# 16 The lk and nk consonant clusters

To write -lk as in milk, use *LG.

PH*EULG

milk milk milk milk

To write -nk as in bank, use *PBG.

PWA*PBG

bank bank bank bank

## 16.1 Exercise

### 16.1.1 Write

1. elk elk elk ilk ilk ilk bilk bilk bilk bulk bulk bulk hulk hulk hulk
2. milk milk milk silk silk silk sulk sulk sulk slulk slulk slulk
3. bank bank bank dank dank dank Hank Hank Hank lank lank lank rank rank rank
4. sank sank sank tank tank tank wank wank wank yank yank yank
5. blank blank blank clank clank clank crank crank crank drank drank drank flank flank flank
6. Frank Frank Frank plank plank plank prank prank prank shank shank shank spank spank spank
7. stank stank stank thank thank thank
8. bonk bonk bonk honk honk honk monk monk monk
9. bunk bunk bunk dunk dunk dunk funk funk funk gunk gunk gunk hunk hunk hunk
10. junk junk junk punk punk punk sunk sunk sunk
11. chunk chunk chunk clunk clunk clunk drunk drunk drunk flunk flunk flunk lunk lunk lunk
12. skunk skunk skunk slunk slunk slunk spunk spunk spunk stunk stunk stunk thunk thunk thunk trunk trunk trunk
14. mink mink mink pink pink pink rink rink rink sink sink sink wink wink wink

