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Unit 12: Spelling the sound /air/: air, are or ear?

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Unit 12: Spelling choices for /air/ sound: air, are or ear

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Spelling the sound /air/: air, are or ear?

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.

pair - two together

- to peel

- the fruit
A pair of shoes.

the apple.

A pear tree.

fare - cost of travel


a) light-coloured
b) not unjust
c) amusement park
d) average, moderate
How much is the train fare?

a) Jane has fair hair.
b) Fair shares for all.
c) All the fun of the fair.
d) He's got a fair chance of winning

bare - uncovered, empty


a) the animal
b) give birth, produce
c) put up with
The room was bare.

a) Polar bears and grizzly bears.
b) Will that tree ever bear fruit?
c) I can't bear that man.

flair - ability, talent

a) bright light
b) spread outwards
He has a flair for dancing.

a) We saw the fire flare up.
b) Are flared trousers in fashion?

hair - on the head

- wild animal
She has fair hair.

run fast.
English spelling Learning tip
Fair hair Learn English spelling words with sound air

wear - put on clothes

- goods of the same type
Kids prefer to wear casual clothes.

Computers need hardware and software.

stair - step

- fixed look
The bathroom is upstairs

Please don't stare at her
English spelling Learning tip You need eyes to stare. Learn English spelling words with sound air

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Take a test in air / are / ear words

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