Unit 12: Spelling the sound /air/: air, are or ear?
|Click here to hear the sound /air/|
|There are 3 main ways of spelling this vowel sound. There are no rules to help you decide which spelling to use but, as you can see below, the most common is are.|
Say the words aloud and listen to the vowel sound:
|air as in hair||are as in square||ear as in bear|
Read the words below. The lists contain many homophones, marked *,
| pair - two
pare - to peel
pear - the fruit
| A pair of shoes.
Pare the apple
A pear tree
All the homophones below are covered in detail on the next page.