### 16.1.2 Write with sound

Controls
1. Dip it in ink. Dip it in ink. Dip it in ink.
2. Did sap and ink mix? Did sap and ink mix? Did sap and ink mix?
3. This is our cow. This is our cow. This is our cow.
4. She gives good milk. She gives good milk. She gives good milk.
5. He fell from the plank, and sank in the tank. He fell from the plank, and sank in the tank. He fell from the plank, and sank in the tank.
6. We have a shank of beef, not a flank. We have a shank of beef, not a flank. We have a shank of beef, not a flank.
7. Have you a hank of silk? Have you a hank of silk? Have you a hank of silk?
8. Frank and I thank you. Frank and I thank you. Frank and I thank you.
9. The butter is rank. The butter is rank. The butter is rank.
10. A duke is a man of rank. A duke is a man of rank. A duke is a man of rank.
11. The nag will drag the dead stag to the bank. The nag will drag the dead stag to the bank. The nag will drag the dead stag to the bank.
12. The flag grows on the bank. The flag grows on the bank. The flag grows on the bank.
13. Let him have some ale. Let him have some ale. Let him have some ale.
14. If you gape so, I will tie a tape round your face. If you gape so, I will tie a tape round your face. If you gape so, I will tie a tape round your face.
15. Wood is made square with a plane, and round in a lathe. Wood is made square with a plane, and round in a lathe. Wood is made square with a plane, and round in a lathe.
16. It is not safe to bathe in the lake, though cows wade in it. It is not safe to bathe in the lake, though cows wade in it. It is not safe to bathe in the lake, though cows wade in it.
19. The calf drank half a pailful of milk. The calf drank half a pailful of milk. The calf drank half a pailful of milk.
20. The ale is in a cask; the oil is in a flask. The ale is in a cask; the oil is in a flask. The ale is in a cask; the oil is in a flask.
21. Look at the mark the spark has made on my hand. Look at the mark the spark has made on my hand. Look at the mark the spark has made on my hand.
22. Our good dog will guard us. Our good dog will guard us. Our good dog will guard us.
23. How my heart beats! How my heart beats! How my heart beats!
24. Sweep up the hearth. Sweep up the hearth. Sweep up the hearth.
25. Some put salt in milk. Some put salt in milk. Some put salt in milk.
26. Let us halt here, and then we can walk to the chalk hill, and talk about how it came there. Let us halt here, and then we can walk to the chalk hill, and talk about how it came there. Let us halt here, and then we can walk to the chalk hill, and talk about how it came there.
27. A warm day will thaw the ice. A warm day will thaw the ice. A warm day will thaw the ice.
28. How he did bawl! How he did bawl! How he did bawl!
29. He will not get into such a brawl again. He will not get into such a brawl again. He will not get into such a brawl again.
30. Haul in the rope. Haul in the rope. Haul in the rope.
31. Send to the end of the lane for some string to mend my net. Send to the end of the lane for some string to mend my net. Send to the end of the lane for some string to mend my net.
32. Hawks cat flesh. Hawks cat flesh. Hawks cat flesh.
33. Keep away from the steep bank where the sheep go to sleep. Keep away from the steep bank where the sheep go to sleep. Keep away from the steep bank where the sheep go to sleep.
34. You need not feed my bird. You need not feed my bird. You need not feed my bird.
35. The sea is salt. The sea is salt. The sea is salt.
36. Skim the cream from the milk. Skim the cream from the milk. Skim the cream from the milk.
37. The steam boat sailed on a broad stream. The steam boat sailed on a broad stream. The steam boat sailed on a broad stream.
38. The team of horses drew a beam along. The team of horses drew a beam along. The team of horses drew a beam along.
39. I fear I shall not hear well, if you are not near; my ear is not yet clear. I fear I shall not hear well, if you are not near; my ear is not yet clear. I fear I shall not hear well, if you are not near; my ear is not yet clear.
40. I have not shed a tear for more than a year. I have not shed a tear for more than a year. I have not shed a tear for more than a year.
41. They shear sheep at the rear of the house. They shear sheep at the rear of the house. They shear sheep at the rear of the house.
42. The spear is used in war. The spear is used in war. The spear is used in war.
43. How many men can reap that wheat? How many men can reap that wheat? How many men can reap that wheat?
44. They weave the straw into mats. They weave the straw into mats. They weave the straw into mats.
45. Sailors heave the lead to find the depth of the water. Sailors heave the lead to find the depth of the water. Sailors heave the lead to find the depth of the water.
46. Lead the goat by the beard. Lead the goat by the beard. Lead the goat by the beard.
