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1.3: Counting Syllables

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    Counting Syllables

    Rules to Remember

    Rules to Remember: Syllables

    We can divide words into syllables to help us pronounce words clearly. Each syllable has only one vowel sound and usually one or more consonant sounds. Words have one, two, three or more syllables.

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): The image gives examples of one, two and three-syllable words. One-syllable words: sit, cook, eat. Two-syllable words: city, cookie, eating. Three-syllable words: beautiful, banana, easily.

    Answer the Questions

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    Watch the Video: Syllables

    Answer the Questions

    Multiple Choice: Interactive

    Decide whether each word has one, two, three, or four syllables. Choose the correct answer. Click on "check" to check your answers. Click on the arrow to advance to the next question. When you've answered all the questions, click on "finished."

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    Divide the Words into Syllables

    Write the correct number of syllables for each word. Then divide each word into syllables.
    Word Number of Syllables Divide the word into syllables
    EXAMPLE: memorial 4 me-mor-i-al

    Think of your own words

    Write a different word that has the number of syllables shown.
    Number of Syllables EXAMPLE Your Word Your Word
    one-syllable words desk    
    two-syllable words pencil    
    three-syllable words chocolate    



    • Listen to the video and read the transcript silently. If you don't understand the words, ask your teacher or use a dictionary. Then practice reading aloud.
    • Read the text clearly and at a normal pace (not too fast).
    • When you're ready, us a camera or a cell phone to record yourself reading the transcript.
    • Listen to your recording and check for mistakes. Then record yourself again.
    • Submit the recording to your teacher.

    Listen and Read

    Watch the video and read the transcript. Note: You will only read the introduction, and the first and second place to visit.


    We had heard Berlin was a city bursting with art and music and we were very excited to spend some time there. Here is our list of the 25 best things to do in Berlin.

    1. The East Side Gallery is the longest remaining strip of the former dividing wall between East and West Berlin. Today the 1.3 kilometer long wall stands as a memorial to freedom and it is covered in art and graffiti.

    2. Right now we're visiting Brandenberg Gate. This gate dates back to the 18th century, and it used to be one of the old gates leading into the city. Now, after the wall came down in 1989 this became a symbol of unity between East and West Germany, so it's an important site to visit.

    This page titled 1.3: Counting Syllables is shared under a CC BY 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brittany Zemlick.

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