Syllable Words for Class 2 English
The students will get to know the definition, examples, common mistakes, and exceptions of syllable words. They will also get to know about 3 syllables word and 4 syllables word which will ultimately help them to understand the concept better.
In this learning concept, the students will learn:
- To find out stressed syllable and unstressed syllables.
- To identify three syllable and four syllables words.
All the concepts are explained to class 2 students along with proper 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
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept, Vocabulary provided in PDF format.
What does One Syllable Word Mean?
- Syllables refer to one vowel sound inside a spoken word.
- All words are made from at least one syllable.
- Whenever there is a vowel sound, it is most of the time a, e, i, o, & u.
- The word Fantastic has three syllables.
- The word Cauliflower has four syllables. When you say the word, you will hear four sounds.
Stressed Syllable and Unstressed Syllable
- A stressed syllable refers to the part of the word which is stressed more than the other syllables. While you say the word, some part of the word sounds longer than the other part.
- An unstressed syllable refers to the part of the word which is said with less stress than the other syllable.
Let’s take a look at some of the examples of stressed and unstressed syllables. The underline shows the stressed syllable and the dot shows the unstressed syllable.
Now, let’s take a look at some of the 3-syllable words and 4-syllable words.
Three Syllable Words
|Athlectic||Ath lec tic|
|Magnetic||Mag ne tic|
|Cosmetics||Cos me tic|
|Volcanic||Vol ca nic|
|Punishment||Pu nish ment|
|Maximum||Ma xi mum|
|Capital||Ca pi tal|
|Basketball||Bas ket ball|
|Badminton||Bad min ton|
Four Syllable Words
|Unexpected||Un ex pec ted|
|Independent||In de pen dent|
|Anybody||A ny bo dy|
|Watermelon||Wa ter me lon|
|Motorcycle||Mo tor cy cle|
|Dictionary||Dic tio na ry|
|Ordinary||Or di na ry|
|Helicopter||He li cop ter|
Do not miss the vowel (a, e, i, o, u) in a syllable. Remember, there will be at least one vowel in every syllable.
a) Bas - ket - ball
In the word, ‘Basketball’ there are 3 syllables. In the first syllable, ‘Bas’ the vowel present is a, for the second syllable ‘ket’ the vowel is e, for ‘ball’ the vowel is a.
In a syllable, where the ‘e’ is silent, it is not counted as a vowel in a syllable.
the word, ‘. Love’ the letter ‘e’ is silent. So, the ‘e’ will not be counted as a vowel.