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There are two ways of spelling the /ik/ sound at the end of a word, but don’t worry: there’s a simple rule to help you remember which spelling pattern to use:

If a word has one syllable: use ick to spell the /ik/ sound at the end of a word. BUT if a word has two or more syllables, use ic to spell the /ik/ sound at the end of a word.

As the words in this list have more than one syllable, they use the -ic spelling.

-ic words are often nouns or adjectives. When they are adjectives, they are sometimes used to describe things that have the qualities or characteristics of a noun. For example, if something is scientific, it is associated with science.

attic We have stored our old CDs in the attic.
panic If she gets lost she will panic.
traffic The police started to divert the traffic.
comic The film was full of comic moments.
clinic She had an appointment at the antenatal clinic.
drastic He needs to make drastic cuts in his spending.
antic The clown got up to some silly antics.
basic Food is one of the basic needs for survival.
classic Classic cars can cost more than new ones.
drastic He needs to make drastic cuts in his spending.
arctic The North Pole is in the Arctic.
electric I used an electric whisk to make the cake.
athletic The basketball player was very athletic.
atlantic Our flight took us over the Atlantic.
aerobic I did an aerobic workout at the gym today.
dramatic The actor made a dramatic speech.
exotic There were many exotic fish in the tank.
dyslexic She loved stories even though she was dyslexic.

Learn more about these words in Unit 2. Spelling the consonant sounds, Part 1

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attic
panic
traffic
comic
clinic
drastic
antic
basic
classic
drastic
arctic
electric
athletic
atlantic
aerobic
dramatic
exotic
dyslexic

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