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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:  

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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 letters from below could complete the following word? Tick all of the possible answers.

 

Tra_

p

g

m

y

Which letters could begin the word below? Tick all the possible options.

 

_lab

M

G

F

S

Which letter could begin all of the words below?

 

_ight

_ime

_emon

_eave

Which letter could complete all of the words below?

 

Eve_

Flowe_

Nea_

Find a letter that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Choose the correct letter from the list below.

 

Son (_) rey

l

g

t

m

Which letter from the list below can complete the first word and begin the second word?

 

Luck (_) ear

y

p

t

w

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word?

 

Her (_) eal

m

l

d

b

Which letter from the list below could complete the first word and begin the second word?

 

Tra (_) oint

p

m

y

g

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word? Type in the letter below.

 

Gra (_) rown

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word? Type in the letter below.

 

Tabl (_) ars

  • Question 1

Which letters from below could complete the following word? Tick all of the possible answers.

 

Tra_

CORRECT ANSWER
p
m
y
EDDIE SAYS
Wow! There were three possible answers here! How many did you spot? The letter p at the end makes trap. The letter m at the end makes tram. Have you ever been on a tram? The letter y at the end makes tray. Make sure to select all of the possible options.
  • Question 2

Which letters could begin the word below? Tick all the possible options.

 

_lab

CORRECT ANSWER
F
S
EDDIE SAYS
There were two options here. F at the start makes the word flab. Flab is another word for fat/saggy skin. S at the start makes slab - like a paving slab.
  • Question 3

Which letter could begin all of the words below?

 

_ight

_ime

_emon

_eave

CORRECT ANSWER
L
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter l? You might have thought 't' at first as this works for the first two words, but you need to make sure the letter works for ALL of the words. L makes light, lime, lemon and leave.
  • Question 4

Which letter could complete all of the words below?

 

Eve_

Flowe_

Nea_

CORRECT ANSWER
r
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was r. This makes ever, flower and near. Keep up the good work, letter detective!
  • Question 5

Find a letter that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Choose the correct letter from the list below.

 

Son (_) rey

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for both words was g. This makes the words song and grey. Try out all of the options until you find one that works for both words.
  • Question 6

Which letter from the list below can complete the first word and begin the second word?

 

Luck (_) ear

CORRECT ANSWER
y
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter y? The other three options can complete the second word, but they don't work for the first word. Y makes the words lucky and year.
  • Question 7

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word?

 

Her (_) eal

CORRECT ANSWER
d
EDDIE SAYS
The letter d was the missing letter here. It makes the words herd and deal. Herd is the collective noun for a group of elephants or cows.
  • Question 8

Which letter from the list below could complete the first word and begin the second word?

 

Tra (_) oint

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter p? This makes trap and point. I hope you didn't get trapped by the letters m and y, as they work only for the first word.
  • Question 9

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word? Type in the letter below.

 

Gra (_) rown

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
This was a challenge, as there weren't any options to choose from. The missing letter was b. This makes the words grab and brown. Keep up the fine work, letter detective!
  • Question 10

Which letter completes the first word and begins the second word? Type in the letter below.

 

Tabl (_) ars

CORRECT ANSWER
e
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was e. This makes table and ears. It's time for you to get up from the detective table and take a bow, because this is another completed activity, and one step closer to achieving letter detective status!
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