47. Just for a freak he cried out that there was a leak in the ship. Just for a freak he cried out that there was a leak in the ship. Just for a freak he cried out that there was a leak in the ship.
48. Hang the lamp from the ceiling. Hang the lamp from the ceiling. Hang the lamp from the ceiling.
49. You have taken a chill and may be ill, if you do not take a pill and keep quite still. You have taken a chill and may be ill, if you do not take a pill and keep quite still. You have taken a chill and may be ill, if you do not take a pill and keep quite still.
50. Pay the doctor's bill and praise his skill. Pay the doctor's bill and praise his skill. Pay the doctor's bill and praise his skill.
51. The toast is crisp. The toast is crisp. The toast is crisp.
52. The cliff is near the sea. The cliff is near the sea. The cliff is near the sea.
53. How the wind does shift; it has split the sail of the boat, and made a wide slit in it. How the wind does shift; it has split the sail of the boat, and made a wide slit in it. How the wind does shift; it has split the sail of the boat, and made a wide slit in it.
54. The poor man in the pit had a fit. The poor man in the pit had a fit. The poor man in the pit had a fit.
55. What is the width of the piece of iron the smith is to put on the lid of my box? What is the width of the piece of iron the smith is to put on the lid of my box? What is the width of the piece of iron the smith is to put on the lid of my box?
56. The pig seems fond of filth. The pig seems fond of filth. The pig seems fond of filth.
57. This silk is as white as milk. This silk is as white as milk. This silk is as white as milk.
58. A link of the chain is lost. A link of the chain is lost. A link of the chain is lost.
59. Tell him to clear out that chink in the sink, or it may stink. Tell him to clear out that chink in the sink, or it may stink. Tell him to clear out that chink in the sink, or it may stink.
60. Rule the lines with pink ink; do not drink it, or you run the risk of being ill. Rule the lines with pink ink; do not drink it, or you run the risk of being ill. Rule the lines with pink ink; do not drink it, or you run the risk of being ill.
62. How fast we wink. How fast we wink. How fast we wink.
63. Some kinds of wood will sink in water. Some kinds of wood will sink in water. Some kinds of wood will sink in water.
64. Fling the earth in the hole. Fling the earth in the hole. Fling the earth in the hole.
65. We heard you sing while we were on the swing. We heard you sing while we were on the swing. We heard you sing while we were on the swing.
66. Do you like to hear bells chime? Do you like to hear bells chime? Do you like to hear bells chime?
67. Two pints make one quart. Two pints make one quart. Two pints make one quart.
68. A tithe is a tenth part. A tithe is a tenth part. A tithe is a tenth part.
69. How the poor worm does writhe! How the poor worm does writhe! How the poor worm does writhe!
70. Our dog has lop ears. Our dog has lop ears. Our dog has lop ears.
71. How my heart does throb! How my heart does throb! How my heart does throb!
72. Yes, he was a sot, but he has made a bond not to drink again. Yes, he was a sot, but he has made a bond not to drink again. Yes, he was a sot, but he has made a bond not to drink again.
73. The farming man who caught the fox wears a smock frock. The farming man who caught the fox wears a smock frock. The farming man who caught the fox wears a smock frock.
74. I want a wand to hit that wasp with. I want a wand to hit that wasp with. I want a wand to hit that wasp with.
75. Both drink and sloth ruin many. Both drink and sloth ruin many. Both drink and sloth ruin many.
76. Clothe him well. Clothe him well. Clothe him well.
77. Hold the rose close to your nose. Hold the rose close to your nose. Hold the rose close to your nose.
78. I had such a dose of salt water! I had such a dose of salt water! I had such a dose of salt water!
79. Why did not you close your mouth, then? Why did not you close your mouth, then? Why did not you close your mouth, then?
80. I chose to drink it. I chose to drink it. I chose to drink it.
81. Never scoff nor scorn any one, for a lord may become poor. Never scoff nor scorn any one, for a lord may become poor. Never scoff nor scorn any one, for a lord may become poor.
82. The corpse was borne to the grave by four men. The corpse was borne to the grave by four men. The corpse was borne to the grave by four men.
83. Rub the clothes in the tub, then scrub the floor. Rub the clothes in the tub, then scrub the floor. Rub the clothes in the tub, then scrub the floor.
84. A gust of wind has just blown down some nuts. A gust of wind has just blown down some nuts. A gust of wind has just blown down some nuts.
85. Deer chew the cud. Deer chew the cud. Deer chew the cud.
86. Never skulk from work. Never skulk from work. Never skulk from work.
