Spelling list: ke and ki words

To spell the hard /k/ sound before e and i most words use the letter k . This is because ce and ci make the soft sound /s/.

translate:
kept The flames of the fire kept us warm.
kettle Put the kettle on for coffee.
kennel Some dogs live outside in a kennel.
key I have misplaced my door key again.
ketchup John likes ketchup on his food.
skeleton Skeletal muscle attaches to and moves the skeleton. *
sketch Kate drew a sketch of her brother.
kitten That pretty little kitten is so cute.
kitchen A dishwasher is a kitchen appliance.
kidnap To kidnap someone is to take them against their will.
kidney In my body I have two kidneys.
kingfisher A bright blue kingfisher sits on a branch.
skin Sebaceous glands provide oil for skin and hair.
skirt I tore my skirt on a nail.
skid Take care not to skid on the ice.
skill The artist works with much skill.

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

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