Sometimes it is important that the information we transmit it absolutely correctly received. For this reason sometime we my spell as word and to do this we use the Phonetic Alphabet.
The full alphabet plus the correct pronunciations of numbers is shown at the foot of this page.
When we spell a word we use a pro-word “I SPELL” to indicate that we are about to spell a word.
LEARN: Before the course, make sure you know the phonetic alphabet – practice by spelling everyday items using the phonetic alphabet.
If we want to spell “Dipsy” we would say:
I SPELL, DIPSY, DELTA INDIA PAPA SIERRA YANKEE, DIPSY
Note that you say the word you are spelling at the start and end.
If you are spelling more than word you can insert the word “NEW WORD”. For example to spell Tinky Winky we would say:
I SPELL, TINKY WINKY, TANGO INDIA NOVEMBER KILO YANKEE, NEW WORD, WHISKEY INDIA NOVEMBER KILO YANKEE, TINKY WINKY
Learning the Alphabet
Use these slides to help you learn the phonetic alphabet – then test yourself be spelling out every day words.
|I||India||IN DEE AH|
|J||Juliett||JEW LEE ETT|
|N||November||NO VEM BER|
|R||Romeo||ROW ME OH|
|S||Sierra||SEE AIR RAH|
|U||Uniform||YOU NEE FORM|
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