3.5-3.8 Decoding words

The following activities develop your ability to accurately decode English words.

Man listening

Place Names

The places in this quiz are all towns or cities which have regular spelling patterns.  Listen and try to spell each name correctly. 


Cognates are words which have the same or very similar form and meaning in English and another language.  However, often the pronunciation and spelling is slightly different.  Here we challenge your ability to hear and spell some common cognates. 

Elision in words

Practise recognising words which drop the 't' or 'd' sound

Words with dropped vowels

Vowels are also commonly dropped when speaking in English. Practice recognising words in which this commonly happens.

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