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Study the word list: Silent w words

In words starting with wr the letter w is silent. A few other words also have a silent w.

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There is a rusty old wreck on the reef.
The wren is one of the smallest birds in Britain.
We saw the policeman wrestle the burglar to the ground.
The poor man begged for money.
The cave explorers had to wriggle through the tunnel.
Grandma says she has a new wrinkle every day.
She wore a gold bangle on her wrist.
We watched the poor animal writhe in agony.
He would not accept that he was wrong.
The old gate is made of wrought iron.
Will you write to me when you go away?
Please write your answer in the box.
The sword was very sharp. *

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Learn about these words in Unit 22. Words with silent letters e.g. wrap, comb, sign, knight

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