Why is spelling important?

  • Good spelling facilitates communication.
  • Good spelling avoids confusion.
  • Bad spelling does not leave a good impression.

Watch the video and see some examples.

As you can see, spelling is very important when we give our names to avoid misspelling. So, let's learn how to spell!

Below there is the alphabet. Listen to the pronunciation of each letter to identify each sound of the alphabet.

Listening practice
A = [eɪ] B = [biː] C = [siː] D = [diː] E = [iː]
F = [ɛf] G = [dʒiː] H = [eɪtʃ] I = [aɪ] J = [dʒeɪ]
K = [keɪ] L = [ɛl] M = [ɛm] N = [ɛn] O = [oʊ]
P = [piː] Q = [kjuː] R = [ɑr] S = [ɛs] T = [tiː]
U = [juː] V = [viː] W = [ˈdʌbəl juː] say: double-ju X = [ɛks] Y = [waɪ]
Z = [zɛd] in British English, [ziː] in American English




Matching exercise

Es Write the following letters that matchs with their correct sounds.

Escucha las siguientes letras y escríbelas en el espacio que corresponda.

1. Z

2. I

3. A

4. J

5. G

6. Y

Complete all the gaps to get feedback.

Can you spell your name?

Listening exercise

Es Listen to the conversations and complete the form with the correct name or surname.

Escucha las conversaciones y completa los formularios con el nombre o apellido de la persona.

Notice that surname and last name are the same. Surname is British English and last name is American English.

Cultural Clip

There are seven ways to spell the sound ‘ee’ in English. This sentence contains all of them: ‘He believed Caesar could see people seizing the seas’.