<img src="https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=iA1Pi1a8Dy00ym" style="display:none" height="1" width="1" alt="" />
Skip Navigation
Our Terms of Use (click here to view) have changed. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our new Terms of Use.

7.7: The Diphthong [oi]

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
Turn In

The Diphthong [oi]

1. You can hear the diphthong [oi] in spoil and joy. It sounds like a short <o> run together with a short <i>. The sound [oi] is spelled either <oi> or <oy>. Underline the letters that spell [oi] in each of the following words:


2. Sort the sixteen words into these two groups:

Words in which [oi] is spelled . . .

3. Here are some words that contain the diphthong [oi]. They have been analyzed into their elements. Look at each carefully and notice whether the [oi] sound is at the front, in the middle, or at the end of its element:


4. Now sort the twenty words into the matrix, as we have done with enjoyment.

5. How Do You Spell [oi]? When the sound [oi] comes at the very end of an element, it is spelled _______; everywhere else it is spelled _______.

Word Venn. In circle A put only words that contain the sound [ou˙]. In circle B put only words that contain the sound [oi]. In circle C put only words that contain the sound [z]:


Notes/Highlights Having trouble? Report an issue.

Color Highlighted Text Notes
Please to create your own Highlights / Notes
Show More

Image Attributions

Show Hide Details
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
Date Created:
Feb 23, 2012
Last Modified:
Jan 16, 2015
Files can only be attached to the latest version of section
Please wait...
Please wait...
Image Detail
Sizes: Medium | Original