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Select a Letter to Complete One Word and Begin Another

In this worksheet, students will identify a letter which completes one word and begins the following word (mostly from a selection of letters, as there is often more than one possible answer).

'Select a Letter to Complete One Word and Begin Another' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:  Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

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

Here are the first three letters of a word:

sou __

 

What could the last letter be?

 

We could use p for soup, or r for sour.

 

Can you think of any other options?

 

Here are the last three letters of a word:

__ ins

 

What could the first letter be?

 

We could use w for wins, or p for pins.

 

Can you think of any other options?


 

Time for a challenge! If we put both words with a missing letter together, it would look like this:

sou (__) ins

 

Now, the missing letter needs to be the same for both words. We need the same letter to finish sou__ as we need to start __ins.

 

We could use the letter p, making sou (p) ins.

This would make the separate words soup and pins.


 

Let’s try another question:

Which letter could finish the first word and begin the second word?

lon (__) oat

 

m          g          t

 

The correct answer is g as it will make the two words long and goat.

 

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

Goo(_) luc(_)!

Which letter would begin the following partial word? Type in the letter below.

 

_ueen

Which letter would complete the following partial word? Type in the letter below.

 

Pizz_

Here are the first three letters of a word:

 

Kin_

 

What could the last letter be? Click all of the possible options.

g

d

l

t

Here are the last letters of a word:

 

_ive

 

What could the first letter be? Click all of the possible options.

L

H

J

S

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words?

 

_ield

_lower

_resh

_ear

_lash

Which letter can you add in front of the following letters to make a real word? Type in the letter below.

 

_ook

_owl

_rown

_ig

Which same letter can you add at the end of the following letters to make real words? Type in the letter below.

 

Cak_

Mat_

Tre_

Flak_

Which same letter can you add at the end of the following letters to make real words? Type in the letter below.

 

Car_

Bea_

Men_

Woo_

Choose a letter from below that will complete the first word and start the second word.

 

Kic (_) ey

s

y

k

m

Choose a letter from below that will complete the first word and start the second word.

 

Sin (_) round

t

k

g

m

  • Question 1

Which letter would begin the following partial word? Type in the letter below.

 

_ueen

CORRECT ANSWER
Q
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was q. Did you spot it? This would make the word queen. Remember that a q often goes in front of the letter u.
  • Question 2

Which letter would complete the following partial word? Type in the letter below.

 

Pizz_

CORRECT ANSWER
a
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was a, which makes the word pizza. Yum! What's your favourite topping?
  • Question 3

Here are the first three letters of a word:

 

Kin_

 

What could the last letter be? Click all of the possible options.

CORRECT ANSWER
g
d
EDDIE SAYS
There were two possible missing letters here. Did you spot either? The letter g at the end makes king. The letter d at the end makes kind.
  • Question 4

Here are the last letters of a word:

 

_ive

 

What could the first letter be? Click all of the possible options.

CORRECT ANSWER
L
H
J
EDDIE SAYS
Wow! There were three possible answers here! The letter l at the start makes live. The letter h at the start makes hive - like a bee hive. The letter j at the start makes jive - an energetic dance that you would see on Strictly Come Dancing! Keep up the good work, letter detective.
  • Question 5

Which one letter can be added to the front of all of these words to make new words?

 

_ield

_lower

_resh

_ear

_lash

CORRECT ANSWER
F
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was f. This makes the words field, flower, fresh, fear and flash. If you are struggling, you can work your way through the alphabet until you find a letter that works for all of the words.
  • Question 6

Which letter can you add in front of the following letters to make a real word? Type in the letter below.

 

_ook

_owl

_rown

_ig

CORRECT ANSWER
B
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter b? This makes the words book, bowl, brown and big.
  • Question 7

Which same letter can you add at the end of the following letters to make real words? Type in the letter below.

 

Cak_

Mat_

Tre_

Flak_

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was e here. This makes the words cake, mate, tree and flake. Find a letter that can finish the first word and see if it works for the others.
  • Question 8

Which same letter can you add at the end of the following letters to make real words? Type in the letter below.

 

Car_

Bea_

Men_

Woo_

CORRECT ANSWER
d
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter d? This makes the words card, bead, mend and wood. If you are struggling to find the right letter, work your way along the alphabet. It wouldn't take long to get to d!
  • Question 9

Choose a letter from below that will complete the first word and start the second word.

 

Kic (_) ey

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for both words was k. This makes the words kick and key. Don't kick the key or you'll lose it!
  • Question 10

Choose a letter from below that will complete the first word and start the second word.

 

Sin (_) round

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was g. This makes the words sing and ground. Don't get fooled by the other letters, as they may complete one word but not both of them. Always pick the letter that completes both words.
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