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SPELLING
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-- THE ALPHABET -- NAMES -- ADDRESSES -- MOST COMMONLY MISSPELLED WORDS
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THE ALPHABET LIST
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LETTER PRONUNCIATIONLETTER COLOR VOWELLETTERNATO WORDNATO PRONUNCIATION AIDCOMMON US WORDCOMMON US PRONUNCIATION AIDALPHABET RHYME
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rhymes with HAYGRAY DAYAAlfa/AlphaAL FAHApple, AliceAA PULL, AL LISSA's the first vowel in "Age" but used as the second in "pAge". A’s the first vowel in Ate. It's used, one, two, times in AbAte.
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BEEGREEN TEABBravoBRAH VOBoy, BobbyBOY, BAW BEEB’s the first letter in "Bee". That, of course, rhymes with “Buy me”.
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SEEGREEN TEACCharlieCHAR LEECat, CharlieCAT, CHAR LEEC’s the first letter in "Cede",
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DEEGREEN TEADDeltaDELL TAHDog, DavidDOG, DAY VIDWhile D’s the first letter in "Deed".
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EEEGREEN TEAEEchoECK KOElizabeth, EchoE LIZ A BETH, ECK KOE’s the first vowel in "Eat" and also is found in "ElitE". The last E's quite silent in "leavE".
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EFRED PEPPERFFoxtrotFOKS TROTFox, FrankFAWKS, FRANKF’s the last letter in "CheF". That rhymes quite well with “I’m deaF.”
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GEEGREEN TEAGGolfGOLFGeorge, GaryJOR DGE, GEH RYG’s the first letter in "Gene". It also is found in “liGht Green”. G’s the first letter in "Genie". And that rhymes quite well with "George Meany".
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AYCH or HAYCHGRAY DAYHHotelHOH TELLHotdog, HotelWAH SHING TON, WILL YAMH is the first in “Hey, Charlie…” and also the first one in "Harley".
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EYEWHITE TIEIIndiaIN DEE AH[I]cecream, [I]dahoICE CREAM, EYE DUH HOI’s the first vowel in "Ice". It's here third and second: "whIte rIce". I's the first letter in "I'm" but used as the second in "tIme".
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JAYGRAY DAYJJuliettJEW LEE ETTJack, JulietteJACK, JEW LEE ETTJ’s the first letter in "Jail". And J's the first letter in "Jade".
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KAYGRAY DAYKKiloKEY LOKitten, KingKIH TEN, KINGWhile K’s the first letter in "Kale" and also is found in "blocKade".
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ELRED PEPPERLLimaLEE MAHLarry, LindaLEH RY, LIN DAHL’s the last letter in "feLL" and also the last one in "weLL".
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EMRED PEPPERMM[i]keMIKEM[i]chael, MarilynMY CULL, MARE UH LINNM’s the last letter in "theM".
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rhymes with TENRED PEPPERNNovemberNO VEM BERNancy, New YorkNAN SEE. NEW YORKAnd N is the last one in "teN".
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OHROSE COATOOscarOSS CAROctapus, OliverAWK TUH PUSS, AWL LIVE ERO’s the first letter in "Old". It sits in the middle of "bOld". O's the first letter in "Own". You also will find it in "bOne".
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PEAGREEN TEAPPapaPAH PAHPeter, PatrickPEA TER, PAAH TRICKP is the first one in "Peel" and also is used for "Pinwheel".
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CLUEBLUE MOONQQuebecQWEE BEKQuebec, QueenQWEE BEK, QUEENQ’s the first letter in "Queue" as well as the feeling: “Quite blue”
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AREOLIVE SOCKRRomeoROW ME OHRoger, RomeoRAW GER, ROW ME YOR’s the last letter in "baR" and also the last one in "staR".
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rhymes with YESRED PEPPERSSierraSEE AIR RAHSteven, SusanSTEE VEN, SOO ZANS is used double in "meSS" and also is double in "leSS".
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TEAGREEN TEATTangoTANG GOTom, TerryTOM, TAIR RIET’s the first letter in "Tea", a beverage which comes from a "Tree".
