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Research Skills
Volume 5, Number 31, May 22, 2000

Using a Dictionary - Sounds

Use a dictionary to help you answer the following questions.


1. Which words start with the same consonant sound as “gold”?

a. gibe
b. gibbous
c. ginseng
d. girth

2. Which word contains the sound that “ch” makes in “churn”?

a. machete
b. machination
c. chemist
d. macho

3. Which words contain the sound that “sh” makes in “she”?

a. species
b. chic
c. shiver
d. devotion

4. Which words contain the same vowel sound that is heard in “go”?

a. broad
b. escrow
c. scowl
d. moist

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