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Understand Sounds

In this worksheet, students read words and decide whether they begin with the same sound or not.

'Understand Sounds' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:  Phonological Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

When two words begin with the same sound it is called alliteration.

Both these words begin with the same sound:

kind   cow

 

It is the sound that is important, not the way that the word is spelt.

 

In this worksheet you can practise reading different words and deciding whether or not they begin with the same sound.

Read these two words:

 

cat    circle

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

yes

no

Read these two words:

 

photo   fog

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

yes

no

Read these two words:

 

kite   coat

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

yes

no

Read these two words:

 

autumn   order

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

yes

no

Read these two words:

 

early   urgent

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

yes

no

Read these two words:


chips   Christmas

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

yes

no

This time, read the words in the list and tick three that begin with the same sound as skate.

shell

school

shadow

scare

skim

Tick three words that begin with the same sound as phone.

ferry

pay

present

photo

fig

Tick three words that begin with the same sound as easy.

eel

Easter

early

equal

edge

Tick three words that begin with the same sound as April.

armour

ache

airport

ancient

aim

  • Question 1

Read these two words:

 

cat    circle

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
They both begin with the same letter, but the 'c' in 'circle' sounds like 's'.
  • Question 2

Read these two words:

 

photo   fog

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ph' in 'photo' sounds like 'f'.
  • Question 3

Read these two words:

 

kite   coat

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
The 'k' and 'c' make the same sound here.
  • Question 4

Read these two words:

 

autumn   order

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
The 'au' in 'autumn' sounds like 'or'.
  • Question 5

Read these two words:

 

early   urgent

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

CORRECT ANSWER
yes
EDDIE SAYS
The 'ear' and 'ur' make the same sound here.
  • Question 6

Read these two words:


chips   Christmas

 

Do they begin with the same sound as each other?

CORRECT ANSWER
no
EDDIE SAYS
The 'Ch' in 'Christmas' sounds like 'k'.
  • Question 7

This time, read the words in the list and tick three that begin with the same sound as skate.

CORRECT ANSWER
school
scare
skim
  • Question 8

Tick three words that begin with the same sound as phone.

CORRECT ANSWER
ferry
photo
fig
  • Question 9

Tick three words that begin with the same sound as easy.

CORRECT ANSWER
eel
Easter
equal
  • Question 10

Tick three words that begin with the same sound as April.

CORRECT ANSWER
ache
ancient
aim
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