List Ten

classic, volcanic, mimic, sonic, plastic, terrific, electric, track, struck, attack, packet, cricket, pocket, freckle


List Four Words

brief, thief, belief, mischief, grief, relief, believe, niece, pier, receipt, receive, deceit, deceive, weird, seize

Common link:  they all have “i” and “e” in them but their order may be different.  The rule is:  ‘i’ usually comes before the ‘e’ except after ‘c’, when the sound is ‘ee’.  There are, however, some exceptions to the rule.