87. They had the luck to shoot a fat buck; it is on the truck with the trunk. They had the luck to shoot a fat buck; it is on the truck with the trunk. They had the luck to shoot a fat buck; it is on the truck with the trunk.
88. Come to the front door, my son, when you have done work. Come to the front door, my son, when you have done work. Come to the front door, my son, when you have done work.
89. The broom stood in the room by the loom. The broom stood in the room by the loom. The broom stood in the room by the loom.
91. The sick man is the dupe of strong drink, which he thinks will cure him. The sick man is the dupe of strong drink, which he thinks will cure him. The sick man is the dupe of strong drink, which he thinks will cure him.
92. Both the spur and the curb hurt the horse. Both the spur and the curb hurt the horse. Both the spur and the curb hurt the horse.
93. Work! Not a word till the task is done. Work! Not a word till the task is done. Work! Not a word till the task is done.
94. I met the pet elk in the pen. I met the pet elk in the pen. I met the pet elk in the pen.
95. Drag the sack of sand back to the bank. Drag the sack of sand back to the bank. Drag the sack of sand back to the bank.
96. This is rich milk. This is rich milk. This is rich milk.
97. I fell flat in the rill, and my ship sank. I fell flat in the rill, and my ship sank. I fell flat in the rill, and my ship sank.
98. Drop the frog from the bank. Drop the frog from the bank. Drop the frog from the bank.
99. Cows give us milk. Cows give us milk. Cows give us milk.
100. Sheep give us wool. Sheep give us wool. Sheep give us wool.
101. Dare to do right. Dare to do right. Dare to do right.
102. Write a few lines. Write a few lines. Write a few lines.
103. A skein of silk. A skein of silk. A skein of silk.
104. A bowl of milk. A bowl of milk. A bowl of milk.
105. Hear him sneeze. Hear him sneeze. Hear him sneeze.
107. A bank note. A bank note. A bank note.
108. He had a view of the crew. He had a view of the crew. He had a view of the crew.
109. A flag of truce. A flag of truce. A flag of truce.
110. A rude child. A rude child. A rude child.
111. He is a brute. He is a brute. He is a brute.
112. The earth is round. The earth is round. The earth is round.
113. It is worth a dollar. It is worth a dollar. It is worth a dollar.
114. They will pay him with milk. They will pay him with milk. They will pay him with milk.
115. The dove thanked the bee. The dove thanked the bee. The dove thanked the bee.
116. A man in a bank gave two dimes. A man in a bank gave two dimes. A man in a bank gave two dimes.
117. There are stars on the blue. There are stars on the blue. There are stars on the blue.
118. They came down the steep bank. They came down the steep bank. They came down the steep bank.
119. This rude boy hit one frog. This rude boy hit one frog. This rude boy hit one frog.
120. They did not think about the frogs. They did not think about the frogs. They did not think about the frogs.
121. She often skims the milk. She often skims the milk. She often skims the milk.
122. She makes good toast, too. She makes good toast, too. She makes good toast, too.
123. The milk is kept in pans. The milk is kept in pans. The milk is kept in pans.
124. Ink is kept at the store. Ink is kept at the store. Ink is kept at the store.
125. There are pens, too. There are pens, too. There are pens, too.
126. Here are white cards. Here are white cards. Here are white cards.
127. And here are cases for cards. And here are cases for cards. And here are cases for cards.
128. White chalk is in that box. White chalk is in that box. White chalk is in that box.
129. She got a blank book for one thing. She got a blank book for one thing. She got a blank book for one thing.
130. She wrote a note one day. She wrote a note one day. She wrote a note one day.
131. The note had no ink spots. The note had no ink spots. The note had no ink spots.
132. She folded it with care. She folded it with care. She folded it with care.
133. I see a plank and a lamp. I see a plank and a lamp. I see a plank and a lamp.
134. Can you see the big plank? Can you see the big plank? Can you see the big plank?
135. I hid the lamp near the plank. I hid the lamp near the plank. I hid the lamp near the plank.
136. I thank you as I drink it. I thank you as I drink it. I thank you as I drink it.
137. The sly fox slunk away from the sty. The sly fox slunk away from the sty. The sly fox slunk away from the sty.
138. I am thinking most fondly of you. I am thinking most fondly of you. I am thinking most fondly of you.
139. We started on a stormy morning. We started on a stormy morning. We started on a stormy morning.
140. Soft, glossy silk is called floss. Soft, glossy silk is called floss. Soft, glossy silk is called floss.
141. I will plane the plank for a dime. I will plane the plank for a dime. I will plane the plank for a dime.
