Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Digraphs (Vowel)
Practice vowel sounds in this quiz.

Grade 2 Reading Foundation - Digraphs (Vowel)

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Within words, we have consonant sounds like ‘p’, ‘t’ and ‘s’. We also have vowel sounds. These sounds can consist of two vowels like ‘ai’ or one vowel and one consonant like ‘ay’. Both ‘ai’ and ‘ay’ make the same vowel sound. Test your knowledge on all of the vowel sounds.

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1.
Which of these is not a phonics sound?
an
or
ou
aw
All the other sounds make what we call a vowel sound. When you say 'or', 'ou' and 'aw', it sounds like you are saying a vowel. Vowel sounds can have consonants at the end of them.
2.
Which of these is not a vowel sound?
ap
oy
ay
ew
The last three answers all make a vowel sound, even though they have a consonant in them.
3.
This is a fur coat. Which of these answers is another way of making the 'ur' sound?
ir
oa
ou
aw
The sound 'ir' is in the word 'firm' and is pronounced the same way as 'ur'.
4.
This is a picture of a wheel. Which of these answers is another way of making the 'ee' sound?
ea
or
ai
ay
You could have the word 'meat', which also has an 'ee' sound in it.
5.
Which of these words isn't in the 'ay' family?
clay
snail
stray
stop
Clay can be used to make bowls and plates. This is a picture of somebody using a pottery wheel.
6.
Which of these words isn't in the 'oa' family?
coat
grow
shown
can't
These sounds make the long 'o' sound.
7.
Which of these words isn't in the 'oo' family?
foot
wood
tooth
cook
Although they all look the same, there are two different ways of saying the 'oo' sound. There is l + oo + k and t + oo. One makes an 'u' sound and the other makes a 'ew' (few/pew) sound.
8.
Which of these words isn't in the 'ea' family?
strain
tea
seen
clean
China produces the most tea but England and Ireland drink the most tea.
9.
Which of these words isn't in the 'ou' family?
round
clouds
cow
claw
A cloud is made up of tiny water droplets that we can see in the air.
10.
The word 'mountain' has two vowel sounds in it - what are they?
ou and in
un and ai
ou and ain
ou and ai
There are always exceptions to the rules. The 'ai' sound in this word isn't the same as it is in the word 'pain', so the word 'mountain' sounds more like m + ou + n + t + i + n.
Author:  Finola Waller

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