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Find the Missing Letter to Complete the Word

In this worksheet, students will identify the missing letter needed to either finish or begin a word (mostly from a selection of letters, as there is often more than one possible answer).

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'Find the Missing Letter to Complete the Word' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

Hi, letter detective. Are we pleased to see you!  

You’ve guessed it. We have another challenge we need your help to solve.  Are you ready?

Here are the first two letters of a word:

ba __


What could the last letter be?


We could use g to make bag, or a t to make bat.



Can you think of any other options?


Here are the last two letters of a word:

__ en


What could the first letter be?


We could use t to make ten, or h to make hen.



We can’t use proper nouns, such as names, as answers. So we couldn’t use b for Ben, for example.


Can you think of any other options for this question?


Now let’s try one more:

Which of the following letters could complete the word below? (There may be more than one answer!)

par __


b          k          t          l


The correct answers are k and t.

The letter k would make park and t would make part.


Now, it’s your turn to find the missing letters in the questions on the next pages. Enjoy the hunt!

Goo(_) luc(_)!

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