Words ending ical, icle and acle

    1. Look at the following words. You will see that their endings all sound rather similar. Read them out aloud.
    topical spectacle clinical cubicle
    tentacle icicle obstacle article
    chronicle comical vehicle logical
    mechanical oracle particle miracle

    2. Sort the words into three groups:
    -ical (adjectives)
    -acle (nouns)
    -icle (nouns)































    Notice how the adjectives all end with -ical, and the nouns end with -acle or -icle.

    Handy Tip: Nearly all the words that end with this sound will be adjectives and will therefore end with -ical.

    3. Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them. Are you remembering to use LOOK - THINK - COVER - WRITE - CHECK?

    4. Try the wordsearch on Puzzles 10 where you will find a number of words which end like this. Or click here for a relevant hangman puzzle or a crossword puzzle

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    4. Try the wordsearch on Puzzles 10 where you will find a number of words which end like this. Or click here for a relevant hangman puzzle or a crossword puzzle

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Focus Words
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conical
miracle
particle
tropical
astronomical
spectacle
vehicle
musical
historical