Syllables

    All good spellers are skilful at breaking words up into syllables. Syllables are the individual sounds that make up a word:
    • care-ful
    • hos-pital
    • u-ni-vers-i-ty

    Breaking a word into syllables makes it easier to deal with one small bit at a time.

    Read aloud each of the following words, then break it into syllables. Finally memorize it and write it in the third column - without looking back! The first one has been done for you.



     nowadays  now-a-days  nowadays
     probably



     shampoo



     impossible



     wondering



     ordinary



    2. Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them.

    Then turn to syllable2 for some more practice

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    Then turn to syllable2 for some more practice

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Focus Words

nowadays

hospital

university

probably

shampoo

impossible

wondering

ordinary

carefully

exercise