The Sound ur
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The Sound ur

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This 'Sound ur' spelling quiz teaches elementary school children words with that sound. The letters ‘ur’ make the same sound as that made from ‘er’ and ‘ir’.

The sound ‘ur’ can be placed anywhere within a word. Words can begin with this sound and it can be in the middle or end of a word. Can you spell the missing ‘ur’ words?

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1.
The day before Friday is ____.
Tharsday
Fursday
Thursdey
Thursday
Every day of the week should begin with a capital letter.
2.
This ____ works in Smith's Hospital.
nurs
nurse
nursce
nurese
In the background of this picture we can see a newborn baby, which means this lady might actually be a midwife (someone that specializes in babies).
3.
He ____ his nose when he fell over.
hurte
hurt
hurtt
hourt
If you break your nose and get it fixed, it's called rhinoplasty.
4.
This ____ loves to ____.
surfar and surf
surfer and surf
surfa and surf
surfur and surf
Surfing is very popular in Hawaii, Cornwall and California.
5.
These people are inside a ____.
churckh
khurch
shurch
church
Many churches have colorful windows - these are called stained glass windows.
6.
Oil the pan or the chicken will ____.
durn
durne
burn
burne
There are lots of different types of oil like vegetable, sunflower, rapeseed and coconut.
7.
Her hair is not straight; it is ____.
curly
curlie
culey
curley
Some people have naturally curly hair but if you don't, you can braid it or use curling tongs.
8.
It's your ____.
turn
tern
tirn
torn
'Er' and 'ir' both make the same sound as 'ur'.
9.
Keep the pin away from the balloon or it'll ____.
durst
burst
durste
burste
Rubber balloons were invented by an Englishman called Michael Faraday.
10.
If you stroke her ____, she'll ____.
phur and purr
fur and pur
fur and purr
furr and purr
Cats that can purr can't roar; and cats that can roar can't purr!
Author:  Finola Waller

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