142. My daughter bought and brought me some chalk. My daughter bought and brought me some chalk. My daughter bought and brought me some chalk.
143. The cow gives milk. The cow gives milk. The cow gives milk.
144. Sue does not like milk. Sue does not like milk. Sue does not like milk.
145. The cat can lap milk. The cat can lap milk. The cat can lap milk.
146. Jack laps milk, too. Jack laps milk, too. Jack laps milk, too.
147. Fill the cup with milk. Fill the cup with milk. Fill the cup with milk.
148. Our cat and dog like milk. Our cat and dog like milk. Our cat and dog like milk.
149. The cow gave a pail of milk. The cow gave a pail of milk. The cow gave a pail of milk.
150. Think twice before you speak. Think twice before you speak. Think twice before you speak.
151. The milkman has a gallon of milk. The milkman has a gallon of milk. The milkman has a gallon of milk.
152. Shall I buy a pint or a quart? Shall I buy a pint or a quart? Shall I buy a pint or a quart?
153. We feed her milk every day. We feed her milk every day. We feed her milk every day.
154. I think it is mine, as I bought one last Saturday. I think it is mine, as I bought one last Saturday. I think it is mine, as I bought one last Saturday.
155. Dogs eat meat and lap milk. Dogs eat meat and lap milk. Dogs eat meat and lap milk.
156. We get silk from the tiny silkworm. We get silk from the tiny silkworm. We get silk from the tiny silkworm.
157. Then it spins a little ball of silk around its body and goes to sleep. Then it spins a little ball of silk around its body and goes to sleep. Then it spins a little ball of silk around its body and goes to sleep.
158. Did you ever see any of these balls of silk? Did you ever see any of these balls of silk? Did you ever see any of these balls of silk?
159. The lad swam in a tank. The lad swam in a tank. The lad swam in a tank.
160. Tack up the rag. Tack up the rag. Tack up the rag.
161. A man of low rank is at the camp. A man of low rank is at the camp. A man of low rank is at the camp.
162. He has a lamp in his pack. He has a lamp in his pack. He has a lamp in his pack.
163. I have a bank of sand on my land. I have a bank of sand on my land. I have a bank of sand on my land.
164. A palm fan. A palm fan. A palm fan.
165. A hard path. A hard path. A hard path.
166. Eat a tart. Eat a tart. Eat a tart.
167. Skim the milk. Skim the milk. Skim the milk.
168. It can sink or swim. It can sink or swim. It can sink or swim.
169. Kill and skin it. Kill and skin it. Kill and skin it.
170. My rich silk is pink. My rich silk is pink. My rich silk is pink.
171. This ring is the gift of a king. This ring is the gift of a king. This ring is the gift of a king.
172. I risk all in grim war. I risk all in grim war. I risk all in grim war.
173. The ship on her trip is trim. The ship on her trip is trim. The ship on her trip is trim.
174. The wind may lift the thin mist. The wind may lift the thin mist. The wind may lift the thin mist.
175. What whim led you to wink, grin, and spit? What whim led you to wink, grin, and spit? What whim led you to wink, grin, and spit?
176. You slop the ink and blot the leaf. You slop the ink and blot the leaf. You slop the ink and blot the leaf.
177. Pay the loss. Pay the loss. Pay the loss.
178. Did he flag you with a wand? Did he flag you with a wand? Did he flag you with a wand?
179. Do not drop the prop. Do not drop the prop. Do not drop the prop.
180. Cream, thick part of milk which comes to the top. The best part of something. Cream, thick part of milk which comes to the top. The best part of something. Cream, thick part of milk which comes to the top. The best part of something.
182. John is ahead of Mary in school. John is ahead of Mary in school. John is ahead of Mary in school.
183. I shall go to the party anyway. I shall go to the party anyway. I shall go to the party anyway.
184. Anyway, in any case. Anyway, in any case. Anyway, in any case.
185. Anyone, anybody. Anyone, anybody. Anyone, anybody.
186. The ship is at the dock. The ship is at the dock. The ship is at the dock.
187. A swan swam in the pond. A swan swam in the pond. A swan swam in the pond.
188. A poor foal drew a hen from a coop. A poor foal drew a hen from a coop. A poor foal drew a hen from a coop.
189. Let him move on. Let him move on. Let him move on.
191. At dusk, his arms were numb. At dusk, his arms were numb. At dusk, his arms were numb.
192. He sunk at once. He sunk at once. He sunk at once.
193. The band plays grand music. The band plays grand music. The band plays grand music.
194. Where does the coot roost? Where does the coot roost? Where does the coot roost?
195. The horse has got his hoof fixed in a groove; tell groom to stoop down and see to it. The horse has got his hoof fixed in a groove; tell groom to stoop down and see to it. The horse has got his hoof fixed in a groove; tell groom to stoop down and see to it.
197. There are some rare plants in the lane. There are some rare plants in the lane. There are some rare plants in the lane.
