Long vowel sounds: -a-
1. The long -a- is most often written a-e for example state. Usually there is only one letter between the a and the e as in plate. But often
there is more than one, as in table. It's the magic e which makes the -a- have a long sound.
(Remember to have a look at the magic e page if you haven't done so already).
2. But -ai- and -ay also make the long a sound. You'll notice that -ai- usually comes in the middle of a word and a long a right at the end of a word is always -ay.
Write the correct combination in the following words:
3. Try to guess the following words which all contain -ai-:
Now memorize the focus words and test yourself on them.