Spelling - Consonant BlendsSometimes you're not sure how to spell a word so you need to look it up in a dictionary.
If you can work out the first syllable you stand a good chance of finding the word.
Some words start with a consonant blend. This is where two or more consonants run into one another or blend together.
Here are some examples. Read them out aloud:
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Consonant blends are often difficult to hear so you need to say the words very clearly.
If you make lists of words starting with these blends you will get used to hearing them and recognizing the patterns.
Here are some more examples. Use your dictionary to add 3 more words which begin with each consonant blend.