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YOUBLUE MOONUUniformYOU NEE FORMUncle, UniqueUNG CUL, YOU NEEKU’s the first letter in "Use" and also is found in "refUse". U's the first letter in "Unity". And that rhymes quite well with "impUnity".
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VEEGREEN TEAVVictorVIK TARVictor, VincentVIC TER, VIN SENTV’s the first letter in "Veep" and found in the word "oVersleep".
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DOUBLE YOUBLUE MOONWWhiskeyWISS KEYWashington, WilliamWAH SHING TON, WILL YAMW’s the last one in "steW" and also comes last in "revieW".
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rhymes with TEXRED PEPPERXX-rayECKS RAYX-Ray, X marks the spotEKS RAY, EKS MARKS THE SPOTX is the first in your "X-Ray" and also in "Xerox", OK?
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rhymes with WHYWHITE TIEYYankeeYANG KEYYellow, YankeeYEL LOW, YANG KEYY’s the first letter in "Yikes!" You see it in: “Your Yellow bikes”.
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ZEEGREEN TEAZZuluZOO LOOZurich, ZacharyZUR RICK, ZAK CAR REEZ’s the first letter in "Zeal". You find it in “that craZy deal”.
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Mnemonic for remembering "G" vs "J"
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The small "j" has a dot that looks like a head. "j" is for "jay" (the bird). j looks like a bird.
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G is for veggie. The word veggie has 2 g's!
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Mnemonic for remembering "I" vs "E" vs "A"
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I i is for I, myself. It looks like a person standing straight and tall.
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The small e is fat like a bee. "Bee" ends with 2 e's.
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SPELLING PRACTICE VIDEOS
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English listening and spelling quiz - People's names (5:44)
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These are typical British names.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrjWWZud-B8
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IELTS Spelling Test - Family Names 1 (4:14)
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These are a typical British names.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84dCDc51ecw&t=8s
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IELTS Spelling Test - Family Names 2 (6:28)
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These are a mixture names from various nations.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXRyu68XXBI&list=RDLVrrjWWZud-B8&index=4
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IELTS Spelling Test - Family Names 3 (3:40)
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These are less often used British Famly Names.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpS7-4mrLsM
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IELTS Listening Practice - Spelling Test - Female Names (5:05)
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These are typical English Female First Names.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7REjlQ7AsQc&t=0s
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IELTS Listening Practice - Spelling Test - Male Names (4:32)
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These are typical English Male Names.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lolgNyICOcs
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Part 1 of IELTS Listening Skills - SPELLING NAMES (4:57)
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Typical English names, first and last. (Female Voice)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_AXxa5-xYM
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IELTS Listening: English Names (8:31)
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Typical British names. (Female Voice)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovx8wZKxTSM
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THE MOST POPULAR GERMAN NAMES
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RankPossible US VersionsGerman VersionDerivation
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1Muller, Mueller, MollerMülleroccupation (miller)
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2Schmidt, Schmid, Schmit, Schmitt, SchmitzSchmidtoccupation (smith)
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3Schneider, Sneider, SnyderSchneideroccupation (tailor)
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4Fischer, FisherFischeroccupation (fisherman)
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5Weber, WeaverWeberoccupation (weaver)
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6Meyer, MeierMeyeroccupation (originally a manorial landlord, later a self-employed farmer)
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7Wagner, WaggonerWagneroccupation (wainwright)
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8Becker, BeckBeckeroccupation (baker)
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9Schulz, Schultz, Schults, ShultzSchulzoccupation (medieval sheriff)
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10Hoffmann, Hofmann, Hoffman, HuffmanHoffmannoccupation (steward or courtier)
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11Schafer, Shafer, ShaeferSchäferoccupation (shepherd)
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12KochKochoccupation (cook)
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13Bauer, Baumann, BaumanBaueroccupation (farmer or peasant)
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14Richter, RickterRichteroccupation (judge)
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15Klein, ClineKleintrait ("small", short)
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16WolfWolfperhaps derived from forename (e.g. Wolf, Wolfgang, etc.) or trait ("wolf-like")
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17Schroeder, Schrader, ShraderSchröderoccupation (tailor or wine shipper)
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18Newmann, NewmanNeumanntrait ("new")
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19Schwarz, SchwartzSchwarztrait ("black-haired")