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6.9: Soft < c > and Hard < c >

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Soft <c> and Hard <c>

1. The letter <c> sometimes spells the sound [s] – as in acid. Sometimes it spells the sound [k] – as in actor.

When the letter <c> spells the [s] sound, it is called soft <c>. When it spells the [k] sound, it is called hard <c>.

2. Pronounce each of the following words. Pay special attention to the sounds being spelled by the <c> in each one:

servicerepublicignorancejuicyelecteddecidedcomicsproducerdeceptiveagriculturecenterrecovermiscueembraceactivelynoticeconceptdemocraticsincediscount

3. Now sort the twenty words into this matrix:

4. You should have found that the letter <c> always spells the [s] sound when it has one of three letters right after it. The letters are _______, _______, or _______.

5. The letter <c> is called soft <c> when it spells the sound _______. The letter <c> is called hard <c> when it spells the sound _______. A soft <c> always has one of three letters right after it: _______, _______, or _______.

6. Sort these twelve words into the following matrix:

rejoicerecognizedemergencycivilizevictimofficerfiercelyaffectionsurfacelicensearcfabric

7. When the letter <c> has an _______, _______, or _______ right after it, it spells the sound _______ and is called __________. Otherwise, it spells the sound _______ and is called _______.

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