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Unit 28: Spelling -tion -cian and -sion words

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Unit 28: Word endings: -tion, -cian, -sion

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Unit 28 - Spelling tion, cian and sion words

as in fraction Help spelling English words tion, cian and sion

Say these words aloud and listen to the sound of the final syllable:

action station section
caution direction education

The letters tion make the sound /shƏn/. The vowel is a weak schwa sound.

There are many long words ending in -tion and mistakes are often made because a syllable is missed out.

Test yourself in listening for every syllable. Read the -tion word and count how many syllables it has. Type the number in the box:

Count the syllables

How many?

perfection
examination
information
preparation
competition
protection
mention
conversation
collection
recommendation
persecution
qualification


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