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Tuesday, 27 July  2004   What’s your name?

Today we visit the University of Adelaide. We asked students there “What’s your name?” and “Where do you live?” Watch the story, and then you can get some tips on pronunciation and practical information like writing addresses.



What's your name?
My name is Alex.

Can you tell me how to spell your name please?
A-L-E-X.

Where do you live?
17 Courage Drive, Dernancourt.

What's your name?
My name is Sam.

How do you spell that?
S-A-M.

Where do you live?
I live in Tranmere.

What's your name?
My name is Sarah-Rose

How do you spell that?
S-A-R-A-H R-O-S-E.

Where do you live?
I live at 30 Harrison Road, Renown Park.

And the postcode?
And the postcode is 5008.

Can you tell me what your name is?
My name is Justin Rowntree.

And can you spell that for me please?
Yes, it is J-U-S-T-I-N.
My home address is 27 Rosetta Street, Collinswood.

What's your name?
My name is Melita.

Can you tell me how to spell your name please?
M-E-L-I-T-A.

Where do you live?
26 Lancier Crescent, Dernancourt.

Can you tell me what your name is?
Michael.

And can you spell that for me please?
M-I-C-H-A-E-L.

What's your name?
My name is Susan

How do you spell that?
S-U-S-A-N.

What's your address?
My address is 3 Honeysuckle Grove, Aldgate.

And the postcode?
My postcode is 5152.

multiple choice quiz

story notes
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This is how we pronounce the formal alphabet we use when we are asked to spell words.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  

We use these sound for capital letters and ordinary letters, so we spell the name Alex like this:
  A -l-e-x

This is also an alphabet of common sounds for letters in English. It can be used to help sound out words you don’t know how to pronounce.

  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

It doesn’t matter if the letters are capital letters or ordinary letters.
So we can sound out the name Alex like this:
  A-l-e-x Alex

Here are some more tips to help you pronounce words.

These combinations of letters often have these sounds.
ch chill
th that
ph phone

There are long vowel sounds:
A E I O U

There are short vowel sounds:
a i e o u

We mostly use long vowel sounds if a word ends with an e after the vowel and a consonant. Listen to these examples:
base
home
here
mice
tune

These combinations of letters often have these sounds.
ea /ie / ee mean / thief / peep
ou / ow sound / cow
aw claw, flaw, law
oo moon, goose
ui fruit, suit

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