A2 Vocabulary Article

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A2 Vocabulary Article
This is our A2 Vocabulary Article set at a Pre-Intermediate level from our collection of interactive activities featuring a wide range of educational subjects and topics of general interest.
The definite article ‘the’ is pronounced in two different ways. We normally pronounce ‘the’ with a short sound [thuh] for words such as the sky, the pineapple. However, when ‘the’ comes before a vowel sound, we pronounce it as a long [thee] for words such as the ice cream, the underground, the orange.

Here are some more examples:

Words beginning with a vowel but use the short sound [thuh] the university, the uniform, the universe

Words beginning with a consonant but use the long sound [thee] the hour, the honour student, the honest person

Try this quiz. Choose either the long sound [thee] or short sound [thuh] for ‘the’.

Watch the video about suffix -or.
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The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become.
Our A2 Word Searches are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.

Word puzzles require not just a good vocabulary and a knack for spelling, but the ability to think logically and strategically, particularly in the case of crossword puzzle.

Our A2 Crosswords provide a way to think about how to spell link words correctly to complete the task.

Our hangman puzzles are especially helpful with vocabulary retention for any subject.

Therefore, doing puzzles like the ones we have on this site will be useful for you as you try to retain new words in a different language.

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