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Long and Short Vowels

In this worksheet, students decide whether words contain long or short vowel sounds. The worksheet requires the student to listen to audio clips.

'Long and Short Vowels' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 2 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Decode Words

Popular topics:   Reading Comprehension worksheets, Alphabet worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

There are 26 letters in the alphabet. Five of them are vowels.

All words have vowels in them, but sometimes they make short sounds and sometimes they make long sounds.


These words all have short vowel sounds:







These words have more than one vowel in them, and the sounds they make are long.







In this worksheet you can practise listening to words and deciding whether the vowel sounds in them are long or short.

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