck gh mb ng sh th ch= k= f= m= ng= sh= tt= beach, coach, roach ______________________ black, track, pick, flock, luck ______________________= cough, trough, rough, enough, tough _________________= comb, tomb, aplomb, plumb ______________________= along, going, eating, meeting ______________________= finish, trash, Spanish, fish ______________________= tooth, youth, bath, path ______________________ = = = = = = = 2. Consonant Digraphs with Double Letters – MEDIAL: digraph: sounds like: for example: my example(s): bb cc dd ll mm nn pp rr ss tt b= k= d= l= m= n= p= r= s= t= robber, sobbing, hobble soccer, occur, stucco pudding, wedding, sadder alluring, allied, balloon summer, humming, immature runner, annoy, announcement opportunity, shopping, kipper hurry, worried, curry, sorry assess, less, massive shutters, cottage, plotted ______________________= ______________________ ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________ ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= = = = = = = = = = = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 223 18.46
  • 223. Talk a Lot Learn the Clear Alphabet Spelling and Sounds – Common Consonant Clusters 3. True Consonant Clusters (that sound the same as they are spelled) – INITIAL: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): bl br cr dr fr gr pr qu scr sm st tr bl= br= kr= dr= fr= gr= pr= kw= skr= sm= st= tr= blood, blend, black, blown bright, bring, brush, brilliant cry, crime, crow, crop, crumb drink, drop, drive, drip, dreary frighten, from, frame, France great, grape, grip, grime, grow prove, provide, pray, princess quite, queen, quick, quiet scream, script, scram, screw small, smart, smelly, smooth stay, stop, stink, stolen, sty tropical, trench, train, triumph ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= ______________________= my example(s): = = = = = = = = = = = = FINAL: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: ly mp nch nd ndy ry lii= mp= nch= nd= n dii= rii= only, lonely, truly, rarely ______________________ hump, bump, clamp, damp ______________________= munch, lunch, bench, stench ______________________ end, stand, mend, ground ______________________ windy, candy, handy, sandy ______________________ dairy, eery, diary, hairy, bury ______________________= = = = = = = 4. Consonant Clusters Ending with z==(at the end of a plural noun) – FINAL: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: my example(s): nts rds ts ntz= dz= tz= plants, accounts, rents records, birds, cards, chords sweets, oats, boats ______________________= ______________________= ______________________ = = = 5. Consonant Clusters in Compound Words – (consonant clusters meet) – MEDIAL: c/cluster: sounds like: for example: the two words are: tchb ffh ndf ndbr chb= fh= ndf= ndbr switchboard cliffhanger grandfather groundbreaking switch + board cliff + hanger grand + father ground + breaking = = = = For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 224 18.47
  • 224. Talk a Lot Focus on Connected Speech Common Suffixes and What they Indicate • • • A suffix comes at the end of a word. Suffixes are usually unstressed. Adding a suffix changes the word type, e.g. a noun changes into a verb. Below are some examples of how a root word can change type when a suffix is added: Root Word Word Type + Suffix believe participate walk interfere teach big China clever faith Russia access beauty watch memory child science attract name quiet arrange happy cube fame cat friend revise maintenance ten revolve Changes to verb -able verb -ant verb (infin.) -ed verb -ence verb -er adjective -er noun (country) -ese adjective -est noun -ful noun (country) -ian verb -ible noun -ify verb (infin.) -ing noun -ise noun -ish noun (abstract) -ist verb -ive noun -less adjective -ly verb -ment adjective -ness noun -oid noun -ous noun (singular) -s noun (common) -ship verb -sion noun -tain number (cardinal) -th verb -tion Word Type believable participant walked interference teacher bigger Chinese cleverest faithful Russian accessible beautify watching memorise childish scientist attractive nameless quietly arrangement