Spelling 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.

translate:
boil Let the water boil before making tea.
foil Cover the meat with foil to keep it warm.
soil This garden soil is good quality.
spoil Please don't spoil the game by cheating.
toil Toil means to work long and hard.
coin Toss a coin to see who pays the bill.
join Let's all join in the singing.
loin Loin of lamb is a very tender meat.
joint My hip joint is hurting after that long run.
void Void means empty or invalid.
hoist Use a hoist to lift a heavy weight.
joist You need a new joist fitted above that door.
moist This chocolate cake is very moist.
choice There's a choice of four desserts.
voice I've a sore throat and I've lost my voice.
noise Did you hear that strange noise?
boy The new boy in school was named Luke.
joy The baby has brought them great joy.
toy That child has far too many toys.

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


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