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Spelling Sounds f (ff) 2

In this worksheet, students will practice spelling words with the 'f' sound that are spelled 'ff' and 'f'.

'Spelling Sounds f (ff) 2' 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

Sometimes the 'f' sound in a word is spelled 'ff'.

 

dog Little girl hugging dog

 

My dog says woof.

 

Her dog ran off.

 

In this worksheet you look at different words that use 'f' and 'ff'.

Look at this:

scarf

Pick the correct spelling.

scarf

scarff

Look at this:

handcuffs

Pick the correct spelling.

handcuff

handcuf

Look at this:

Hand turning off a switch

 

Pick the correct spelling.

Of and on

Off and on

Look at this:

Cliff

 

Pick the correct spelling.

A red cliff.

A red clif.

Look at this:

smoke

 

Pick the correct spelling.

A puff of smoke.

A puf of smoke.

Look at this:

 

Pick the correct spelling.

My sports stuff.

My sports stuf.

Look at this:

Dog in the snow

 

Pick the correct spelling.

A scruffy dog.

A scrufy dog.

Look at this:

leaf

 

Pick the correct spelling.

A white and green leaff.

A white and green leaf.

Look at this:

Traffic

 

Pick the correct spelling.

There is too much trafic.

There is too much traffic.

Look at this:

Chef

 

Pick the correct spelling.

This cheff is busy.

This chef is busy.

  • Question 1

Look at this:

scarf

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
scarf
EDDIE SAYS
The trick here is to remember the rule that the phoneme 'ff' often comes after a short vowel sound. For example in the word 'boss' the 'o' makes a short vowel sound so is then followed by the phoneme 'ff' rather than 'f'.
  • Question 2

Look at this:

handcuffs

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
handcuff
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The word 'handcuff' uses the phoneme 'ff'. Remember when a short vowel sound is heard the word is spelt with a double 'f'.
  • Question 3

Look at this:

Hand turning off a switch

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
Off and on
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! Here you needed to spell the word 'off' correctly. This example uses the phoneme 'ff'. Remember the rule! You can do this!
  • Question 4

Look at this:

Cliff

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
A red cliff.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct spelling is to use the phoneme 'ff'. 'Cliff' has the short vowel sound 'i' which means that it needs a double 'ff'. Keep it up super star.
  • Question 5

Look at this:

smoke

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
A puff of smoke.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Keep reminding yourself that if there is a short vowel sound before the 'f' sound, you need to double the 'f'.
  • Question 6

Look at this:

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
My sports stuff.
EDDIE SAYS
Have you got the hang of this now? As 'stuff' has the short vowel sound 'u' before the 'f', we double the 'f' and use the phoneme 'ff.
  • Question 7

Look at this:

Dog in the snow

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
A scruffy dog.
EDDIE SAYS
Again the rule is the same in this example. The phoneme 'ff' is used as it follows a short vowel sound. Great effort!
  • Question 8

Look at this:

leaf

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
A white and green leaf.
EDDIE SAYS
Now here the rule does not work. 'Leaf' does not have a short vowel sound. The phoneme 'ea' makes a long vowel sound. This means we only need to use one 'f'.
  • Question 9

Look at this:

Traffic

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
There is too much traffic.
EDDIE SAYS
Did you pick the right one? As the word 'traffic' has a short vowel sound the correct spelling uses the double 'ff'. Nearly there!
  • Question 10

Look at this:

Chef

 

Pick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
This chef is busy.
EDDIE SAYS
This is tricky as this word does not fit with the rule. The correct spelling for the word 'chef' only uses one 'f'.
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