Initial k words
Here are some free printable initial k words picture cards, a word list, and some practice sentences. These are perfect resources for any learners having trouble pronouncing the h sound, especially in the initial or first position.
If you have come to this page and are not entirely sure what k initial words are, it is all very simple. They are just words that start with the /k/ sound. This also includes words that start with C, just note that this is a hard C, not a soft C.
To make the /k/ sound, you should first put the back of your tongue on the back of the roof of your mouth. Next, blow air forward behind your tongue. Quickly move your tongue away to release air as you do this. It is a voiceless sound so there should be no vibration in your throat at all.
First of all, there are 4 PDF pages of initial K words flashcards (above and below) they have the pictures and words of –
Sheet 1 – cage, cake, camel, candy, carrot, castle, caterpillar, and cobweb.
Sheet 2 – coconut, comb, core, corn, cow, cub, cup, and kangaroo.
Sheet 3 – kart, kayak, kebab, keg, kernel, ketchup, key, and kick.
Sheet 4 – kid, kimono, king, kite, kitten, koala, kookaburra, and kumquat.
You can use these picture and word flashcards to play games with learners such as matching and memory games. You can also get students to arrange the cards in ways like alphabetical order.
In any case, giving learners nice visuals such as these for pronunciation practice makes lessons much more engaging than just a plain list of words.
Initial K word list
There is a free PDF word list above for you to download and print out. If you just want to copy and paste some words they are listed below.
Initial K words practice sentences
Here are some fun practice sentences that use the initial K sound to help learners articulate further.
Corn in a canary cage.
Coffee in a cold cabin.
A cowboy called Coyote Kid.
Take care not to cut the carpet.
The captain kissed a kitten.
There are cookies and candy cane in the kitchen.
Cabbage, coconut, and ketchup in a cup.
Cooking kale and kangaroo.
What color can cute caterpillars be?
There’s a cobra on the cabin counter.