The Sound tr
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The Sound tr

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Often, children think this sound is ‘ch’ or ‘sh’.

The ‘tr’ sound is made by combining the ‘t’ and ‘r’ letters. This sound can be used at the beginning of words or in the middle. It always follows a vowel or a ‘y’. See how many you know.

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1.
These three girls were born at the same time by the same mom and so they are called ____.
tripplets
triplets
tripletts
traplets
If a word has 'tri' in it, it sometimes means three, such as triplet and triangle. Can you think of more?
2.
This ____ is hundreds of years old.
chree
tchree
tree
tre
When we say the 'tr' sound, you have to make sure your tongue is pressing the back of your teeth or it can sound like 'ch'.
3.
This is the ____ of a tree.
trunc
trunck
trunk
trunke
A trunk could also be something that an elephant has.
4.
To make a hand puppet like this, you'll need a ____ of material and a sock.
strrip
strip
shtrip
schtrip
The most famous puppets are The Muppets.
5.
The girl is holding a circle and a ____.
triungle
tringle
triangel
triangle
Make sure you write 'angle' and not 'angel' as angels are like fairies!
6.
We have been waiting ages for this ____.
chrain
train
trane
trayn
One of the most famous trains is a fictional one called Thomas the Tank Engine - have you heard of him?
7.
He is driving a ____.
twactor
tractor
tracter
tractar
The 'tr' sound is also very similar to the one made with these letters: 'tw'.
8.
He drives a red ____.
truck
truc
truk
track
Remember, if there is a 'ck' sound at the end of the word following a short vowel sound, it will end with 'ck'.
9.
She isn't very good at playing the ____.
trumpet
trumpit
trumpat
trumpett
Trumpets are made of brass and are often played in an orchestra with other instruments.
10.
He ____ on the ____ ____.
triped, train and tracks
tripped, train and tracs
trippd, train and tracks
tripped, train and tracks
This was a tricky one! It should say, 'He tripped on the train tracks'. Really 'he' shouldn't be anywhere near train tracks as they are very dangerous!
Author:  Finola Waller

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