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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

Year:  Year 4 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

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.

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