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Unit 21: Spelling the ie and ei words 'i before e except after c'
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Unit 21: The i before e rule – does it work?

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Spelling ie and ei words

Choose from ie or ei.

These words all have the long /ē/ sound and they all follow the rule:

Spelling rule, i before e except after c

Work out which letters are missing

Type the whole word:

My sister's daughter is my n___ce.
That child is getting up to misch___f again.
Pay the bill and ask for a rec___pt.
This truck's engine runs on d___sel fuel.
Did you rec___ve my last letter?
Telling lies is dec___tful.
I can't bel___ve she has married him.
P___rce the lid before cooking.
A conc___ted man thinks he's the best.
There was great rel___f at the rescue.
She has painted the c__ling dark red.
I only met him br___fly.


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