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).

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Insert a Letter

Difficulty level:

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.

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

Hors_

Here are the first three letters of a word:

Fil_

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

e

f

l

m

Here are the last letters of a word:

_air

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

F

N

L

H

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

_go

_cross

_mber

_lien

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

_are

_at

_all

_reature

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

Futur_

Cur_

Tak_

Har_

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

Fai_

Hamme_

Chai_

Ca_

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

Sprin (_) rab

t

d

g

n

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

Whit (_) gg

a

e

i

o

• Question 1

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

S
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here was s. This makes the full word salad. If you struggled to find the word salad, try eating more salad!
• Question 2

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

Hors_

e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter e? This makes the word horse. Let's gallop on to the next question.
• Question 3

Here are the first three letters of a word:

Fil_

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

e
l
m
EDDIE SAYS
There were three possible letters to finish this word. The letter e at the end makes the word file. The letter l at the end makes the word fill. The letter m at the end makes the word film. The last one was a bit of a tricky one!
• Question 4

Here are the last letters of a word:

_air

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

F
L
H
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, there were three correct options here again! F at the start makes fair. L at the start makes lair. A lair is a secret place OR where an animal lives. H at the start makes hair. Remember to select ALL of the letters that work.
• Question 5

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

_go

_cross

_mber

_lien

A
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter a? This makes the words ago, across, amber and alien. Keep up the hard work, letter detective!
• Question 6

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

_are

_at

_all

_reature

C
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter c? This makes the words care, cat, call and creature.
• Question 7

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

Futur_

Cur_

Tak_

Har_

e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter e? This makes the words future, cure, take and hare. Keep up the awesome letter spotting!
• Question 8

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

Fai_

Hamme_

Chai_

Ca_

r
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter r? I always think it's best to start with the word that looks most familiar, for me that was hammer. I couldn't think of any other possible ending for this collection of letters, This makes the words fair, hammer, chair and car.
• Question 9

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

Sprin (_) rab

g
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was g here. Did you think about the letter t too? That works for the first word but not for the second, and we have to find a letter that fits with both! This makes the words spring and grab.
• Question 10

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

Whit (_) gg

e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter e? This makes the words white and egg. Make sure you try out all of the options until you find the correct letter. Well done letter spotter, you have completed another activity, remember the more you do, the easier this will become!
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