Unit 10-11-12H:
Homophones for the /ar/, /er/ and /air/ sounds

To review the homophone spellings before the test, click on the links below:

Unit 10 page 10 - words with the sound /ar/

Unit 11 page 8 - words with the sound /er/

Unit 12 page 2 - words with the sound /air/

Homophones for the /ar/, /er/ and /air/ soundsSpelling homophones...
...the words the computer spellchecker will not spot


This unit tests you on homophones with the sounds /ar/, /er/ and /air/

think back to spelling teaching Remember:

1) In most words the /ar/ sound is spelled ar. A few words have al or just a :

Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound
ar as in shark al as in palm a as in raft


2) The /er/ sound can be spelled ur, ir, ear, (but after 'w' - or):

  Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound  
  ur as in burger ir as in shirt ear as in earth  
  Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound  
  er as in person or as in worm  


3) The /air/ sound can be spelled air, are, ear
(and the rule-breakers ere, eir):

Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound Spelling homophones ar er air sound
air as in hair are as in square ear as in bear

Test 1.

Which of the bold words is correct?


Choose the correct word


Type the word here

What shall I wear/ware to the party.
Give the driver a dollar for your bus fair/fare
I herd/heard all about it at the office.
I wish that man would stop staring/stairing
She just can't bear/bare swearing.
How much did you urn/earn last year?
The lifeboat crew saw the distress flair/flare.
I wonder wear/where I left my keys.
This is my best pair/pear of shoes.
The kernel/colonel spoke to his troops.
Don't desert/dessert me when I need you.
The dogs were let off there/their leads.


 


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