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Volume 4, Number 15, January 4, 1999

Using a Dictionary - Sounds

Use a dictionary to help you make the correct choices.


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

a. x-ray
b. extra
c. seen
d. zebra

2. Which word rhymes with yacht?

a. scratched
b. spot
c. backed
d. raced

3. Which word has the same vowel sound as the last syllable of depot?

a. crow
b. clock
c. loot
d. fur

4. If you don’t already know, look up the pronunciations of the following three words: ptomaine, ptyalin, , and pterosaur.

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

a. test
b. pest
c. fest
d. pet test



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