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Spelling list: ir words

These words use the letters ir to spell the sound /er/.

Learn about these words in unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor

fir A fir tree is evergreen.
sir He said 'Yes, Sir' as he saluted.
stir Stir the cake mix well.
bird The bird has a ruff of feathers round its neck.
third Third place wins a bronze medal.
girl Sue is a very slim girl.
swirl I felt the water swirl around my legs.
dirt Mary got some dirt on her new dress.
shirt I need to sew a button on my shirt.
thirst Water is best for quenching your thirst.
first Sing the first verse.
skirt I tore my skirt on a nail.
squirt The chef added a squirt of cream to the top of the cake. *
squirm The horror film made me squirm.
birthday It’s Zak’s birthday next week.
circle I have a wide circle of friends.
circus I object to animals performing in a circus.
thirty She is thirty years old on her birthday. *
thirteen Fourteen is the number after thirteen. *

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