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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 /ū/.

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

Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound Spelling Homophones with long vowel sound
u-e as in cube. ue as in statue. ew as in 'mew'.


Which of the bold words is correct?

Type the correct word:

I wish I new/knew how to drive.
The road is closed due/dew to snow.
She started to sing when she got the cue/queue.
The fight was a dual/duel to the death.
This new/knew computer is much faster.
The dog's feet are wet from the due/dew.
You'll have to cue/queue for the best rides
The two singers were a dual/duel act.


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