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L’Alphabet: comment le prononcer en anglais

Cliquez sur le bouton ‘enable sound’ afin de les écouter. Notez aussi que la prononciation de ‘Z’ et l’américaine: “zee”. En Grande Brétagne, on dit “zed” comme en français.

The international spelling alphabet

You should know these words by heart – they will help you to understand and be understood when spelling words. Even native speakers are easily confused when they have to write down messages on the phone.

Practice spelling your name: for example my first name – Jonathan – is spelt like this:

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and my surname, Lewis:

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you can also download a PDF if you go to the ‘supports PDF’ link above.

spelling test

Regardez cette vidéo et notez les prénoms des personnes interrogées. Si vous avez un doute, vous pouvez vérifier les réponses plus bas. Bon courage pour le dernier prénom!
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réponses : mike, jim, colin, irene, edwina, megan, jonathan platt, eamonn whelan, iram, saffora, giollaiosa

L’alphabet

These seven words have the same vowel sounds as the letters in the alphabet. Practise spelling your name in English.

1 say : a, h, j, k
2 see : b, c, d, e, g, p, t, v, z (in american english)
3 bed : f, l, m, n, s, x, z (zed – in british english)
4 eye : i, y
5 go : o
6 you : q, u, w
7 car : r

Watch the video, then practise saying the following initials in English:

FBI
BBC
EDF
CIA
NBA
ASAP (as soon as possible)
DIY (do it yourself – le bricolage)
YMCA (like the song! it stands for ‘Young Men’s Christian Association’)

l’alphabet en anglais

These seven words have the same vowel sounds as the letters in the alphabet. Practise spelling your name in English.

1 say : a, h, j, k
2 see : b, c, d, e, g, p, t, v, z (in american english)
3 bed : f, l, m, n, s, x, z (zed – in british english)
4 eye : i, y
5 go : o
6 you : q, u, w
7 car : r

Watch the video, then practise saying the following initials in English:

FBI
BBC
EDF
CIA
NBA
ASAP (as soon as possible)
DIY (do it yourself – le bricolage)
YMCA (like the song! it stands for ‘Young Men’s Christian Association’)

Easier way! Try singing along with this song for children: