In English, spelling is just as important as pronunciation and grammar, because one misspelled word can make your sentence difficult to read or understand. Check out the examples below to make sure that you avoid choosing the incorrect word with the same - or similar - pronunciation.
What is rhubarb? Most Japanese people have probably never heard of it, let alone seen it. Rhubarb is a vegetable with thick red stalks and big green leaves. Unlike most other vegetables, you won't see rhubarb tossed into a salad, stir fried, or added to a soup. It is most often used in dessert recipes and has a sour taste, which is almost always sweetened with sugar.
Question: What is in your bag?
My answer: There is a foldable umbrella, a tube of chapstick, a scarf, a woolly hat, and some packs of tissues in my bag. My wallet and cell phone are also in my bag. There are a set of keys for Sunrise in the front pocket of my bag.
Question: What is on your desk?
My answer: There are many credit card receipts on my desk. There is a Falcon drawing pen, a watercolor set, and some postage stamps on the left side of my computer. There is a red lamp on the right side of my computer.
Question: What is behind your home?
My answer: There are cherry blossom trees behind my home. In the trees, there are many brown eared bulbuls. Brown eared bulbuls are cute birds that make a lot of noise. There are also many bicycles and scooters behind my home.
Question: What is in your fridge?
My answer: There is a block of cheddar cheese, a carton of soy milk, an opened bottle of champagne, and a pack of dates in my fridge. The dates are not so good. There are also three eggs, four carrots, three sweet potatoes, and four green peppers. There are three containers of homemade chicken & red pepper soup.
Question: What do you do on the Internet?
My answer: I read the news on the Internet. I buy rice, dog food, and books on Amazon. I watch animal videos and movie trailers on YouTube. I watch American TV shows on Netflix.
Last month I went to the English Festival at Hankyu Department Store. Every year I go there to stock up on scones, clotted cream, and jam. Even though I arrived there as soon as it opened, a long line had already formed so I was forced to wait close to one hour for my coveted scones.
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