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Spelling: u or ou? 3

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

'Spelling: u or ou? 3' 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 missing word.

I ______________ the amount of money.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

My teacher, Mrs Side, really ______________ me in Drama.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The children were very _____________ when they went to find help.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"We have six ______________!" said Jenny.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"He really ______________ on the school trip!" the teacher exclaimed.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

There are three _____________ people on the ferry.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The carriages were _____________ together.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

All the runners are exhausted – they've had ______________.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

I'm the _______________ in my family.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The prizes for the tombola have all been _______________ from 1 to 100.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

  • Question 1

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

I ______________ the amount of money.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

My teacher, Mrs Side, really ______________ me in Drama.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
encouraged
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 3

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The children were very _____________ when they went to find help.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
courageous
EDDIE SAYS
The word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 4

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"We have six ______________!" said Jenny.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

"He really ______________ on the school trip!" the teacher exclaimed.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

CORRECT ANSWER
flourished
EDDIE SAYS
This word uses the 'ou' grapheme.
  • Question 6

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

There are three _____________ people on the ferry.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The carriages were _____________ together.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

All the runners are exhausted – they've had ______________.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

I'm the _______________ in my family.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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

Press the button to listen to the missing word.

The prizes for the tombola have all been _______________ from 1 to 100.

 

Type the missing word below and think carefully about whether to use 'ou' or 'u'.

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