Long vowel sounds: -i-1. As is usual with long vowel sounds, most long -i- sounds
are written using the magic e. For example: fine silent entitled
Underline the i-e combination in each of the following words.
The first two are done for you.
lively mice untimely deadline idle stalactite miserly
quite bridle title write fertile decided trifle dynamite
2. But -igh- and -y also make the long i sound.
-igh is usually found in the middle of a word and
the long i right at the end of a word is nearly always -y.
Write the correct letters in the following words:
repl__, n_____tfall, br____t, suppl__, del_____t,
t_____t, moonl_____t, appl__, terrif__, midn_____t.
3. Try to guess the following words which use -igh or -y
for the long i sound.
The pen is m_____tier than the sword.
Starboard is the _______ hand side of the ship.
The victim couldn't identi___ the robber.
You need to m__________ the total by 3 to get the answer.
"Find something to occu___ yourself with," said Toby's Dad.
Thunder and l_____tning can be quite fr______ening
I admit it was my fault. I can't de___ it.
4. Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them.