Do You Know The Phonetic Alphabet?

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Can you guess what all these crazy symbols mean?

  1. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "R" as in "red"
    "G" as in "grip"
    "AR" as in "car"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "rope" and "round"!

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  2. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "A" as in "hat"
    "OO" as in "pool"
    "O" as in "on"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "not" and "orange"!

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  3. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "O" as in "hot"
    "U" as in "hut"
    "OO" as in "good"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "book" and "put"!

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  4. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "O" as in "hot"
    "A" as in "that"
    "EE" as in "feed"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "cat" and "black"!

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  5. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "AI" as in "wait"
    "EE" as in "tweed"
    "ER" as in "were"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "day" and "grey"!

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  6. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "J" as in "jog"
    "Y" as in "yes"
    "I" as in "time"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "yank" and "yellow"!

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  7. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "THR" as in "three"
    "S" as in "television"
    "Z" as in "zip"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "casual" and "pleasure"!

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  8. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "SH" as in "shall"
    "J" as in "juice"
    "F" as in "fire"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "short" and "crash"!

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  9. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "J" as in "June"
    "D" as in "door"
    "G" as in "go"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "judge" and "large"!

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  10. What sound is this a symbol for?

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    "CH" as in "cheese"
    "T" as in "tough"
    "ASH" as in "wash"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Also as in "church" and "check"!

    Via englishclub.com

Do You Know The Phonetic Alphabet?

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