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Add Two Letters to Make a Word Using Context

In this worksheet, students will work out the missing last letter in a word. They will use the context of the given sentence to help them. It will develop students’ comprehension, spelling and problem solving skills.

'Add Two Letters to Make a Word Using Context ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Hi, word detective!

Our letter thief has been at it again!

 

The thief has stolen two letters from a word but they have left a clue behind to help us figure out what the word is.

 

The clue is a synonym, which is a word with a very similar meaning.

 

Let’s have a look at the partial word:

 

Synonym Partial Word
halt ST_ _

 

The word has had two of its letters removed. What could these letters be?

 

The stolen letters are OP and the word is STOP.

 

policeman
 

Here is another word with missing letters:

FO _ _

 

This time the thief has left behind a different kind of clue:

 

Clue Partial Word
Something you eat FO_ _

 

What could the missing letters be?

 

The missing letters are OD and the word is FOOD.

 

porridge

 

In this activity, you will be a word detective and work out the missing letters in a partial word.

The thief has left you a clue or a synonym for each word; this will help you to work out what the word is.

 

Psst! Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

You can use a thesaurus to help you if you get stuck.

 

Good luck locating those missing letters!

Look at this sentence:

 

I __apped a present for my sister. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

Jenny couldn't find her PE __t

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

I __t on suncream before I went outside. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

I am making a model of a boat for my school pro__ct

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

The museum was filled with interesting o__ects

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

Look at this sentence:

 

The ki__en was very playful.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

The elephant at the zoo was as h__e as a house! 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

I felt th__sty after I had finished the race. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

Anna and Raj are going ice skating la__r.

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

Look at this sentence:

 

I was excited to have w__ the competition. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

I __apped a present for my sister. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
wr
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'wr' make the word 'wrapped'. The missing letters can be anywhere in the word. Use the rest of the sentence to help you figure out what the word could be.
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

Jenny couldn't find her PE __t

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
ki
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? The missing letters 'ki' make the word kit. An option such as 'set' would not be correct because it would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

I __t on suncream before I went outside. 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
pu
EDDIE SAYS
Great try! You're doing really well! The missing letters 'pu' make the word 'put'. Options such as 'met' or 'set' would not make sense in the sentence so would not be correct.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

I am making a model of a boat for my school pro__ct

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
je
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'je' make the word 'project'. A word such as 'product' would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 5

Look at this sentence:

 

The museum was filled with interesting o__ects

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

 

CORRECT ANSWER
bj
EDDIE SAYS
Did you work this one out? The missing letters 'bj' make the word 'object'. No other word would fit into this sentence.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

The ki__en was very playful.

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
tt
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'tt' make the word 'kitten'. There are no other letter pairs that would make a word. Do you have any pets?
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

The elephant at the zoo was as h__e as a house! 

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
ug
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'ug' make the word huge. Options such as 'have' or 'hope' would not be correct as they do not make sense in the sentence. What's your favourite animal at the zoo?
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

I felt th__sty after I had finished the race. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
ir
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'ir' make the word 'thirsty'. There is no other word that would fit into this sentence and make sense. One question to go, let's see what it is!
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

Anna and Raj are going ice skating la__r.

 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
te
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letters 'te' make the word later. A word such as 'laser' would not make sense in the sentence. This activity is now done, I hope you had loads of fun!
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

I was excited to have w__ the competition. 

 

One of the words in the sentence has had two of its letters taken away. What are they?

CORRECT ANSWER
on
EDDIE SAYS
Good effort! The missing letters are 'on', which make the word 'won'. An option such as 'win' would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence.
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