英語で聞く: Spell as you pronounce

From BBC Learning English
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by Karen Zarindast

Learning a language is often tricky, particularly when it comes to spelling (…). “The Spell As You Pronounce Universal Project” (SAYPU) wants everyone to spell words the way they are pronounced. (It also wants) the world to spell in Latin script.
School children in English-speaking countries have difficulty spelling words such as ‘people’ and ‘friend’. (…)SAYPU suggests it is about time we started spelling what we pronounced (…) in all languages. Say, for instance, the word ‘oui’ – or ‘yes’ in French – would be spelled WEE and the word ‘Leute’ in German – meaning ‘people’ – as LOITE. The director of Logos Capital, Jaber George, who is launching the programme today, insists their aim is to help raise worldwide literacy levels by making spelling easier.

Homework
After reading the text, think of the questions below and write an answer to ONE of them (5-10 sentences):
1. What do you think about the SAYPU project?
2. Is English spelling difficult for you? What is difficult / easy in it?
3. Make your own sentences with the words written in bold.

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