Language is tricky. Not only are there multiple ways to spell the same word, but there are silent letters, emphasis on certain syllables, and basically a bunch of ways to say common everyday words wrong.
After all, everything sounds right in your head until you say it out loud and everyone looks at you funny.
Hopefully this will help you at least a little bit.
Definition: A smoked hot chili pepper used especially in Mexican cooking.
Wrong: Chip – oat – lay
Right: Cheep – oat – lay
Definition: A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.
Definition: A sandwich made with slices of spiced meat cooked on a spit, served with salad in pita bread.
Wrong: Juh – eye – roh or gee – roh
Right: Yee – roh
Definition: A lack of spirit, enthusiasm, or interest.
Definition: Strong black coffee made by forcing steam through ground coffee beans.
Wrong: Ex – press – so
Right: Es – press – so
Definition: An instruction written by a medical practitioner that authorizes a patient to be provided a medicine or treatment.
Wrong: Pur – scrip – shun
Right: Pre – scrip – shun
Definition: A person who applies for a job or is nominated for election.
Wrong: Can – uh – date
Right: Can – da – date
Definition: A frozen dessert made with fruit juice added to milk or cream, egg white, or gelatin.
Wrong: Sure – burt
Right: Sure – bit
Definition: A puzzle in which players insert the numbers one to nine into a grid.
Wrong: Suh – doe – coo
Right: Soo – doe – coo
Definition: A specialized but profitable corner of the market.
Definition: Having a great deal of money; wealthy.
Wrong: Aff – lue (stress here) – ent
Right: Aff (stress here) – lue – ent
Definition: Put an end to; dispose of decisively.
Wrong: Ki – bosh
Right: Key – bosh
Definition: A South American palm tree producing small edible blackish-purple berries.
Wrong: Ak – kay
Right: Ah – sah – ee
Definition: A symbol used to mark printed or written text, typically as a reference to an annotation or to stand for omitted matter.
Wrong: As – tricks
Right: As – ter – isk
Definition: A small cart with a single wheel.
Wrong: Weel – barrel
Right: Weel – barrow
Definition: A grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.