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Grade 6-12

ESL: R-Controlled Vowels: The "air" Vowel

by Jordan V. | Foreign Language

9 Lessons 26:27
  1. 1. Trailer 31
  2. 2. Introduction to air Sound in English 54
  3. 3. Overview of the air sound 5:06
  4. 4. Spellings of the air sound 57
  5. 5. Spelling of air as AIR 3:33
  6. 6. Spelling of air as ER 3:31
  7. 7. Spelling of air as EAR 2:30
  8. 8. Spelling of air as AR 5:43
  9. 9. Spelling of air as EIR 3:42

Grade 6-12



What do words like "hair", "there", "hear" and "bare" have in common? The answer is that each contains the same vowel sound. This vowel, which is the same pronunciation as the word, "air", is an example of an R-Controlled vowel. In this video, we will explore the different spellings of this sound and introduce word lists that illustrate this sound.


  • English
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Sounds
  • Spelling
  • Vowels


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