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Spelling:  Double Consonants
The word 'shell' (and the word 'spell') take a double L.

Spelling: Double Consonants

Get ready for a fun KS2 English quiz testing your double consonant spelling! Double consonants are when you see two non-vowel letters together. Kettle, collar, shell, fizzle, dazzle - what's common in these words? They all have double consonants!

Consonants are letters that make sounds using your lips or tongue. Try making 'p' without lips or 't' without your tongue!

When spelling, know when to use double consonants. Test your skills with this enjoyable picture quiz. Good luck!

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1.
Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
Sitting
Showwing
Missing
Digging
Showing - words that end in 'w' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'.
2.
Fla....el. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
nn
bb
gg
tt
Flannel.
3.
Some consonants are never doubled in English. Which one of the following would you not see in English?
rr
ff
gg
qq
Q is almost always followed by a 'u' except in proper nouns such as Qatar.
4.
Flu....er. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
jj
rr
tt
zz
Flutter.
5.
Pu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
xx
bb
zz
ss
Puzzle - another possibility would be 'puddle'.
6.
Je....y. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
bb
ll
jj
kk
Jelly - other possibilities would include: the word 'jetty' and the names, Jenny and Jerry.
7.
Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
Smaller
Fitter
Fixxer
Bigger
Fixer - words that end in 'x' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'.
8.
Which word is correct?
Smarter
Thiner
Fater
Slimer
Thinner, fatter and slimmer - the double consonant tells us how the vowel should be pronounced. After all, 'thine', 'fate' and 'slime' are all real words with completely different meanings (as well as different vowel sounds) to 'thinner', 'fatter' and 'slimmer'!
9.
Cu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
bb
gg
mm
dd
Cuddle.
10.
Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
Playyed
Scammed
Planned
Scarred
Played - words that end in 'y' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Spelling

Author:  Sheri Smith

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