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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 "tour", "poor" (talking posh!) or the first syllable of "tourist".

abjure
adjure
Agincourt
allure
amateur
amour
aperture
armature
assure
Aznavour
azure
Boer
boor
brochure
calenture
caricature
cocksure
coiffure
coinsure
colure
commissure
confiture
conjure
contour
contracture
Côte d'Azur
couture
coverture
cure
curvature
cynosure
Dartmoor
de Pompadour
demure
detour
dour
endure
ensure
entablature
enure
epicure
ewer
Exmoor
fissure
footsure
Genoa
Goncourt
grandeur
haute couture
immature
immure
implicature
impure
insecure
insure
inure
investiture
judicature
Kuala Lumpur
langur
legislature
ligature
liqueur
lure
magistrature
manicure
manure
mature
moor
Moor
Moore
Muir
Mure
musculature
nunciature
obscure
overture
paramour
pedicure
plat(s) du jour
Pompadour
poor
portraiture
prefecture
premature
procure
pure
quadrature
reassure
reinsure
Ruhr
Saussure
secure
Sedgemoor
sepulture
sinecure
skewer
skua
spoor
Stenhousemuir
Stour
sure
tablature
tambour
tenure
tonsure
tour
tournure
Tours (in France)
troubadour
unsure
velour
verdure
who're
your
you're


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