This Unit deals with words ending in et, ot, ate or ite. These endings often sound the same, as the vowel can make the schwa sound, /Ə/ , so the final syllable says /Ət/. For example:
|ot as in pilot||ate as in chocolate||ite as in favourite
If you are unsure about the schwa sound, look back at Unit 24.
This table has some examples of the final syllable /Ət/, spelled with different vowels. As you can see, the most common ending here is -ot:
|Note: words marked * are homophones. Please see page 5.|
|1. Invent a 'spelling language': write the words and, as you write, say the word aloud, changing the schwa sound to the vowel you can see. For example: say carrOt|
2. Pick a word you are sure you know e.g. pilot.
Make links between that word and the one you want to learn.
Drawing cartoons may help you remember. For example:
|A pilot with his parrot.|
|Go to the next page: the sound /it/ spelled et.|