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Guess the Grapheme: Long Vowel Phonemes

In this worksheet, students revise work from Year 1, matching the long vowel phonemes to their graphemes.

'Guess the Grapheme: Long Vowel Phonemes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Phoneme and Grapheme Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Say these 5 vowels out loud as you read them:

a  e  i  o  u

 

Now, listen to the these sounds (phonemes). They sound like the letters you have just read out loud, but they look very different:

ai sounds like the vowel called letter a
ee sounds like the vowel called letter e
igh sounds like the vowel called letter i
oa sounds like the vowel called letter o
oo sounds like the vowel called letter u

 

These sounds (phonemes) are called long vowel sounds.

A long vowel phoneme is a sound which is the same as, or very similar to the letter name of one of the vowels.

     

Now, listen to the words in this worksheet. Try and work out which of the long vowel phonemes they contain and the letters (graphemes) that make those sounds.

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

ai

ee

igh

oa

oo

  • Question 1

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

CORRECT ANSWER
ai
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word train is 'ai'.
  • Question 2

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
oo
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word boot is 'oo'.
  • Question 3

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
igh
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the middle of the word knight is 'igh'.
  • Question 4

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
ee
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word feet is 'ee'.
  • Question 5

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
oa
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word coat is 'oa'.
  • Question 6

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
oo
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word moon is 'oo'.
  • Question 7

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
ee
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word sleep is 'ee'.
  • Question 8

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
oa
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word boat is 'oa'.
  • Question 9

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

 

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
igh
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word fight is 'igh'.
  • Question 10

Look at the picture and listen to the sound clip.

Which long vowel phoneme can you hear in the word?

Which letters make that sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
ai
EDDIE SAYS
The phoneme in the word rain is 'ai'.
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