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Volume 4, Number 13, December 7, 1998

Using a Dictionary - Sounds


Use a dictionary to help you make the correct choices.


1. Which word starts with the same sound as chivalry?

a. chute
b. charm
c. chemist
d. civic

2. Which word ends with the same sound as ballet?

a. mallet
b. deplete
c. bullet
d. delay

3. Which word sounds exactly like the last syllable of shellac?

a. lack
b. lass
c. lake
d. lace

4. If you don’t already know, look up the pronunciations of the following three words: gneiss, gnarled, and gnu.

If gnale were a real word, it would probably sound just like __________.

a. gal
b. jail
c. gale
d. nail



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