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

Please note:
All the common words with the ue and ew spellings are in the lists on page 23. However, there are too many u-e words for us to list them all. If you are unsure which spelling to choose, look in a dictionary and then add that word to your own spelling log.

Choose the correct spelling from

u-e ue ew  

If the spelling is u-e you will also need a consonant e.g. fume

Work out which letters are missing then 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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