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Unit 7H Homophones: Spelling the long vowel sounds
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Unit 7H: A 'Beat the spellchecker!' test for Unit 7 words

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Homophones for Unit 7 - the long vowel sounds

Spelling Homophones with long vowel soundSpelling homophones...
... the words the computer spellchecker will not spot.

This unit tests you on homophones with the long vowel sounds you hear at the start of these words:

Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ape
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
evening
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ice-cream
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
oval
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
unicorn

The first section covers the long vowel sound /ā/.

think back to spelling teaching These are the main ways of spelling this sound:

Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
a-e as in snake.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ai as in train.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ay as in pray.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ei as in reindeer.

Also, don't forget the 'rule-breakers':

break great

Which of the bold words is correct?

Type the correct word:

Which is the way/weigh to the beach?
A falcon is a bird of pray/prey.
There are six sales/sails on his boat.
It's plane/plain to see you are angry.
I like my stake/steak well cooked.
When does the mane/main film start?
Wales/Whales eat small fish.
Eat that food, don't waste/waist it.
The baby wade/weighed three kilos.
The car had to brake/break hard.
We've made/maid a pumpkin pie.
She wore a long black vale/veil.


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