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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 section covers the long vowel sound /ē/.

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

Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ee as in green.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
ea as in beach.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
e-e as in athlete.
Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
y as in happy.

Which of the bold words is correct?

Type the correct word:

There's a very weak/week signal on my phone.
Speak louder or he won't hear/here you.
The kids had baked beans/beens and burgers.
It seams/seems very cold tonight.
My wife is very dear/deer to me.
My feat/feet feel freezing.
I'm very pleased to meat/meet you.
Red hair is in the family's jeans/genes.
Will you read/reed me a bedtime story?
There's a hole in the heal/heel of my sock.
I found a cheap/cheep TV in the sale.
They tried to steal/steel her necklace.

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