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Study: ai words - set 1

One way of spelling a long /ā/ sound is with the letters ai. Why not practise spelling the long a sound by working through this list of ai words?

aid The vet came to the dog's aid just in time.
aim Tom's aim is to score 10 goals this season.
paid I paid for the room by credit card.
fail You never fail to amaze me!
mail Do not read my private mail.
sail Don't sail a small boat in heavy seas.
tail Dad tripped over the dog's tail. *
snail The snail left a trail on the path.
claim Call this number to claim your prize.
main We don't want to live near the main road.
pain I have a slight pain in my neck.
chain There was a broken link in the chain.
plain Our dad prefers plain food to spicy.
stain His blood made a dark red stain on the carpet.
strain I have been under a lot of strain. *
wait Please wait while I make a call.
gait That horse has a very odd gait.
paint I love to draw and paint.
faint His voice was very faint.
waist My skirt is tight around my waist.

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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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