Spelling list: Silent w words

In words starting with wr the letter w is silent. A few other words also have a silent w.

Learn about these words in Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

wreck There is a rusty old wreck on the reef.
wren The wren is one of the smallest birds in Britain.
wrestle We saw the policeman wrestle the burglar to the ground.
wretch The poor wretch begged for money.
wriggle The cave explorers had to wriggle through the tunnel.
wrinkle Grandma says she has a new wrinkle every day.
wrist She wore a gold bangle on her wrist.
writhe We watched the poor animal writhe in agony.
wrong He would not accept that he was wrong.
wrought The old gate is made of wrought iron.
write Will you write to me when you go away?
answer Please write your answer in the box.
sword The sword was very sharp. *

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