Words with Silent Letters

The first part of this unit looks at these silent letters:

k w b t Spelling problems with silent letters in English words

Spelling problems with silent letters in English words Spelling problems with silent letters in English words Spelling problems with silent letters in English words Spelling problems with silent letters in English words
Silent k
as in knife
Silent w
as in write
Silent b
as in comb
Silent t
as in castle
knack
knapsack
knee
knead*
knew*
knit
knickers
knight*
knoll
knot*
knob
knobbly
knock
know*
knowledge
knuckle
wrap*
wrangle
wrath
wreak
wreck
wren
wrest*
wrestle
wretch
wriggle
wring*
wrinkle
wrist
writ
writhe
wrong
wrote
wrought
answer
sword
bomb
climb
crumb
debt
doubt
dumb
lamb
limb
numb
thumb
subtle
plumber
tomb
womb
catacomb
Christmas
fasten
hasten
glisten
listen
moisten
apostle
nestle
thistle
whistle
wrestle
mortgage
Note: The word 'often' can be pronounced with a silent t or without - both are correct.
Words marked * are homophones - see page 15

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Unit 22: Words with silent letters

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