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Understanding spelling over the phone

Trying to understand spelling over the phone can be difficult for English learners.

But don’t feel bad…it is the same for native speakers, especially when the speaker has an accent!

The best thing to do is ask the person to say a ‘word’ for the letter.

So for my name (Lesley) I might say: Lima-echo-scotland-lima-echo-yellow

This is when phonetic alphabets help!

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