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Year 1 - The Sound nk

This Sound nk spelling quiz helps KS1 children learn spellings that end with ‘nk’. The ‘nk’ sound can be quite difficult to say without letters before it. Similar to ‘ng’, the sound comes from pushing the back of your tongue up and momentarily closing your throat.

The sound ‘nk’ is quite difficult to say but luckily we don’t ever have to say ‘nk’ alone – it’s always at the end of a word unless a suffix has been added. Whenever you see ‘nk’ a vowel will go before it. Test your knowledge on spellings with the ‘nk’ sound.

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  1. Spell the missing word: She ____ her horn.
    You are not supposed to honk your horn in anger. The horn is used to warn people you are there to prevent an accident.
  2. Spell the missing word: My printer has run out of ____.
    The letters 'inc' are often used for the word 'incorporation' like in the movie Monsters, Inc (Monsters, Incorporation).
  3. Spell the missing words: Can I ____ my ____lolly in your chocolate sauce?
    July is considered to be National Ice Cream Month!
  4. Spell the missing word: He put his pocket money in his piggy ____.
    Some children get pocket money for cleaning the house and might store their money in a piggy bank like the one in the picture, or a real bank.
  5. Spell the missing words: The ____ let out a ____.
    Before spraying its smelly odour, a skunk will warn you by lifting its tail, hissing and stamping its feet.
  6. Spell the missing word: She is the weakest ____.
    In business, they say you are as strong as your weakest link.
  7. Spell the missing word: I knew he was joking because he gave me a ____.
    If someone is joking or trying to wind another person up, they may wink at you so that you know and can join in on the joke.
  8. Which letters will come before 'nk'?
    The nk sound will always follow the five vowels: aeiou.
  9. Spell the missing word: That's a lovely bunch of flowers, ____ you.
    The rose is the national flower of England.
  10. Spell the missing word: This ____ was used in World War II.
    The tank was actually invented and used in World War I too.

Author: Finola Waller

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