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Silent l words

In these words the letter l is silent but sometimes it affects the sound of the vowel.

calm
The sea was calm.
palm
The palm tree swayed in the wind.
half
I practise my spelling for half an hour each day.
calf
One of our cows recently had a calf.
chalk
These cliffs are made of chalk.
talk
Don't talk with your mouth full.
walk
Let's walk home through the park.
folk
Folk music is popular with these students.
salmon
Salmon is a healthy food.
could
We could hear the wolves howling.
would
Would you like a strawberry milkshake?
should
You should put a coat on before you go out.

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Learn about these words in Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

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