Silent Letters Curriculum Reference: Ww/L1.1

Silent Letters
Curriculum Reference:
Ww/L1.1
Silent Letters
•Silent letters are letters you can’t hear when you say the
word, but are there when you write the word.
•There are no rules to follow, you just have to learn to spell
the words with silent letters.
• A few silent letters in words, such as ‘almond’ and ‘often’
are pronounced in some dialects and accents.
Examples of Silent Letters
Here are some examples of silent letters for you to learn.
Silent N
Silent D
Silent G
Silent U
Autumn
edge
gnome
guest
damn
hedge
gnarl
guess
hymn
Wednesday
sign
guitar
column
handsome
resign
guard
handkerchief
design
building
badge
foreigner
guilty
wedge
rogue
vogue
biscuit
tongue
More Silent Letters
Silent H
Silent T
Silent K
Silent B
what
witch
knife
lamb
when
fasten
knee
thumb
why
castle
knot
numb
which
watch
knitting
crumb
whether
butcher
know
climbing
ghost
scratch
knob
bomb
honest
listen
knock
comb
hour
match
knickers
doubt
while
Christmas
knuckle
plumber
white
mortgage
knight
limb
where
soften
knack
debt
rhythm
often
knew
tomb
Even More Examples!
Silent L
Silent W
almond
wren
palm
wrote
yolk
wrestling
calm
wriggle
salmon
wrinkle
calf
sword
half
whole
chalk
wreck
talk
two
walk
wrap
folk
wrong
wrist
writing
Task
What is the silent letter in each word?
1. Almond
2. Island
3. Thought
4. Caught
5. Numb
6. Adjective
7. Aghast
8. Kneel
9. Champagne
10. School
Answers
Here are the answers.
1. Almond has a silent ‘l.’
2. Island has a silent ‘s.’
3. Thought has a silent ‘u.’
4. Caught has a silent ‘u.’
5. Numb has a silent ‘b.’
6. Adjective has a silent ‘d.’
7. Aghast has a silent ‘g.’
8. Kneel has a silent ‘k.’
9. Champagne has a silent ‘g.’
10. School has a silent ‘h.’
Further Information
For further information on silent letters click on the link
below the access the BBC Skillswise website.
BBC Skillswise: Silent Letters
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