We are going to test your knowledge of irregular and strange spellings in English.
We will ask you to match some highlighted word spellings to the 44 basic sounds of English.
For example the word plait (refering to hair) matches the sound æ
Write the matching sound in capital letters. EG: Flea => TREE.
It is useful to learn these keywords so that tutors can refer directly to sounds without
having to write phonetic symbols, which are not easy to type on a computer keyboard.
Note: The letter -e at the end of a word, when preceded by a consonant letter
can change the vowel sounds that come before it.
Eg Tap, tape. Hat, hate. Rat, rate. In English the pattern of letters affects the sound, but
there is no fixed sound for each letter a-z.
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there's doze and rose and lose-
Just look them up- and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart-