Posted by: jockmackenzie | September 10, 2011

Booklet for the Middle Years Alphabet – Page 4

The NATO Phonetic Alphabet

Knowledge of the phonetic alphabet has many practical applications. I use it on the phone to clarify my postal code (Tango 4 November, 5 Echo 2) or when correcting a misunderstanding – “No, F as in Foxtrot, not S.” My daughter, the paramedic uses it. I witnessed a front desk girl in a tire shop ordering parts and using the phonetic alphabet to note the numerous letters used in that trade. Of course, pilots and the police and the military use the alphabet on numerous occasions.

This page also introduces the idea of the pangram – a sentence that uses all of the letters of the alphabet. Students are challenged to create pangrams of their own.


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