happiness cuboid famous cats friendship revision maintain tenth revolution adjective noun (person) verb (past participle) noun noun (person) adjective (comparative) adjective (nationality) adjective (superlative) adjective noun (person) adjective verb verb (present participle) verb adjective noun (common) adjective adjective adverb noun noun adjective adjective noun (plural) noun (abstract) noun verb -on -or -our -ow -phone -ra -raphy -tain -teen -um -ure -us -y number (ordinal) noun Other common suffixes -an -ane -ar -ard -cide -cy -ect -en -ert -es -ess -et -ey -ia -ic -ical -ies -im -in -is -ism -it -ity -le -logy -o -oir For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 225 15.1
  • 225. Talk a Lot Focus on Connected Speech Suffixes and Word Stress • • Suffixes are usually unstressed. Words with the following suffixes are usually* stressed on the syllable before the suffix (shown in bold): Suffix Example #1 Example #2 Example #3 Example #4 -able -age -ance -ancy -ed -ency -ent -eous -ial -ian -ible -ic -ical -ify -ious -ity -ment -raphy -sion -tion -ual unbeliev-able advant-age assist-ance account-ancy consult-ed depend-ency independ-ent outrag-eous colon-ial optic-ian incred-ible encycloped-ic illog-ical overident-ify rebell-ious commun-ity content-ment geog-raphy apprehen-sion infla-tion unus-ual inconceiv-able discour-age annoy-ance expect-ancy inflict-ed absorb-ency insuffici-ent courag-eous bicentenn-ial amphib-ian collect-ible microscop-ic econom-ical demyst-ify industr-ious believabil-ity entertain-ment biog-raphy dimen-sion interven-tion noncontract-ual unforgiv-able percent-age reappear-ance redund-ancy present-ed complac-ency correspond-ent simultan-eous financ-ial mathematic-ian incomprehens-ible fantast-ic philanthrop-ical electr-ify unostentat-ious incomprehensibil-ity engage-ment callig-raphy incomprehen-sion informa-tion intellect-ual accept-able remarri-age import-ance discrep-ancy unexpect-ed inconsist-ency incandesc-ent advantag-eous artific-ial vegetar-ian undigest-ible problemat-ic stereotyp-ical object-ify conscient-ious respectabil-ity underachieve-ment photog-raphy supervi-sion contradic-tion multiling-ual Exceptions to the rule Words with the following suffixes are usually* stressed on the suffix (shown in bold): Suffix Example #1 Example #2 Example #3 Example #4 -ee -eer -ese -esque -ess -ette -phobia -phobic trust-ee ballad-eer journal-ese Chaplin-esque steward-ess launder-ette claustro-phobia claustro-phobic attend-ee auction-eer Vietnam-ese statu-esque lion-ess usher-ette arachno-phobia arachno-phobic interview-ee volunt-eer Portugu-ese pictur-esque poet-ess kitchen-ette techno-phobia techno-phobic guarant-ee engin-eer Canton-ese Ruben-esque manager-ess maison-ette xeno-phobia xeno-phobic * Note: there will be some exceptions, as with any rule in English! For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 226 15.4
  • 226. Talk a Lot Focus on Connected Speech Discussion Words with Suffixes in Elementary Book 2 Of the 201 individual words with two or more syllables, 156 (78%) have suffixes, which we know are almost always unstressed. This can help us as we try to work out the word stress for each discussion word. On this page you can see all of the words with suffixes, grouped by suffix. The main groups are shown in boxes, with suffixes shown in bold. (Reference: Talk a Lot Elementary Book 2, pp.147-151) gorilla panda umbrella marriage affair animal classical criminal final funeral mammal musical pedal organ hurricane defendant elephant catterpillar guitar hazard lizard anniversary rugby pregnancy redundancy crocodile referee eleven adolescence violence driver finger flower liver murder number passenger performer player river shoulder singer snooker spider summer supporter teenager thermometer tiger weather winner winter desert battery forest ballet cricket racquet trumpet hockey kidney monkey valley tsunami musician automatic music athletics Olympics coffin dolphin violin engine boxing flooding sailing shoplifting skiing swimming wedding tennis terrorism rabbit detective ankle drizzle muscle purple employment