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Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'b' and 'l'

In this worksheet, students practise reading and spelling words with a silent 'b' or 'l'.

'Investigate Words with Silent Letters: 'b' and 'l'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Spelling Awareness (words with 'silent' letters [e.g. knight, psalm, solemn])

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Some words have letters that we don't pronounce (say out loud) when we read them. These are called silent letters.

 

The word lamb has a silent 'b'.

 

The word calf has a silent 'l'.

 

We just have to learn which words have silent letters, but it might be helpful to remember that in many words with a silent 'b' the letter 'm' comes just before.

 

Read these words carefully as you will need to spell them correctly in this worksheet. They all have either a silent 'b' or a silent 'l' in them.

bomb

thumb

crumb

doubt

half

yolk

chalk

salmon

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


Kelly wrote the answer on the board with a piece of __________.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


By the time Tim got home the cake had all gone and there was nothing left but a few __________.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


There could be no __________ that the boys had enjoyed playing in the mud.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Mickey saw the __________ leap out of the water.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


When I eat a boiled egg I like the __________ to be really soft.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Our cow had a baby __________ last night.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


If we split the chocolate bar in __________ we can share it.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My grandad accidently hit his __________ when he was hammering.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


Lily decided to call her pet __________ Clover.

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Workers have found an unexploded wartime __________ at the building site.

  • Question 1

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


Kelly wrote the answer on the board with a piece of __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
chalk
  • Question 2

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


By the time Tim got home the cake had all gone and there was nothing left but a few __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
crumbs
  • Question 3

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


There could be no __________ that the boys had enjoyed playing in the mud.

CORRECT ANSWER
doubt
  • Question 4

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Mickey saw the __________ leap out of the water.

CORRECT ANSWER
salmon
  • Question 5

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


When I eat a boiled egg I like the __________ to be really soft.

CORRECT ANSWER
yolk
  • Question 6

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Our cow had a baby __________ last night.

CORRECT ANSWER
calf
  • Question 7

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


If we split the chocolate bar in __________ we can share it.

CORRECT ANSWER
half
  • Question 8

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


My grandad accidently hit his __________ when he was hammering.

CORRECT ANSWER
thumb
  • Question 9

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.


Lily decided to call her pet __________ Clover.

CORRECT ANSWER
lamb
  • Question 10

Write the missing word in the answer box. Use one of the words from the introduction page.

 


Workers have found an unexploded wartime __________ at the building site.

CORRECT ANSWER
bomb
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