The Sound ai
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The Sound ai

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The Sound ai tests elementary school children on words that include that sound.

The ‘ai’ sound is used within many words and more often than not, a consonant will follow that sound. There are a few words that should be spelled with this sound. Improve your spelling skills in this quiz.

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1.
Spell the missing word: His ____ is green.
tail
tayal
taiyail
taill
Iguanas can drop or leave their tails. This means that their tails fall off whilst they run and hide. Isn't that amazing!
2.
Spell the missing word: He was ____ to leave his house.
afrayed
afraid
afrraid
arfraid
If you are scared to leave the house, you suffer from agoraphobia.
3.
Spell the missing word: Please ____ for my call.
wayt
waite
wait
wate
There are a few other ways to write the 'ai' sound, for example, ay, ey, eigh and a_e.
4.
Spell the missing word: The ____ couldn't hear the birds tweet.
snayl
snaill
ssnail
snail
Did you know, snails can see but not hear.
5.
Spell the missing word: I would like to ____ this boat.
saill
sail
sial
ssail
When on a boat, we call the left side of it the port and the right side the starboard.
6.
Spell the missing word: The ____ was carrying a large delivery.
train
trian
traine
traint
A train carrying goods is called a cargo train.
7.
Spell the missing word: Don't ____ to catch the ball!
faill
fail
faiil
failn
If you fail at something keep trying, that's where the saying comes from: If at first you don't succeed, try try try again!
8.
Spell the missing word: He committed a crime and ended up in ____.
jale
jial
jail
jaile
Another word for jail is prison.
9.
Which spelling is correct?
rayn
splain
rain
flained
Only the third answer is a real word.
10.
Spell the missing word: Have you ____ the milkman?
paid
payid
piad
paidd
If you order milk, a milkman arrives at around 5 or 6 in the morning and leaves the milk on the doorstep.
Author:  Finola Waller

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