engagement environment instrument punishment witness piano radio stereo zero oboe arson prison season kangaroo accelerator commentator conductor indicator solicitor colour labour widow yellow menopause appeal saxophone octopus orchestra zebra giraffe biography geography mistress arrest jury mountain eighteen fifteen fourteen nineteen seventeen sixteen thirteen victim education graduation prediction qualification separation tortoise badminton skeleton eighty fifty forty ninety seventy sixty thirty twenty stadium nature temperature chorus hippopotamus reservoir divorce For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 227 13.6
  • 227. Talk a Lot Focus on Connected Speech List of Noun/Verb Homographs Homographs are words which are spelled the same, but have different meanings. They often have different sounds too. The following two-syllable words can be used as either nouns (with the strong stress on the 1st syllable) or as verbs (with the strong stress on the 2nd syllable). For example, the noun “transport” Tran sport – stressed on the 1st syllable – means a method of getting somewhere, whilst the verb “transport”==tran Sport – stressed on the 2nd syllable – means to take somebody or something somewhere. Note: the words are grouped by order of prefix. The main groups are shown in boxes, with prefixes shown in bold. ally accent combine commune compost compound compress concert conduct confine conflict conscript consort construct content contest contract contrast convert convict decrease default defect desert digest discharge discount dismount entrance escort exploit export extract impact implant import incense incline increase insert insult intrigue invite object permit pervert present process produce progress project protest rebel recall recap record refill refund refuse reject relapse remake reprint research retake segment subject survey suspect torment transfer transport update uplift upset My suggestions ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ___________________ For more fun worksheets, games and quizzes log onto www.englishbanana.com now! Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 228 14.3
  • 228. Talk a Lot Focus on Connected Speech Working Out Word Stress – Two-Syllable Words where the First Syllable is a Schwa: uh= There are many common two-syllable words in English – particularly verbs – where the first syllable is a schwa – uh – as you can see from the table below. Because the schwa sound is always unstressed, we know for sure that these words all have the strong stress on the second syllable. Note that all of the words begin with the letter “a”, and notice the double consonant letters after many of the verbs, e.g. affect. VERBS abate abet abide abort abridge abuse accord accost account accuse achieve acquaint acquire acquit adapt address adjust adopt adore affect affirm affix afflict afford agree alarm alert alight allege allow allude ally amass amaze amend amuse announce annoy annul ADVERBS uh Beit uh Bet uh Baid uh Bort uh Brij uh Byooz uh Kord uh Kost uh Kaunt uh Kyooz uh Cheev uh Kweint uh Kwaiy uh Kwit uh Dapt uh Dres uh Just uh Dopt uh Dor uh Fekt uh Ferm uh Fiks uh Flikt uh Ford uh Gree uh Larm uh Lert uh Lait uh Lej uh Lau uh Lood uh Lai uh Mas uh Meiz uh Mend uh Myooz uh Nauns uh Noy uh Nul appal appeal appear appease append applaud apply appoint approach approve arise arouse arrange array arrest arrive ascend ascribe aspire assault assent assert assess assign assist assume assure astound attach attack attain attempt attend attract avail avenge avert avoid award uh Porl uh Piyl uh Piy uh Peez uh Pend uh Plord uh Plai uh Poynt uh Preuch uh Proov uh Raiz uh Rauz uh Reinj uh Rei uh Rest uh Raiv uh Send uh Scraib uh Spaiy uh Solt uh Sent uh Sert uh Ses uh Sain uh Sist uh Syoom uh Shuuw uh Staund uh Tach uh Tak uh Tein uh Tempt uh Tend uh Trakt uh Veil uh Venj uh Vert uh Voyd uh Word Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 229 aback aboard about above abreast abroad across afar afield afresh again ago aground ahead ajar alike aloft alone along aloud amid amok among anew apart apiece around ashore aside askew asleep astray astride away awry uh Bak uh Bord uh Baut uh Buv uh Brest uh Brord uh Kros uh Far uh Fiyld uh Fresh uh Gen uh Geu uh Graund uh Hed uh Jar uh Laik uh Loft uh Leun uh Long uh Laud uh Mid uh Mok uh Mung uh Nyoo uh Part uh Pees uh Raund uh Shor uh Said uh Skyoo uh Sleep uh Strei uh Straid uh Wei uh Rai 13.8
