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Know Your Alphabet: Vowels and Consonants 3

In this worksheet, students examine the vowels and consonants in words to consolidate their understanding of these and other terms.

'Know Your Alphabet: Vowels and Consonants 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Know Alphabet Order

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

There are 26 letters in the alphabet.


 

The letters a, e, i, o and u are vowels and are the rest are consonants.

 

Vowels are special letters because every word has at least one vowel in it.

cat (one vowel)

sheep (two vowels)

kangaroo (four vowels)

 

The letter 'y' is a consonant but it sometimes acts like a vowel. It is acting as a vowel in these words:

pony

fly

spy

 

In this worksheet you can practise identifying vowels and consonants in words.

Choose the correct word to fill the gap.

 

The letters a, e, i, o and u are called __________.

vowels

consonants

Choose the correct word to fill the gap.

 

Letters that are not vowels are called __________.

sentences

capitals

consonants

True or false?

 

Every word must have at least two vowels in it.

true

false

True or false?

 

The letter w acts as a consonant and a vowel.

true

false

Count how many consonants there are in this word:

 

elephant

4

5

6

Count how many vowels there are in this word:

 

antelope

3

4

5

Count how many consonants there are in this word:

 

telephone

4

5

6

Count how many vowels there are in this word:

 

aeroplane

3

4

5

This time, see if you can count how many vowels there are in a whole sentence.

 

Annie rode her bike to school.

9

10

11

Now count the consonants in the same sentence.

 

Annie rode her bike to school.

12

13

14

  • Question 1

Choose the correct word to fill the gap.

 

The letters a, e, i, o and u are called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
vowels
  • Question 2

Choose the correct word to fill the gap.

 

Letters that are not vowels are called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
consonants
  • Question 3

True or false?

 

Every word must have at least two vowels in it.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
Every word must have at least one vowel in it, but many do not have two vowels.
  • Question 4

True or false?

 

The letter w acts as a consonant and a vowel.

CORRECT ANSWER
false
EDDIE SAYS
It is the letter 'y' that can act as a vowel or a consonant.
  • Question 5

Count how many consonants there are in this word:

 

elephant

CORRECT ANSWER
5
  • Question 6

Count how many vowels there are in this word:

 

antelope

CORRECT ANSWER
4
  • Question 7

Count how many consonants there are in this word:

 

telephone

CORRECT ANSWER
5
  • Question 8

Count how many vowels there are in this word:

 

aeroplane

CORRECT ANSWER
5
  • Question 9

This time, see if you can count how many vowels there are in a whole sentence.

 

Annie rode her bike to school.

CORRECT ANSWER
11
  • Question 10

Now count the consonants in the same sentence.

 

Annie rode her bike to school.

CORRECT ANSWER
13
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