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Year 1 - The Sound ai

The Sound ai tests KS1 children on words that include that sound. The words tested have been taken and added to those in the National Curriculum.

The ‘ai’ sound is used within many words and more often than not, a consonant will follow that sound. There are a few words that should be spelt with this sound. Improve your spelling skills in this quiz.

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  1. Spell the missing word: Please ____ for my call.
    There are a few other ways to write the 'ai' sound, for example, ay, ey, eigh and a_e.
  2. Which spelling is correct?
    Only the third answer is a real word.
  3. Spell the missing word: The ____ couldn't hear the birds tweet.
    Did you know, snails can see but not hear.
  4. Spell the missing word: Have you ____ the milkman?
    If you order milk, a milkman arrives at around 5 or 6 in the morning and leaves the milk on the doorstep.
  5. Spell the missing word: He was ____ to leave his house.
    If you are scared to leave the house, you suffer from agoraphobia.
  6. Spell the missing word: I would like to ____ this boat.
    When on a boat, we call the left side of it the port and the right side the starboard.
  7. Spell the missing word: Don't ____ to catch the ball!
    If you fail at something keep trying, that's where the saying comes from: If at first you don't succeed, try try try again!
  8. Spell the missing word: The ____ was carrying a large delivery.
    A train carrying goods is called a cargo train.
  9. Spell the missing word: His ____ is green.
    Iguanas can drop or leave their tails. This means that their tails fall off whilst they run and hide. Isn't that amazing!
  10. Spell the missing word: He committed a crime and ended up in ____.
    Another word for jail is prison.

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