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ar words: a starter list

Say the word aloud - can you hear an /ar/ vowel sound? If yes, you probably need the letters ar to spell the word.

Practise with these examples. Click on the speakers to hear the sounds.

far
We ate far too much last night.
jar
The coffee jar is empty.
scar
The injury left a scar.
star
Jo is the star of the new TV comedy show.
hard
English spelling is very hard.
yard
Leave your bike in the yard.
bark
The bark is coming off this tree.
dark
My son is afraid of the dark.
harm
Too much sun can harm your skin.
charm
Her friendly manner will charm you.
harp
A harp is a large stringed musical instrument.
sharp
That knife looks very sharp.
part
The president took part in a TV debate.
start
The film starts at 8 pm.
carve
I'll ask Dad to carve the beef.
starve
The refugees will starve if we don't send food.
arch
The tourists stood beneath the arch.
march
In the army they learn to march.
large
Sam comes from a very large family.
barge
He lived in a barge on the canal.

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Learn about these words in Unit 10. Spelling choices for /ar/ sound; ar, a

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