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oa words

In words like soap, coast, and cloak, the long /o/ sound is spelt using the letters oa.

In these examples, the long /o/ sound falls in the middle of the word.

coach
They went by coach to the beach.
soak
She had a long soak in the bath tub.
cloak
He wore a dark cloak.
croak
Frogs croak mostly at night.
coal
The land was mined for coal.
goal
Shoot for goal whenever you can.
foal
Anna is grooming her foal.
foam
This foam mattress is too soft for me.
loan
I need a loan to buy my car.
soap
This liquid soap smells of roses.
boast
It's bad manners to boast about being clever.
coast
The river flows fast to the coast.
roast
It's roast chicken for dinner.
toast
Her favourite food is beans on toast.
float
It's easy to float in very salty water.
throat
I keep sneezing and my throat is sore.
cockroach
There was a cockroach in the kitchen.
approach
The cat approached its prey very softly.
encroach
Please don't encroach on my space.
reproach
The boss will reproach him for being lazy.

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Learn 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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