The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Affordable pricing from £10/month

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 letters from below could complete the following word?

Tick all of the possible answers.

 

Fil_

 

e

t

m

g

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

 

_one

L

T

G

U

Which letter could begin all of the words below?

 

_one

_ight

_ost

_eft

Which letter could complete all of the words below?

 

Swee_

Hea_

Fon_

Ca_

Find a letter that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Type the letter in the brackets below.

Which letter can complete the first word and begin the second word? Type it in the brackets below.

 

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word? Type the letter in the blank space below.

Type in the letter that could complete the first word and begin the second word.

 

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

 

Hig (_) ope

 

m

h

t

l

Which letter from below completes the first word and begins the second word?

 

Sprin (_) rap

g

t

h

s

  • Question 1

Which letters from below could complete the following word?

Tick all of the possible answers.

 

Fil_

 

CORRECT ANSWER
e
m
EDDIE SAYS
Two of our choices could complete this word! The letter e at the end makes file. The letter m at the end makes film. Make sure you tick all of the possible answers.
  • Question 2

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

 

_one

CORRECT ANSWER
L
T
G
EDDIE SAYS
Wow, there were three possibilities here! Did you spot any of them? L at the start makes lone. Like a lone wolf searching for food on its own. T at the start makes tone. G at the start makes gone. This was tricky, as it is pronounced differently to the other two words.
  • Question 3

Which letter could begin all of the words below?

 

_one

_ight

_ost

_eft

CORRECT ANSWER
L
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter l? This makes the words lone, light, lost and left. Did you remember the word lone from our previous question?
  • Question 4

Which letter could complete all of the words below?

 

Swee_

Hea_

Fon_

Ca_

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter t? This makes the words sweet, heat, font and cat. Sweet work! Keep it up!
  • Question 5

Find a letter that will complete the first word and begin the second word. Type the letter in the brackets below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was p. This makes the words stamp and picture. If you are struggling, work your way through the alphabet until you find a letter that works for both words.
  • Question 6

Which letter can complete the first word and begin the second word? Type it in the brackets below.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter y? This makes the words play and yellow. Don't play in yellow snow. Can you think why?
  • Question 7

Which of the letters below completes the first word and begins the second word? Type the letter in the blank space below.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was r here. This makes the words chair and rescue. Keep up the good work, letter detective!
  • Question 8

Type in the letter that could complete the first word and begin the second word.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was h. This makes the words watch and halo. Make sure that the letter works for both words before you type it in.
  • Question 9

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

 

Hig (_) ope

 

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was h. This makes the words high and hope. I've got high hopes for you!
  • Question 10

Which letter from below completes the first word and begins the second word?

 

Sprin (_) rap

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the answer t? You may have thought g was the answer as it completes the first word to make spring, BUT it doesn't work for the second word. The letter t makes the words sprint and trap. You have sprinted to the end of this activity letter spotter, well done!
---- OR ----

Sign up for a £1 trial so you can track and measure your child's progress on this activity.

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started
laptop

Start your £1 trial today.
Subscribe from £10/month.