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Spelling list: ei saying /ay/

These ei words do not follow the rule i before e except after c. This is because they have the long /a/ sound.

Learn about these words in unit 21. The 'I' before 'e' rule – does it work?

Log in for sound vein The vein was visible on his forehead.
Log in for sound rein Keep a tight rein on your spending.
Log in for sound reign The country prospered under the King's reign.
Log in for sound deign Will the boss deign to attend our party?
Log in for sound feign In soccer today, the defender fell for the attacker's feign.
Log in for sound neigh I heard the horse neigh from the stable.
Log in for sound eight I get to work at eight o'clock.
Log in for sound weigh Mother weighed out a kilo of flour.
Log in for sound weight To win the cake you must guess its weight.
Log in for sound freight The freight was loaded onto the ship.
Log in for sound neighbor American English spelling Their new neighbor was very kind.
Log in for sound sheik The sheik wore traditional dress.
Log in for sound veil The bride wore a long white veil.
Log in for sound beige The golfer wore beige slacks.
Log in for sound sleigh The kids enjoyed the sleigh ride.

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