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Unit 6, Part 1: Spelling the short vowel sounds

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Unit 6: Short vowels, Part 1: a, e and i

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Homophones for the short vowel sound /ĭ/ : i or y

homophones - learn to spell similar sounding words

Homophones from this section:

If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake -
so it is especially important to learn them.

him - male pronoun

hymn - song sung in church
She gave him a big hug.

Everyone joined in the hymn singing.

Jim - short for James

gym - short for gymnasium
Jim has a new job.

Get fit by working out at the gym.
Learning tip to help your spelling Get healthy at the gym.

symbol - sign

cymbal - brass disc, used as a musical instrument
This symbol means 'add' : +

Bang two cymbals together.
Learning tip to help your spelling A symbol is a sign.

A clash of cymbals.

ring -
1) sound made by a bell
2) circle

- twist

See Unit 24 for more on silent letters.

1) Did you hear the phone ring?
2) The children stood round in a ring.

out the wet clothes.

mist - fog

missed - past tense of miss
The hills were covered in mist.

I missed you while you were away.

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Short vowel sounds o and u.

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