198. Let none shun the spot. Let none shun the spot. Let none shun the spot.
199. Grace made a chain with a skein of silk. Grace made a chain with a skein of silk. Grace made a chain with a skein of silk.
200. I shall thank you. I shall thank you. I shall thank you.
201. I am sure milk is much better for children. I am sure milk is much better for children. I am sure milk is much better for children.
202. He will saw them at the mill. He will saw them at the mill. He will saw them at the mill.
203. Some he will saw into boards. Some he will saw into boards. Some he will saw into boards.
204. Of some he will make planks. Of some he will make planks. Of some he will make planks.
206. He came quickly to land. He came quickly to land. He came quickly to land.
207. Cheese, a food made from milk. Cheese, a food made from milk. Cheese, a food made from milk.
208. The wheels sink in the mud. The wheels sink in the mud. The wheels sink in the mud.
209. The water from the hose will sink into the dry earth. The water from the hose will sink into the dry earth. The water from the hose will sink into the dry earth.
211. The milk turned sour. The milk turned sour. The milk turned sour.
212. A mink is in a rill by the mill. A mink is in a rill by the mill. A mink is in a rill by the mill.
213. Scald a quart of milk. Scald a quart of milk. Scald a quart of milk.
214. Since then, I drink at the spring. Since then, I drink at the spring. Since then, I drink at the spring.
215. They are twice as fond of milk as a dog's puppies. They are twice as fond of milk as a dog's puppies. They are twice as fond of milk as a dog's puppies.
216. Fish balls are fried. Fish balls are fried. Fish balls are fried.
217. Kittens like to play tag. Kittens like to play tag. Kittens like to play tag.
218. They step with care. They step with care. They step with care.
219. I saw a number of things, but I liked the lovely flowers best of all. I saw a number of things, but I liked the lovely flowers best of all. I saw a number of things, but I liked the lovely flowers best of all.
220. Goats give milk. Goats give milk. Goats give milk.
221. Frank's father has a job in the mill. Frank's father has a job in the mill. Frank's father has a job in the mill.
222. No, they eat bread and milk. No, they eat bread and milk. No, they eat bread and milk.
223. I had sugar in my milk. I had sugar in my milk. I had sugar in my milk.
224. I drank water from the cup. I drank water from the cup. I drank water from the cup.
225. The ink is all out of my pen. The ink is all out of my pen. The ink is all out of my pen.
226. I can dip it in the ink. I can dip it in the ink. I can dip it in the ink.
227. Now it has ink on it. Now it has ink on it. Now it has ink on it.
228. Do not let the ink get on your map. Do not let the ink get on your map. Do not let the ink get on your map.
229. Dip it in the ink. Dip it in the ink. Dip it in the ink.
230. No ink is in the pen. No ink is in the pen. No ink is in the pen.
231. Tear, a drop of salty water from the eye. Tear, a drop of salty water from the eye. Tear, a drop of salty water from the eye.
232. Tear, to pull apart. A hole made by tearing. Tear, to pull apart. A hole made by tearing. Tear, to pull apart. A hole made by tearing.
233. Whole, all. Not broken. Whole, all. Not broken. Whole, all. Not broken.
234. Our plan for surprising Tom worked well. Our plan for surprising Tom worked well. Our plan for surprising Tom worked well.
235. He found a piece of plank. He found a piece of plank. He found a piece of plank.
236. The bird chirped her thanks. The bird chirped her thanks. The bird chirped her thanks.
237. The heart beats. The heart beats. The heart beats.
238. You missed that beat. You missed that beat. You missed that beat.
239. Count the pennies in your bank. Count the pennies in your bank. Count the pennies in your bank.
240. Drank, did drink. Drank, did drink. Drank, did drink.
241. The baby drank his milk. The baby drank his milk. The baby drank his milk.
242. Thankful, giving thanks. Thankful, giving thanks. Thankful, giving thanks.
243. Brook, a little stream. Brook, a little stream. Brook, a little stream.
244. The cows drink the water in the brook. The cows drink the water in the brook. The cows drink the water in the brook.
245. The long, thick part of a tree is called the trunk. The long, thick part of a tree is called the trunk. The long, thick part of a tree is called the trunk.
246. I am thankful that I am healthy. I am thankful that I am healthy. I am thankful that I am healthy.
247. Mother helped pack my trunk for camp. Mother helped pack my trunk for camp. Mother helped pack my trunk for camp.

### 16.1.3 Write random sentences

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## 16.2 Summary

• Learn to write the -lk consonant cluster
• Learn to write the -nk consonant cluster