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Year 1 - Magic e with u

Magic e with u introduces KS1 children to the long u vowel sound. The spellings in this quiz have been taken from the National Curriculum.

A magic e at the end of a word changes the vowel from a short sound, like in ‘tub’ to the long vowel sound seen in the word ‘tube’. Test your knowledge on these magic e with u words.

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  1. Spell the missing word: Don't be so _____.
    Pushing in front of a line is considered to be very rude.
  2. Spell the missing word: She is putting _____ on.
    Perfume has been around since the Ancient Egyptian times!
  3. Spell the missing word: She is singing along in _____ with the music.
    A tune is a musical note that is held; a Looney Tune is a cartoon show with crazy characters!
  4. Spell the missing word: These are two _____ lion cubs.
    With the help of the magic e, the u makes the same sound as the word 'you'.
  5. Spell the missing word: This is a picture of a _____.
    A mule is a cross-breed and is half donkey, half horse.
  6. Spell the missing word: They all wore vegetable _____.
    This word is sounded out like this: c + o + s + t + u + m, we don't say the magic e sound.
  7. Spell the missing word: The car _____ were poisonous.
    Car exhaust fumes produce carbon monoxide, which is very harmful to our planet.
  8. Spell the missing word: A 3D square is called a _____.
    A cube has six faces.
  9. Spell the missing word: Would you like to _____ my rubber.
    Here we have the word 'use' with the long vowel sound and 'rubber' with the 'u' making a short vowel sound.
  10. Spell the missing word: The sun always shines in the month of _____ .
    All of these answers include the long vowel sound for u but only one is correct. Hopefully you picked the word that looks the most familiar to you.

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