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-ie -ei words

We are looking at words with the -ee- sound (phoneme) which has the -ie or -ei grapheme.

 

If the sound is -ee-, then the rule is that the 'i comes before the e':

siege

believe

mischievous

achieve

 

However, if there is the consonant 'c' directly before the grapheme, then it changes to -ei:

receive

receipt

deceive

 

Watch out! There are also some exception words:

caffeine

seize

(I have also included 'convenience' as this is often mispelled, but is actually a different phoneme)

18.10.18

Compound Adjectives

 

man-eating

little-used

rock-bottom

wide-eyed

pig-headed

tight-fisted

cold-hearted

stone-faced

green-eyed

short-tempered 

 

 

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w/c 8th Oct

 This week, please practise words containing hyphenated prefixes. We hyphenate when the word would look strange or it may be difficult to know how to pronounce it without the hyphen:

 

co-operate

co-ordinate

co-own

co-author

re-enter

re-educate

re-examine

re-evaluate

re-energise

re-elect

 

w/c 1st Oct

This week, we look at the -ent / -ence / -ency words...

 

I will also include 'blind' words in the test: words that follow the same format or rule but were not included in the practise list.

 

innocent

innocence

decent

decency

excellent

excellence

confident

confidence

existent

existence

w/c 24th September

This week's spellings are words that end in -ant/-ance/-ancy, as opposed to -ent/-ence/-ency (next week!). 

observant

observance

expectant

expectancy

hesitant

hesitancy

tolerant

tolerance

relevant

relevance

w/c 17th September:

 

This week, the rule is all around whether we use -ce or -se.

e.g. practice, spelt with -ce is a noun (doctor's practice, choir practice etc), whereas practise spelt with -se is a verb (we need to practise our spellings etc)

 

advice

advise

device

devise

licence

license

prophecy

prophesy

practice

practise

 

 

w/c 10th September

 

This week, we are looking at using more ambitious vocabulary in our writing:

 

aggressive

hostile

awkward

obstinate

desperate

frantic

disastrous

calamitous

marvellous

spectacular

 

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