Consonant + /l/: Initial Consonant Clusters

The following consonant clusters including /l/ can occur at the beginning of a word in English.

Practice blending smoothly from one consonant sound into the next without adding a vowel sound between the consonants.

1. /bl/ a. black
b. blue
c. blood
2. /kl/ a. class
b. clear
c. clock
3. /fl/ a. floor
b. flower
c. fly
4. /gl/ a. glass
b. global
c. glad
5. /pl/ a. play
b. please
c. plan
6. /sl/ a. sleep
b. slow
c. slight
7. /spl/ a. split
b. splash
c. splice

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