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Year 1 - The Sound nk
The brothers loved sleeping in their BUNK bed.

Year 1 - The Sound nk

This Sound nk spelling quiz helps KS1 children learn spellings that end with ‘nk’. The ‘nk’ sound can be quite difficult to say without letters before it. Similar to ‘ng’, the sound comes from pushing the back of your tongue up and momentarily closing your throat.

The sound ‘nk’ is quite difficult to say but luckily we don’t ever have to say ‘nk’ alone – it’s always at the end of a word unless a suffix has been added. Whenever you see ‘nk’ a vowel will go before it. Test your knowledge on spellings with the ‘nk’ sound.

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1.
Spell the missing words: The ____ let out a ____.
skunk and stinck
skunck and stink
scunk and stink
skunk and stink
Before spraying its smelly odour, a skunk will warn you by lifting its tail, hissing and stamping its feet.
2.
Spell the missing word: I knew he was joking because he gave me a ____.
rink
wink
wikn
wenk
If someone is joking or trying to wind another person up, they may wink at you so that you know and can join in on the joke.
3.
Spell the missing word: My printer has run out of ____.
enk
ink
inc
enc
The letters 'inc' are often used for the word 'incorporation' like in the movie Monsters, Inc (Monsters, Incorporation).
4.
Spell the missing word: That's a lovely bunch of flowers, ____ you.
thank
fank
thannk
fannk
The rose is the national flower of England.
5.
Spell the missing word: She ____ her horn.
hoked
honced
honked
honkd
You are not supposed to honk your horn in anger. The horn is used to warn people you are there to prevent an accident.
6.
Spell the missing words: Can I ____ my ____lolly in your chocolate sauce?
dunck and pink
dunc and pink
dunk and pink
dunk and pinc
July is considered to be National Ice Cream Month!
7.
Spell the missing word: He put his pocket money in his piggy ____.
bang
bank
bakn
dank
Some children get pocket money for cleaning the house and might store their money in a piggy bank like the one in the picture, or a real bank.
8.
Spell the missing word: She is the weakest ____.
link
linc
linck
lenk
In business, they say you are as strong as your weakest link.
9.
Spell the missing word: This ____ was used in World War II.
tank
tanc
tanck
taink
The tank was actually invented and used in World War I too.
10.
Which letters will come before 'nk'?
e, i , o and u
i , o and u
a, e, i , o and u
a, e, i , o and v
The nk sound will always follow the five vowels: aeiou.
Author:  Finola Waller

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