Spelling the long vowel sound /ū/: u-e, ue, ew

We have listed all the common spellings for ue and ew but there are too many u-e words for us to include them all. So, if in doubt, check with a dictionary.

How is the long u sound spelt in these words?

Remember, if it uses the split digraph o-e there will be a letter in between!

Work out which letters are missing.

Type the whole word:

Play me a t___ on your flute.
Why do you always arg___ with me?
Only a f___ friends are coming to the party.
That pretty little kitten is so c___.
The resc___ helicopter pulled him from the sea.
Another name for scent is perf___.
What is your exc___ for being late?
I wish I kn___ where I left my keys.
What is the val___ of this old watch?
My young neph___ is called Luke.
She is very mat___ for her age.
I hope you won't ref___ my request.


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