Your current location:

Unit 7, Part 1: Spelling the long vowel sounds

Page 11 of 12

Unit 7: Short vowels, Part 1: a and e

Unit Startpage 1page 2Course Testpage 4page 5page 6page 7page 8Course Testpage 10page 11page 12Unit End

Page 11 of 12

Spelling the long vowel sound /ē/: ee, ea, e-e, y

Rule Breakers - these words break spelling rules

-y is the most common way to spell the long /ē/ sound on the end of a word, but there are some words which need ey:
key
money
honey
parsley
donkey
monkey
turkey
kidney
hockey
jockey
journey
chimney
alley
valley
pulley
trolley
Learn the Words:

You can also learn any words you are unsure of by writing them in a sentence.


Some words from French use i to spell the long /ē/ sound:
antique The old house is full of antiques.
oblique A sound is shown between two oblique lines: /ē/.
technique We all admired the wood-carver's technique.
unique Unique means the only one of its kind.
boutique I bought this dress at the new boutique.
clique A clique is a small closed group of people.
physique A mountain climber needs a strong physique.
suite A suite is a set e.g. of rooms or furniture.
Learn the Words:

You have not completed Learn the Words activities for each word list on this page.


next part of the spelling course
Go to next page:
Homophones for long /ē/ words.

X
X
Please turn your screen to landscape to play this game.
X

The Spellzone interactive course is intended to be used online and may not be printed.

"Spellzone is incredibly easy to access and caters for a wide range of abilities, which means you can use it throughout the school at a range of levels, making it fantastic value for money as a learning resource."

Anne Shisler, SENCO, City of London School for Girls

read more...