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Vowel Trigraphs: ear

In this worksheet, students revise the ways in which the vowel trigraph 'ear' is pronounced and used.

'Vowel Trigraphs: ear' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Decode Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Often the same string of letters can be pronounced in many different ways.

For example:

The words bear, fear and search all have the letters ear in them, but the sound made by the letters is different in each word.

 

This table shows the main ways of pronouncing ear in English.

 

Sounds like: example of ear word  
  air   pear

  eer   fear

  er   learn

  ar   heart

 

 

These pronunciations are based on Standard English. People have different accents depending on where they live, so you may pronounce some of the words a little differently.

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