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Alphabet Practice for Spelling

Alphabet practice for spelling is designed to review the pronunciation of letters for accurate spelling. It’s an easy lesson but worth reviewing to refresh your pronunciation and accuracy for IELTS listening section 1.

Alphabet Review

 A  B   C   D  E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L  M   N   O   P   Q  R   S   T   U  V   W   X   Y   Z  


Similar Letters Practice

Listen to the pronunciation of the following similar letters.

  1.  B / P
  2. D / T
  3. S / X
  4. J / G
  5. M / N
  6. K / Q
  7. U / Y
  8. V / W
  9. Z (UK pronunciation & US pronunciation)


Practice Listening for Letters

Write down the letter you hear. There will be 15 letters given. Each letter will be said only once.


  1. S
  2. T
  3. P
  4. R
  5. U
  6. G
  7. I
  8. A
  9. Q
  10. X
  11. J
  12. B
  13. C
  14. F
  15. N



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  1. Thank you very muck <3

  2. I love your work. You are nice teacher…

  3. Nice presentation Maam

  4. Hlo mam
    Your videos are very helpful for me. Thank you for this video. Because I am confused between two letter (a) and (e). Can you send me one full test of listening. Because my test is on 11 November. So please can you help me.
    I would be grateful if you could reply me.

    • You can find a free full listening test on this page: http://ieltsliz.com/useful-websites-and-resources-for-ielts/. But I also recommend you buy the IELTS Cambridge books 9 – 12 which contain real IELTS tests for you to practise before your test.

      • Omme_hashmi says:

        Hi Liz….
        Love ur Lectures so much…..They r so beneficial…..Can u plzzz tel me where I can get the IELTS Cambridge books 9_12?????

        • Omme_hashmi says:

          My test is on 11 November…..I just started prearing since 4 days because I booked the date for test one week before…..I’m so worried because I have very less time…..can u plzzz guide me….would it be enough if I go through all ur lectures just once as only 4 days r left for test ???? THANK U SO SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL LESSONS…….😊

          • Take a look at each main page of this website which is accessed through the red bar at the top of the website.

            • Omme_hashmi says:

              Is it necessary to write the first letter Capital while transferring answers to the answer sheat???? For example the answer in completing the sentence was chemicals…..should we write Chemicals or chemicals???? Thanks in advance…..
              Sorry another question is if I didn’t have a look on IELTS Cambridge books would that affect my preparation & scoring high????

        • You can buy them online or ask a student if they have them or try to find them locally.

  5. Hi Liz,
    Firstly, thanks for your helpful tips. Coming to my question I attempted a mock test online for listening and an answer to one question was ‘color’ and I wrote it exactly but was marked wrong as the correct answer was ‘colour’. In the next mock when I wrote ‘colour’ to another question it was still marked wrong because the correct spelling was ‘color’. I’m confused please help me with the correct word.

  6. Hi Liz, thank you for your lessons and advice. I am looking for a website to practice spelling out, but i only find general spelling websites. I only want to practice spelling out, letter by letter, like in IELTS listening test about names. Do you know if there is any website to practice that? (I already checked your useful websites section, and no site in there is what I am looking for)
    Thank you in advance!

  7. How can I download your audios for my classes?

    • At present I don’t have that option, you will need to play them online. Next year I will try to organise extra resources for IELTS teachers which can be downloaded.

  8. Kanchan Chowdhury says:

    How to differentiate B and V?

  9. DEAR LIZ,

  10. can u check page alphabet, it is impossible play sound

  11. Dear Liz,

    I learnt three years of English at Algeria University (Civilization) but I still have difficulties in listening beacause we did not practice that skill at all during 03 years.

    Could you advice.

    Many thanks

  12. Hi Liz
    i am appearing for IELTS ,exam one month after, iam practising exam with cambridge english IELTS books and i notice that reading is very hard for me to get in, where as, i am able to get 26 marks out of 40 in listing test and its very hard to get 10 marks in reading and coming to writing and speaking. iam capable of doing it to some extends , so i am wondering how to improve my reading skills even though i watched all your videos and videos on reading in youtube which doesn’t make much influence on my reading skills., pls help me in getting nice band score in READING., thanks for your time., pls help me.,

  13. hi .. i want to ask some questions:
    1. can i write all the answers in capital letters in listening test? like if its Sweden then can i write SWEDEN..all the answers like this..
    2.can i do the whole paper with pencil (reading,writing,listening)
    3. reading test is much difficult for me.m good in listening as well as i can write ..but in reading i dont know whats wrong i dont understand either to read the whole passage or reading of questions first..specially in true false notgiven..
    m doing self study and taking test this month..

  14. Le Hoang says:

    Dear Liz,

    Thank for your lesson of differentiating two similar letters: B and P. Actually, I used to find this difficult. However, after visiting your site, it is no longer my challenge.

  15. Husmukh says:

    Hi Liz,
    Your voice is very charming and your advice / tips and this site is very useful.
    Thanks for helping us.

  16. hi lizy
    i like your IELTS very much
    thanks you in advance

  17. Lightness says:

    Thank you so much Liz,
    You are such a savior….all this is because of your lessons they helped me so much.
    thank you so much for your advice am working on it….

    Be Blessed…!

  18. Lightness says:

    Thank you alot for your lessons…they have been so helpful.
    Well my scores for IELTS are L=6.0 R=5.5 Wr=5.5 SP=7.0 = Band score 6.0
    Please help me to know if that band score is acceptable in bachelor level in universities or if i want to apply for job because some of institution require that result, i want to study or work in Australia.
    Please advice from what you know..it will be a relief at least..

    • Band score 6 overall is the usual requirements for degrees. However, you must contact the university you want to go to and check their specific requirements for the course you want. There can be variations in requirements.
      All the best

  19. I have given my IELTS-Academic with 3 to 4 days exams . I watched some videos from you tube and my score was not impressive . I got L=6 , R = 5 , Wr= 6 and speaking 6.5. I want to reappear but unable to develop my interest. Can I get 6.5 overall with 5.5 minimum or 7 overall by preparing it for three weeks. Please advice.

    • You need to get your English language checked. It is possible that your level of English is below band score 7 which would make it very difficult to get 7. If that is the case, it will take time to develop your English to reach band 7. I suggest you approach an experienced IELTS teacher for assessment of your English language.
      All the best

  20. Hi liz
    I have my Ielts exam on this Saturday, I have been practicing, could you please clear my confusion. such as can we write all the listening answers in upper case another if in first sentence it’s written Blue Ray apartment and in second, which is accepted Sun Shade apartment or Sunshade apartment?

  21. Madam Liz,
    How would it look like if you organize the sounds of B, P and V in a same line ? Because V always gives me problem.

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