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Revise Adjacent Consonants: -tch 1

In this worksheet students decide whether to use -ch or -tch at the end of a word.

'Revise Adjacent Consonants: -tch 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Distinguish Different Spellings of Same Sound

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The letters 'tch' make the same sound as 'ch' at the end of a word.

 

witch

witch

 

peach

peach

 

It can be hard to know whether to put a 't' before the 'ch' or not, but there is a rule that can help.

 

If there is a short vowel sound just before the 'ch', then put in a 't' as well.

match

itch

 

Otherwise just use 'ch'.

reach

bench

(The vowel sound in 'bench' is short, but there is an 'n' between the vowel and the 'ch', so you don't need to add a 't')

 

Of course, there are always exceptions to a rule, and here are three words that ought to have 'tch' but don't!

much

rich

such

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

beach

beach

beatch

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

lunch

lunch

luntch

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

sewing

stitch

stich

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

coach

coach

coatch

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

teacher

teach

teatch

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Mina couldn't reatch the top shelf so she stood on a chair.

correct

not correct

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Tim threw the stick and his dog Freddie ran to fetch it.

correct

not correct

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Dean doesn't like sprouts mutch.

correct

not correct

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Josie gave her mum a big buntch of flowers.

correct

not correct

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Ty took a great catch to win the game.

correct

not correct

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

beach

CORRECT ANSWER
beach
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ea' is a long vowel sound, so you don't need a 't'.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

lunch

CORRECT ANSWER
lunch
EDDIE SAYS
The 'u' is a short vowel sound, but there is an 'n' before the 'ch' so we don't need a 't'.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

sewing

CORRECT ANSWER
stitch
EDDIE SAYS
The 'i' is short, so we need to put in a 't'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

coach

CORRECT ANSWER
coach
EDDIE SAYS
The 'oa' is a long vowel sound so we don't need a 't'.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to go with the picture.

 

teacher

CORRECT ANSWER
teach
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ea' is a long vowel sound, so you don't need a 't'.
  • Question 6

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Mina couldn't reatch the top shelf so she stood on a chair.

CORRECT ANSWER
not correct
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ea' is long so we don't need a 't'.
  • Question 7

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Tim threw the stick and his dog Freddie ran to fetch it.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
The sound in fetch is short so we need to use 'tch'
  • Question 8

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Dean doesn't like sprouts mutch.

CORRECT ANSWER
not correct
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember that 'much' is one of the exceptions mentioned in the introduction?
  • Question 9

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Josie gave her mum a big buntch of flowers.

CORRECT ANSWER
not correct
EDDIE SAYS
We don't need a 't' because there is already an 'n' before the 'ch'.
  • Question 10

Read this sentence and decide whether the word in bold is spelt correctly or not.

 

Ty took a great catch to win the game.

CORRECT ANSWER
correct
EDDIE SAYS
The a sound is short so we need to use 'tch'
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