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The ea spelling pattern is one of several ways to represent the long /e/ sound in English. This pattern is usually found be found in the middle or at the end of a words, such as in meat, bean, and tea. It is also occasionally found at the start of words like in ear or east.

Watch out! The ea spelling pattern is also used to represent the short /e/ sound like bread or bear. This list will help you learn examples of when ea spelling pattern is used for the long /e/ sound.

reach The higher shelf is out of my reach.
teach They'll teach us to abseil at the rock-climbing club.
deal His manner conveyed a great deal of arrogance.
heal My arm took a long time to heal.
cream I often have ice cream for dessert.
dream What did you dream about last night?
stream We had to wade across the stream.
fear Many people have a fear of snakes.
spear The soldier was armed with a dagger and a spear.
cheat If you cheat in a test you will be disqualified.
wheat Bread is made from wheat.
feast We shared a splendid feast.
least I walked at least ten kilometres today.
please Please may I have a piece of cake?
grease Grease the baking tin with butter.
breathe He needs a ventilator to help him breathe.
leave Switch off the lights when you leave the room.
squeal The show made the children squeal with delight.
squeak The mouse began to squeak.

Learn more about these words in Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?

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