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Spell Two-Syllable Words Containing Adjacent Consonants 2

In this worksheet, students revise whether or not to double the middle consonant when spelling two-syllable words.

'Spell Two-Syllable Words Containing Adjacent Consonants 2' 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

Have you ever wondered why the word writing has one 't' in the middle but the word written has two 't's?

 

In writing the first 'i' is long, like the 'i' in kite, so there is only one 't', but in written the 'i' is short, like the 'i' in hit, so there are two 't's.

 

The rule for most words is:

short vowel sound = double consonant

long vowel sound = single consonant

Is it beettle or beetle?

 

The 'ee' sound is long, like the 'ee' in meet, so only a single 't' is needed. The correct spelling is beetle.

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

Jack's new dog is a __________.

 

Think: Is the 'oo' a long or a short vowel sound?

poodle

pooddle

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Jonny put his head down on the __________ and went to sleep.

 

Think: Is the 'i' a long or a short vowel sound?

pilow

pillow

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

Jamie used to __________ a lot when he first learnt to ride a bicycle.

 

Think: Is it a long or a short 'o' sound?

wobble

woble

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

The church had a very tall __________.

steepple

steeple

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

When the boy started playing his __________ everybody got up to dance.

fiddle

fidle

For the next five questions you need to write the missing word in the box.

 

To make it a little easier, all the words end in -le.

 

The horse had a __________ on its back.

 

Think: Is it a long or a short vowel?

Write the missing word in the box.

The clown was able to __________ four balls without dropping them.

 

Think: Is it a long or a short vowel?

Write the missing word in the box.

If you use a very sharp __________ you might hurt yourself.

Write the missing word in the box.

The jigsaw __________ had 100 pieces.

Write the missing word in the box.

There was a basket of fruit on the __________.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

Jack's new dog is a __________.

 

Think: Is the 'oo' a long or a short vowel sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
poodle
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Jonny put his head down on the __________ and went to sleep.

 

Think: Is the 'i' a long or a short vowel sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
pillow
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

Jamie used to __________ a lot when he first learnt to ride a bicycle.

 

Think: Is it a long or a short 'o' sound?

CORRECT ANSWER
wobble
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

The church had a very tall __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
steeple
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

When the boy started playing his __________ everybody got up to dance.

CORRECT ANSWER
fiddle
  • Question 6

For the next five questions you need to write the missing word in the box.

 

To make it a little easier, all the words end in -le.

 

The horse had a __________ on its back.

 

Think: Is it a long or a short vowel?

CORRECT ANSWER
saddle
  • Question 7

Write the missing word in the box.

The clown was able to __________ four balls without dropping them.

 

Think: Is it a long or a short vowel?

CORRECT ANSWER
juggle
  • Question 8

Write the missing word in the box.

If you use a very sharp __________ you might hurt yourself.

CORRECT ANSWER
needle
  • Question 9

Write the missing word in the box.

The jigsaw __________ had 100 pieces.

CORRECT ANSWER
puzzle
  • Question 10

Write the missing word in the box.

There was a basket of fruit on the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
table
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