Syllables (Counting)
These are inedible toadstools. There are four syllables in the word "inedible".

Syllables (Counting)

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See if you can count how many units of speech there are in the word 'syllables'. A syllable is a unit of speech that makes a single sound. 'Wet' contains just one syllable whilst 'paper' contains two ('pa' and 'per').

1.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Prerequisite
4
5
6
7
'Pre/requ/is/ite' = 4 syllables
2.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Engineering
1
2
3
4
'Eng/in/eer/ing' = 4 syllables
3.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Performance
1
2
3
4
'Per/form/ance'= 3 syllables
4.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Capacity
1
2
3
4
'Cap/ac/it/y' = 4 syllables
5.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Simultaneously
3
4
5
6
'Sim/ult/an/e/ous/ly'= 6 syllables
6.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Aristocrat
1
2
3
4
'A/rist/o/crat'= 4 syllables
7.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Disappointment
4
5
6
7
'Dis/ap/point/ment' = 4 syllables
8.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Eternal
2
3
4
5
'E/tern/al' = 3 syllables
9.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Inedible
1
2
3
4
'In/ed/ib/le' = 4 syllables
10.
Decide how many syllables are in the following word.
Compulsory
1
2
3
4
'Com/puls/or/y' = 4 syllables
Author:  Sue Daish

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