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Unit 1: The basic 'Building Bricks' of the English language
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Unit 1: The basic 'Building Bricks' of the English language

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An introduction to vowels and consonants

The English alphabet is made up of 26 letters. These letters can be separated into two groups of sounds called vowels and consonants.


a e i o u


All the other letters are consonants:

b c d f g h j k l m n p q r s t v w x y z

How many vowels and consonants can you spot in the following words?

Type your answer as a number.

The first one has been done for you.

Type the number
of vowels:

Type the number
of consonants:

cat cat
rabbit rabbit
tiger tiger
elephant elephant
lion lion
frog frog
rhinoceros rhinoceros

Please turn your screen to landscape to play this game.

The Spellzone interactive course is intended to be used online and may not be printed.

"Spellzone is incredibly easy to access and caters for a wide range of abilities, which means you can use it throughout the school at a range of levels, making it fantastic value for money as a learning resource."

Anne Shisler, SENCO, City of London School for Girls