How to Spell Words with Double Vowels? Learning Concepts
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Double Vowels Words for Class 2 English

The students will learn many double vowel words in English vocabulary. They will read many examples, and a list of words that has double vowel sounds in each on of them.

In this learning concept, the students will:

  • Revise the concept of vowels in English.
  • Find out the vowel sounds in words.

Each concept is explained to class 2 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept Spelling provided in PDF format.

What are double Vowels in English:

  • When a word has two vowels in the spelling that is one after another, it is known as double vowels.
  • In such cases, you can only hear the pronunciation of the first vowel.

Let’s Look at Vowels in English

  • Out of the 26 alphabets in English language, five of them which includes A, E, I, O, U, are known as vowels.
  • The vowel sounds are different to consonants sounds.

Example of Words with double vowels:

a)

Img1_Double Vowel Words Example

b)

Img2_Double Vowel Words Example
  • In the word ‘Goat’, there are two vowels together ‘oa’. However, the there is a single sound for both the vowels.
  • In the other word, ‘Peach’ there are two vowels together ‘ea’ and these letters make one sound.

Let’s take a look at some of the words that has double vowels.

Vowels Words
‘ea’ Meal
‘ee’ Seed
‘ee’ Feet
‘ea’ Each
‘ea’ Clean
‘ai’ Rain

Double Vowel Rule

  1. Double vowels with ‘oa’: When two vowels are next to each other, the first vowel usually has a longer sound and the second vowel is silent.
  2. Example:

    In the word ‘road’, ‘oa’ are two vowels. However, the pronunciation is of ‘a’ is silent and the pronunciation of ‘o’ can be heard.

  3. Double vowels with ‘ie’: The letters ‘ie’ used in the word usually have the letter ‘i’ pronunciation stressed more than the letter ‘e’.
  4. Example:

    In the word ‘pie’, the letters ‘ie’ are two vowels. However, the pronunciation is of ‘i’ and ‘e’ is silent.

    a)

    Img3_Double Vowel words

    b)

    Img4_Double Vowel words

Exceptions

In words that have two ‘o’ together (oo), you don’t make a long sound.

Example:

a)

Img4_Vowel Sound

b)

Img5_Vowel Sound

In the above, two words, ‘book’ and ‘wool’, there are two ‘o’ which is a vowel, but the pronunciation of two ‘o’ is short.

Img6_Double Vowel Words Chart
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