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Distinguish Between 'ng' and 'nk'

In this worksheet, students distinguish between the sounds 'ng' and 'nk'. The worksheet requires the student to listen to audio clips.

'Distinguish Between 'ng' and 'nk'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

It is easy to mix up 'ng' and 'nk' at the end of words.

Can you hear the difference between these two words?

 

eagle

 

little boy

 

You may have heard people say 'anythink' when really the word is 'anything'.

 

In this worksheet you can practise listening to words ending in 'ng' and 'nk' and see if you can hear the difference.

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

Quill ink

ng

nk

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

ring 

ng

nk

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

girl in pink dress

ng

nk

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

string

ng

nk

This time, look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

king 

king

kink

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

tank

tang

tank

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

boy drinking

dring

drink

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

girl on a swing

swing

swink

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

sink

sing

sink

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

spring

spring

sprink

  • Question 1

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

Quill ink

CORRECT ANSWER
nk
  • Question 2

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

ring 

CORRECT ANSWER
ng
  • Question 3

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

girl in pink dress

CORRECT ANSWER
nk
  • Question 4

Listen to the word and decide if it ends in 'ng' or 'nk'.

 

string

CORRECT ANSWER
ng
  • Question 5

This time, look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

king 

CORRECT ANSWER
king
  • Question 6

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

tank

CORRECT ANSWER
tank
  • Question 7

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

boy drinking

CORRECT ANSWER
drink
  • Question 8

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

girl on a swing

CORRECT ANSWER
swing
  • Question 9

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

sink

CORRECT ANSWER
sink
  • Question 10

Look at the picture and say the word out loud, then choose the correct spelling.

 

spring

CORRECT ANSWER
spring
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