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Vowel sounds - the eight English diphthongs

Word lists to practise the vowel sounds in:

------day-----------sky-----------boy------------beer------------bear-----------tour------------go-------------cow

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Words with common or rhyming diphthong as final sound

as in beer (the drink), pier, hear.

Aberdeenshire
Aboukir
adhere
all-clear
Angier
appear
Argyllshire
arrear
atmosphere
auctioneer
austere
Ayrshire
balladeer
bandoleer
bandolier
barysphere
bathysphere
Bedfordshire
beer
belvedere
Berkshire
Berwickshire
besmear
bier
bioengineer
biosphere
blear
bombardier
Breakspear
Brecknockshire
brevier
brigadier
buccaneer
Buckinghamshire
Buteshire
Buttermere
Caernarvonshire
Cambridgeshire
cannoneer
carabineer
carbineer
Cardiganshire
career
Carmarthenshire
cashiern
cashierv
cashmere (fabric)
Cashmere (place)
cavalier
cere
chandelier
chanticleer
Chanticleer
charioteer
cheer
Cheshire
chevalier
chimere
chorea
chromosphere
clavier (instrument)
clavier (keyboard)
clear
cohere
commandeer
compeer
cordelier
Cuckmere
dear
Dear
deer
Delamere
Derbyshire
Devonshire
diarrh(o)ea
disappear
dog-ear
domineer
Dorsetshire
drear
dysmenorrh(o)ea
ear
ecosphere
electioneer
electrolier
elixir
Ellesmere
Elsmere
elzevir
Elzevir
emir
Emir
endear
engineer
Fafnir
fakir
fear
Fifeshire
fleer
Flintshire
Frere
frontier
fusilier
gambier
gaselier
gazetteer
gear
Geare
Glamorganshire
Gloucestershire
gondolier
Goodyear®
Grasmere
Greer
grenadier
Grenadier
Guenevere
Guinevere
gypsophila
halberdier
half-year
Hampshire
Haslemere
headgear
hear
hemisphere
here
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Huntingdonshire
idea
inhere
insincere
interfere
ionosphere
jeer
Kashmir
kier
Kier
kir
Lancashire
Lear
leer
lehr
Leicestershire
light-year
Lincolnshire
lithosphere
marketeer
menhir
mere
mishear
Monmouthshire
Montgomeryshire
mountaineer
muleteer
musketeer
mutineer
mynheer
nadir
Nadir
Napier
near
Northamptonshire
Nottinghamshire
orienteer
overhear
Oxfordshire
ozonosphere
pamphleteer
peer
Pembrokeshire
persevere
Perthshire
photosphere
pier
pioneer
privateer
profiteer
puppeteer
pyorrhoea
queer
racketeer
reappear
rear
rehear
reindeer
revere
revers
rhea
ria
Rothermere
Rushmere
scrutineer
sear
seborrhea
severe
Shakespear(e)
shea
shear
sheer
-shire
Shropshire
sincere
sloganeer
smear
sneer
Somersetshire
sonneteer
souvenir
spear
sphere
spiraea
spirea
Staffordshire
steer
Stirlingshire
stratosphere
substratosphere
summiteer
switchgear
Tangier
tapir
tear
Thea
theo-
tier
Tranmere
triumvir
unclear
uprear
veer
veneer
Vere
Vermeer
vizier
Vladimir
volunteer
Warwickshire
weir
we're(= we are)
Wilshire
Wiltshire
Windermere
Worcestershire
year
yesteryear
Yorkshire
zaire
Zaire
Zaïre


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