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

 

_rap

_oe

_ower

_raitor

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

 

_hair

_rab

_are

_reate

Match the partial words below to their missing letters:

 

Column A

Column B

H
row
G
elp
E
nd

Match the partial words below to their missing letters:

 

Column A

Column B

Stam
p
Purs
h
Hig
e

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

 

Stam (_) ocket

t

p

h

g

Find all of the possible letters that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Select all of the letters that could work from below.

 

Ha (_) ake

t

l

m

s

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word? There is only one correct answer.

 

Wit (_) orse

s

a

h

p

Which of the following letters would complete the first word and begin the second word?

 

Yaw (_) ote

 

n

t

g

h

Below are words with missing letters. Match the word pair to their correct missing letter.

Column A

Column B

Spik (_) xit
e
Flowe (_) ush
h
Ras (_) otel
r

The words below have missing letters. Match the words with their correct missing letters.
 

Column A

Column B

Pra (_) acht
y
Cal (_) erry
f
Kni (_) rap
t
  • Question 1

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

 

_rap

_oe

_ower

_raitor

CORRECT ANSWER
T
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter t? This makes the words trap, toe, tower and traitor. Make sure the letter works for all of the words.
  • Question 2

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

 

_hair

_rab

_are

_reate

CORRECT ANSWER
C
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter c? This makes the words chair, crab, care and create. Keep up the hard work, letter detective!
  • Question 3

Match the partial words below to their missing letters:

 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

H
elp
G
row
E
nd
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find? h + elp = help g + row = grow e + nd = end Always make sure that you try out all of the possibilites.
  • Question 4

Match the partial words below to their missing letters:

 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Stam
p
Purs
e
Hig
h
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you notice? stam + p = stamp purs + e = purse hig + h = high - this was tricky, as the word sounds completely different once the h has been added!
  • Question 5

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

 

Stam (_) ocket

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you make sure that the letter worked for both words? The letter p makes the words stamp and pocket.
  • Question 6

Find all of the possible letters that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Select all of the letters that could work from below.

 

Ha (_) ake

CORRECT ANSWER
t
m
s
EDDIE SAYS
There were three possible letters that work for both words. Did you spot them? The letter t makes the words hat and take. The letter m makes the words ham and make. The letter s makes the words has and sake.
  • Question 7

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word? There is only one correct answer.

 

Wit (_) orse

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was h. This makes the words with and horse. The letter t is often followed by an h, so make sure you look out for this clue.
  • Question 8

Which of the following letters would complete the first word and begin the second word?

 

Yaw (_) ote

 

CORRECT ANSWER
n
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter n? This makes the words yawn and note. Try not to yawn when you're making notes!
  • Question 9

Below are words with missing letters. Match the word pair to their correct missing letter.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Spik (_) xit
e
Flowe (_) ush
r
Ras (_) otel
h
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you get? The letter e makes spike and exit. The letter r makes flower and rush. The letter h makes rash and hotel.
  • Question 10

The words below have missing letters. Match the words with their correct missing letters.
 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Pra (_) acht
y
Cal (_) erry
f
Kni (_) rap
t
EDDIE SAYS
You have done it, letter detective! Did you find any matches? The letter y makes pray and yacht. A yacht is a very fancy luxury boat. The letter f makes calf and ferry. A calf is a baby cow. The letter t makes knit and trap.
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