Spelling: Phonemes
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Spelling: Phonemes

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A phoneme is a distinguishing speech sound. The English language has 44 phonemes. For example, 'dog' has three phonemes: 'd', 'o' and 'g'. Here are three more phonemes: 'ch', 'sh' and 'oo'.

1.
In which one of the following words is the 'o' sound heard in 'go' repeated?
Owl
Bolt
Row
Oyster
'Row' repeats the 'o' sound of the phoneme 'o'
2.
In which one of the following words is the 'ea' sound heard in 'bear' repeated?
Bare
Bar
Bat
Bacon
'Bare' repeats the sound of the phoneme 'ea'
3.
In which one of the following words is the 'ea' sound heard in 'meat' repeated?
Their
Whale
Heat
Sale
'Heat' repeats the 'ea' sound of the phoneme 'ea'
4.
In which one of the following words is the 'c' sound heard in 'cat' repeated?
Celsius
Ceiling
Cesspit
Crank
'Crank' repeats the 'k' sound of the phoneme 'c'
5.
In which one of the following words is the 'f' sound heard in 'fur' repeated?
Through
Although
Tough
Ought
'Tough' repeats the 'f' sound of the phoneme 'f'
6.
In which one of the following words is the 'ch' sound heard in 'chop' repeated?
Ache
Cheese
Acne
Echidna
'Chop' repeats the 'ch' sound of the phoneme 'ch'
7.
In which one of the following words is the 'ee' sound heard in 'beer' repeated?
Tire
Pier
Wear
Their
'Pier' repeats the 'ee' sound of the phoneme 'ee'
8.
In which one of the following words is the 't' sound heard in 'time' repeated?
Thrash
Train
Thistle
Whistle
'Train' repeats the 't' sound of the phoneme 't'. 'Whistle' and 'thistle' take a silent 't': the 't' is not pronounced
9.
In which one of the following words is the 'y' sound heard in 'sky' repeated?
Yellow
Yell
I
Very
'I' repeats the sound of the phoneme 'y'
10.
In which one of the following words is the 's' sound heard in 'leisure' repeated?
Steal
Measure
Cross
Wastage
'Measure' repeats the 'z' sound of the phoneme 's'
Author:  Frank Evans

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