English pronunciation exercises (2)

 

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.

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

Same SOUND different SPELLING (2)

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Question 1
In this exercise the sentence is perfectly correct. You have to find two words with different spellings but exactly the same pronunciation as the two underlined words: My daughter wore a very pretty dress that showed of her slim waist
A
war, whist
B
war, waste
C
waw, waste
D
whar, whaist
Question 1 Explanation: 
"wore" is the past of wear "war" is when two countries try to resolve a problem by killing each other's people. "waist" is the part of our bodies above our hips where we might wear a belt. "Waste" are the things that have no use that we throw away
Question 2
In this exercise the sentence is perfectly correct. You have to find two words with different spellings but exactly the same pronunciation as the two underlined words: I threw the ball into the hole
A
thrue, whole
B
thrue, hoal
C
through, hoal
D
through, whole
Question 3
In this exercise the sentence is perfectly correct. You have to find two words with different spellings but exactly the same pronunciation as the two underlined words: Are you sure the meeting is this week?
A
shore, weak
B
shaw, weak
C
shaw, weke
D
shore, weke
Question 4
In this exercise the sentence is perfectly correct. You have to find two words with different spellings but exactly the same pronunciation as the two underlined words: The plane flew on the polar route
A
flu; root
B
flue; road
C
floo; wrote
D
flue; root
Question 5
In this exercise the sentence is perfectly correct. You have to find two words with different spellings but exactly the same pronunciation as the two underlined words: Jane is going to write a tale about a young boy who lost his parents
A
rait; tile
B
right; teil
C
rite; tile
D
right; tail
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