Quiz: vowel pronunciation, part one
The English alphabet has just 5 vowels, but British English has around 20 contrasting vowel sounds. Our dictionary pronunciations use special symbols to represent these, because the spelling often doesn’t tell us what vowel sound to make and can even be totally misleading!
In the quiz below we’ve grouped together words based on Oxford English Dictionary pronunciations which share the same vowel, but on each page there’s an imposter. Can you identify the odd-one-out from each of these groups?