|A a||B b||C c||D d||E e||F f||G g||H h|
|I i||J j||K k||L l||M m||N n||O o||P p|
|Q q||R r||S s||T t||U u||V v||W w||X x|
|Y y||Z z|
Listen to the Alphabet Song (British style)
Now listen to the alphabet, and have a go yourself. (Requires Adobe Flash Player and a free Voice Thread account.)
The Rhyming Alphabet
The following letters rhyme with each other
|ä sound||ë sound||e sound||ï sound||o sound||yü sound||r sound||z sound|
When you write in English you can print out your letters one at a time, which is easy to read, but can be slow, or you can use "joined up writing", also called "cursive script", which is quicker to write, but can be difficult to read if your handwriting is bad.
Print your letters one at a time.
Write using cursive script.
A good sentence for practising your handwriting is:
"The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog."
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog
|When spelling (especially over the phone) use the phonetic alphabet to avoid confusion.|
When two letters appear next to each other we say "double __"
Follow the dialogue.
Checking understanding - What to say
|"My name is Mr. Bean."|
|"............................"||"?"||"My name is ????."||"My name is Mr. Bean."|
|"I'm sorry I didn't hear that. Could you speak a little louder please?"||"I'm sorry, I don't understand."||"Could you repeat your name please?"||Could you spell that please?|
|"I said, my name is Mr. Bean!"||"My name is Mr. Bean, your name is --------- and mine is Mr. Bean."||"My name is Mr. Bean."||"B-e-a-n."|
|When spelling a word for someone it is sometimes necessary to let the person know when letters need to be written in CAPITALS and when they need to be written small.|
|"How do you spell UNESCO please?"||"Capital U-N-E-S-C-O."|
|"How do you spell T-Online please?"||"Capital T dash capital O small n-l-i-n-e."|
|"How do you spell 1&1 Profi please?"||"1 ampersand 1 capital P small r-o-f-i."|
Please and thank you
The average English person will say please and thank you at least 200 times a day.
Thanks and ta are very informal.
"You're welcome" is a common response to "Thank you".
!Note - The most frequently used English letter is E. The least frequently used is Z.