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Spelling: u or ou? 1

In this worksheet, students will need to decide whether to use 'u' or 'ou' to spell different words.

'Spelling: u or ou? 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Press the button to listen to the sound.

This short 'u' sound can be spelt using these graphemes:

u

ou

 

Look at the different spellings of this word – which spelling is correct?

touch

tuch

 

 

In this worksheet, you need to decide which grapheme is needed to spell each word correctly.

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

duble

double

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

drum

droum

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

butterfly

boutterfly

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

truble

trouble

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

curage

courage

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

jumping

joumping

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

cuple

couple

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

rugh

rough

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

yung

young

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

numbers

noumbers

  • Question 1

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
double
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 2

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
drum
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 3

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
butterfly
EDDIE SAYS
The word uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 4

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
trouble
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 5

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
courage
EDDIE SAYS
This word used the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 6

Press the button to listen to the word.

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
jumping
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'u' grapheme.
  • Question 7

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
couple
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 8

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
rough
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 9

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
young
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 10

Press the button to listen to the word.

 

​Tick the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
numbers
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'u' grapheme.
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