  • 229. Talk a Lot Focus on Connected Speech Working Out Word Stress – Two-Syllable Words where the First Syllable is a Schwa: uh= ADJECTIVES abrupt acute afloat afraid against aghast alert alive aloof ashamed asleep astute averse awake aware NOUNS uh Brupt uh Kyoot uh Fleut uh Freid uh Genst uh Garst uh Lert uh Laiv uh Loof uh Sheimd uh Sleep uh Schoot uh Vers uh Weik uh Weir abode account address ado affair affront alarm amount applause Talk a Lot Elementary © English Banana.com 230 uh Beud uh Kaunt uh Dres uh Doo uh Feir uh Frunt uh Larm uh Maunt uh Plorz 13.9
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  • 233. Let’s learn the Clear Alphabet so that we can understand the differences between spelling and sounds in English and the wonders of connected speech! From the Introduction: “The Clear Alphabet Dictionary is a tool to enable students of English to learn the new phonetic Clear Alphabet, so that they can use it confidently as a means to read, write, and understand the sounds of English – and as a result to pronounce words and sentences better.” Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary will be useful for students at all levels: Student’s Level: Common European Framework (CEFR): Cambridge Assessment: IELTS Score: Basic User Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate Advanced to A1 to A2 to B1 to B2 to C1 to C2 KET KET PET FCE CAE CPE 2.5 - 3 3.5 - 4 4.5 - 5 5.5 - 6.5 7 - 7.5 8-9 About the Author: Matt Purland is a lecturer in English Language. He has a BA Honours degree in Drama from the University of Wales and a Postgraduate Certificate in Further Education from the University of Derby. He has written more than 2,000 photocopiable worksheets for learning English. This is his thirteenth book. In 2002 he launched English Banana.com, which has become a hugely popular English language learning resource website. So far, Talk a Lot books have been downloaded more than 900,000 times! Here are some recent comments from teachers about the Clear Alphabet: ‘I think it can be very useful if we want to sound more “native”.’ Marija, Serbia ‘I realised I started to pay attention to the native pronunciation in my speech and in my listening to others since I’ve started using the Clear Alphabet. I’d like to deal with it further and it would be nice if I could also teach it to others.’ Kata, Hungary Also available from all good bookshops: Title: ISBN for ordering: You Are The Course Book Talk a Lot Foundation Course Talk a Lot Intermediate Book 1 Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 The Best of English Banana.com 2003-2009 Talk a Lot Elementary Handbook Talk a Lot Elementary Book 2 Talk a Lot Elementary Book 1 ELT Resource Bank – Version 3.0 (CD-ROM) Check It Again! (Book One) English Banana.com’s Big Resource Book English Banana.com’s Big Activity Book English Banana.com’s Big Grammar Book ISBN-13: 978-0955701542 ISBN-13: 978-0955701559 ISBN-13: 978-0955701535 ISBN-13: 978-0955701528 ISBN-13: 978-0955701511 ISBN-13: 978-0954698591 ISBN-13: 978-0954698584 ISBN-13: 978-0954698553 ISBN-13: 978-0954698522 ISBN-13: 978-0954698508 Published in: 2012 2011 2011 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003 Talk a Lot Clear Alphabet Dictionary English Banana.com info@englishbanana.com First published in the UK by English Banana.com 2012. © Copyright Matt Purland 2012. English Banana.com Free Copying Licence: You may freely print, copy, adapt, distribute, sell, and give away these materials, subject to our Free Copying Licence. Please visit http://www.englishbanana.com for more details. The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is © Copyright the International Phonetic Association, and is used in this book with kind permission. 234

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