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Study the word list: oi and oy words

In one-syllable words, there are two ways of spelling the /oi/ sound: oi and oy. Use oi in the middle of a word and oy at the end. This list will help you practise spelling the oi sound in a mixture of oi and oy words.

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boil
Will you boil the kettle for tea?
foil
They wrapped the sandwiches in foil.
soil
This garden soil is good quality.
spoil
Please don't spoil the game by cheating.
toil
He began to toil up the hill.
coin
The coin featured the monarch's profile.
join
The musician had to audition to join the band.
loin
Loin of lamb is a very tender meat.
joint
Your elbow is a hinge joint.
void
The contract was deemed void.
hoist
He used a hoist to lift the weight.
joist
You need a new joist fitted above that door.
moist
This chocolate cake is very moist.
choice
There is a good choice of food in the canteen.
voice
His voice was very faint.
noise
Did you hear that strange noise?
boy
The boy ate some cake.
joy
The baby has brought them great joy.
toy
She loved her toy train.

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Learn about these words in Unit 16. Spelling choices for /oi/ sound: oi, oy


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