Scottish 2nd Level Bitesize
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Which of these is true of the English language?
It's built on rules that make it easy to work out how to spell words
It's full of spellings that don't follow the rules
How you spell words doesn't matter
Which of these letters is a vowel?
What is a syllable?
a unit of pronunciation
a percussion instrument found in an orchestra
a word with two or more sounds in it
Which of these words has a long vowel sound on the first e?
When a word has a short vowel sound and has more than one syllable, the vowel is often followed by what?
a single consonant
a double consonant
What does adding a magic e on the end of a word do?
changes a short vowel into a long one
changes it from a plural into a singular
makes it mean the opposite of what it meant before
What happens when you put two vowels together?
the same sound is made as a consonant
three sounds are made rather than two
one sound is made rather than two
Which of these is an easy way to remember which way round to put i and e?
i after e except after c
i after e except after d
i before e except after c
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