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Practise Spelling Tricky Words

In this worksheet, students will practise recognising the common exception words that cannot be sounded out.

'Practise Spelling Tricky Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spell Common Exception Words

Popular topics:   Spelling worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

When we are learning to read and spell we use letter sounds to help sound out words.


c a t  spells cat


l e g  spells leg


Some words do not use these common sounds. They are hard to spell because you cannot sound them out.

You are going to learn how to spell some of these words.


Read this sentence out loud.

The alien is getting dressed.  


The word is uses an s but it sounds like a z.


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