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Know Your Pronunciations: words with 'wo'

In this worksheet, students revise the letters 'wo' in spellings. They also revise how they are pronounced in different words.

'Know Your Pronunciations: words with 'wo'' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Awareness (use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling)

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The letter 'o' does not often make a short 'o' sound when it comes after 'w'.

 

It often sounds like the short 'oo' vowel (as in book).

 

wolf 

 

If the 'wo' is followed by 'r' it usually sounds like 'ur'.

 

worm

 

It makes other sounds, too, and in this worksheet you can investigate the different ways that 'wo' words are pronounced.

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

word

short 'oo'

ur

oa

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

woman

short 'oo'

or

ur

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

worry

ur

u

long 'oo'

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

two

ur

oa

long 'oo'

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

swollen

ur

oa

short 'oo'

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

worth

or

ur

oa

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

would

ur

or

short 'oo'

This 'wo' word is pronounced in two different ways depending on its meaning (either 'an injury' or the past tense of the verb 'to wind'). Tick the two ways that the 'o' is pronounced.

 

wound

o

long 'oo'

ow

u

or

There are not many 'wo' words where the 'o' actually sounds like 'o'. Tick the two boxes in the list where the vowel sound is 'o'.

swore

wok

work

wobble

woke

wood

Finally, there is one word in this list where the 'o' sounds like 'i'. Tick the box.

wool

women

won't

woof

awoke

  • Question 1

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

word

CORRECT ANSWER
ur
  • Question 2

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

woman

CORRECT ANSWER
short 'oo'
  • Question 3

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

worry

CORRECT ANSWER
u
  • Question 4

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

two

CORRECT ANSWER
long 'oo'
  • Question 5

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

swollen

CORRECT ANSWER
oa
  • Question 6

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

worth

CORRECT ANSWER
ur
  • Question 7

Read the 'wo' word below and decide what sound the 'o' makes. Tick the correct box.

 

would

CORRECT ANSWER
short 'oo'
  • Question 8

This 'wo' word is pronounced in two different ways depending on its meaning (either 'an injury' or the past tense of the verb 'to wind'). Tick the two ways that the 'o' is pronounced.

 

wound

CORRECT ANSWER
long 'oo'
ow
  • Question 9

There are not many 'wo' words where the 'o' actually sounds like 'o'. Tick the two boxes in the list where the vowel sound is 'o'.

CORRECT ANSWER
wok
wobble
  • Question 10

Finally, there is one word in this list where the 'o' sounds like 'i'. Tick the box.

CORRECT ANSWER
women
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