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One of the four ways of spelling the /er/ sound is using the letters ur. This list looks at a few of these ur words – why not learn them now? As you go through the list, say each word aloud and listen to the vowel sound.

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fur
The bear has thick fur.
blur
The words on the page were a blur.
slur
An insult is a slur.
nurse
Jane is training to be a nurse.
purse
A thief seized my mother's purse.
purple
Mix red and blue to get purple.
burst
Don't burst that balloon.
burn
Our new stove can burn wood or coal.
curl
Her hair is a mass of blond curls.
hurl
To hurl means to throw strongly.
surf
We will surf the waves from that beach.
turf
Turf is a slab of earth covered in grass.
church
The bridegroom was late for church.
curve
The racing car sped around the curve of the track.
return
It's time for us to return home.
murder
We watched a murder mystery on TV.
turnip
The Scots eat turnip with haggis.
Thursday
I went to the shop on Thursday. *
Saturday
Jack goes swimming every Saturday.

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Learn about these words in Unit 11. Spelling choices for /er/ sound: er, ir, ur, ear + wor

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