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Sounds and Blending 2

In this worksheet, students are encouraged to revise the sounds (phonemes) that different letters (graphemes) make by using pseudo words.

'Sounds and Blending 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

WATCH OUT! An alien has landed!

  

Alien

"Cheeng!"

 

What is this alien saying?  

Use your sounds to read all the words you can see.

What can you hear?

nosip

snop

What can you hear?

zorck

soor

What can you hear?

shuhic

thuvid

What can you hear?

quam

quag

What can you hear?

leeb

lairab

What can you hear?

aysh

oysh

What can you hear?

iurf

jawf

What can you hear?

yore

yure

What can you hear?

foib

oib

What can you hear?

goox

doox

  • Question 1

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
nosip
EDDIE SAYS
These words are alien words. They do not make sense and are not real words. The trick is to segment each word. Listen to what the alien says and repeat it yourself. Which option sounds most like the word the alien is saying? In this example the alien is saying 'n-o-s-i-p'. Give the next question a try.
  • Question 2

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
zorck
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the correct word? The correct word is 'zorck'. Think about the first sound of the word the alien is saying. Once you know what that first sound is you can look at the options given and see which option starts with the sound you identified. Remember you can listen to the alien word several times before you decide which word is correct.
  • Question 3

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
thuvid
EDDIE SAYS
Remember these words are made up. Don't try and make sense of them! Did you listen carefully to the alien word? 'Th-u-v-i-d' the word has 4 phonemes. Remember a phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. Just make sure you listen really carefully to what the alien is saying. Keep going!
  • Question 4

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
quam
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Now both these options start with the same phoneme 'qu'. You need to make sure you listen to the whole word carefully to identify all the phonemes correctly. Saying it aloud to yourself can help you to identify the sounds you can hear. You can do this!
  • Question 5

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
lairab
EDDIE SAYS
What a funny language the alien speaks! 'l-air-a-b' is a made up word and doesn't mean anything to us. It has the trigraph 'air'. Remember a trigraph is 3 letters that make one sound. We just need to be identify the sounds that are being said. Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 6

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
oysh
EDDIE SAYS
Are you starting to get the hang of this now? Remember the word will either begin with the digraph 'oy' or 'ay'. The phoneme 'oy' makes the sound like the 'oy' at the end of 'toy'. The phoneme 'ay' makes the same sound like the word 'pay'. You have got this!
  • Question 7

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
iurf
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on? The alien says 'i-ur-f'. This made up word has 3 phonemes. Remember listen to the word and say it to yourself. It can help to clap each sound you can hear.
  • Question 8

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
yure
EDDIE SAYS
Now this is a tricky one! Did you get it right? As both options start with the same sound the best thing to do is to look at the next sound in each word. The 'ore' trigraph makes the sound like in the word 'more'. The 'ure' trigraph makes the sound like in the word 'pure'. You are nearly there! High five!
  • Question 9

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
foib
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The alien is saying the word 'f-oi-b'. The word has 4 sounds. Remember to repeat the word aloud to yourself as this can help you to identify the correct sounds being said.
  • Question 10

What can you hear?

CORRECT ANSWER
goox
EDDIE SAYS
Fabulous effort! The alien is saying the word 'goox'. Although the words have some of the same phonemes the initial sound is different. Did you hear the correct first sound? Great effort.
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