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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

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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.

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