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Spell Two-Syllable Words Containing Adjacent Consonants 1

In this worksheet, students revise spelling two-syllable words with short vowels and double consonants, such as 'bubble' and 'kettle'.

'Spell Two-Syllable Words Containing Adjacent Consonants 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Sometimes it is hard to know whether you need one consonant or two in the middle of a word when it has two syllables. 

 

For example, is it ketle or kettle?

 

The first 'e'  is a short vowel (like the 'e' in met) so you need to double the 't'. The correct spelling is kettle.

 

If the vowel is short (like the 'a' in cat, the 'e' in met, the 'i' in hit, the 'o' in pot and the 'u' in cut) then you double the consonant.

 

The 'a' is short, so the correct spelling is rabbit, not rabit.

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Katie had an __________ in her lunch box every day.

aple

apple

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

We are getting a new __________ for Christmas.

puppy

pupy

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I go __________ with my class every Monday.

swiming

swimming

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

We were so thirsty we drank a __________ of water after the race.

bottle

botle

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The baby shook its __________ and gurgled with laughter.

rattle

ratle

This time, write the missing word in the box.

The rabbit nibbled happily at its __________.

Write the missing word in the box.

 

Philip had a new __________ racquet for his birthday.

Write the missing word in the box.

 

I wrote a __________ to my Granny to thank her for my birthday present.

Write the missing word in the box.

Jessie made a big splash when she jumped into the __________.

Write the missing word in the box.

 

Mina loved blowing __________.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Katie had an __________ in her lunch box every day.

CORRECT ANSWER
apple
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The 'a' at the start of the word apple is a short vowel sound, so the consonant 'p' after it is doubled 'pp'.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

We are getting a new __________ for Christmas.

CORRECT ANSWER
puppy
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, doesn't puppy's fur look lovely and soft?
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

I go __________ with my class every Monday.

CORRECT ANSWER
swimming
EDDIE SAYS
It's great to go swimming every week, you will really improve when you go regularly. Swimming has the short 'i' sound and this is followed by double 'm'.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

We were so thirsty we drank a __________ of water after the race.

CORRECT ANSWER
bottle
EDDIE SAYS
Good plan! You must always rehydrate your body especially after doing exercise.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The baby shook its __________ and gurgled with laughter.

CORRECT ANSWER
rattle
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The word rattle has the short 'a' sound and this is followed by double 't'.
  • Question 6

This time, write the missing word in the box.

The rabbit nibbled happily at its __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
carrot
EDDIE SAYS
I think the rabbit is enjoying his snack. Carrot has double 'r' in the middle.
  • Question 7

Write the missing word in the box.

 

Philip had a new __________ racquet for his birthday.

CORRECT ANSWER
tennis
EDDIE SAYS
Isn't Philip a lucky boy? What a great birthday present! The word tennis has the short 'e' sound, this is followed by double 'n'.
  • Question 8

Write the missing word in the box.

 

I wrote a __________ to my Granny to thank her for my birthday present.

CORRECT ANSWER
letter
EDDIE SAYS
I bet Granny was very pleased to receive such a lovely letter in the post. 'Letter' has double 't' in the middle.
  • Question 9

Write the missing word in the box.

Jessie made a big splash when she jumped into the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
puddle
EDDIE SAYS
Wow Jessie, that is a big splash! Do you think she got her clothes wet? The word puddle has the short 'u' sound, this is followed by double 'd'.
  • Question 10

Write the missing word in the box.

 

Mina loved blowing __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
bubbles
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? There are two 'b's in the middle of this word.
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