English pronunciation exercises (1)

Learn English spelling and pronunciation

One of the biggest frustrations for people trying to learn English is the, sometimes, illogical relationship between spelling and pronunciation. The English language is a mixture of Old English, French, old German and many others which explains why we have so many vowel sounds in standard English

This little English exercise should help you to see how speaking is easier than writing!

English Pronunciation (1)

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Question 1
Which word has a different vowel sound? Oh!; go; sew; do
A
sew
B
Oh!
C
do
D
go
Question 1 Explanation: 
the vowel sound in "do" is like in "who"
Question 2
Which word has a different vowel sound than the other three? weight; eye; white; buy
A
buy
B
eye
C
weight
D
white
Question 2 Explanation: 
"weight" is pronounced like "wait"
Question 3
Which word has a different vowel sound from the other three? comb; cow; know; show
A
comb
B
cow
C
know
D
show
Question 4
Which word has a different vowel sound than the other three? tray; eight; great; seize
A
great
B
eight
C
seize
D
tray
Question 4 Explanation: 
"seize" is pronounced like "sees"
Question 5
Which word has a different vowel sound than the other three? how; plough, know; cow
A
cow
B
plough
C
know
D
how
Question 5 Explanation: 
"know" is pronounced with the same vowel sound as "go"
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