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Identify a Letter that Completes All Words

In this worksheet, students will identify a letter which completes two words and begins the following two words (mostly from a selection of letters, as there is often more than one possible answer).

'Identify a Letter that Completes All Words' 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 set of puzzles we need your help to solve.  Are you ready?

Here are the first three letters of a word and the last three letters of another word:

 

cla__

__ark

 

We need to find the same letter to finish cla__ and start __ark.

 

We could use the letter p. This would make clap and park.

It could be shown like this:

 

cla (p) ark


Let’s try another question:

Which letter could finish the first word and begin the second word?

 

par (__) eam

 

m           g          t

 

The correct answer is t, as it will make part and team.


Now let’s make it more challenging! We need to find the same missing letter for four words, not just two!

 

cro (__) int

tra (__) our

 

Just as before, we need to find an option which fits the first pair. Then we need to check that the same option works in the second pair.

 

The missing letter is p, giving us:

 

cro (p) int

tra (p) our

 

The four complete words are crop, pint, trap and pour.


Now it’s your turn to find the missing letters in the questions on the next pages. Enjoy the hunt!      

Goo(_) luc(_)!

Find the missing letter for the four words below.

 

Lam (_) read

Com (_) room

l

t

b

r

s

Find the missing letter.

 

Sli (_) ake

Infor (_) iss

t

m

c

k

p

Find the missing letter.

 

Cas (_) iss

Haw (_) ing

t

m

k

l

e

Find the missing letter.

 

Che (_) ancy

Thie (_) ound

 

r

m

a

t

f

Find the missing letter.

 

Lil (_) read

Cur (_) each

r

p

d

t

e

Find the missing letter. Type it in below.

 

Hel (_) roud

Ste (_) ink

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Fla (_) rab

Brin (_) ap

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Cur (_) ake

Hur (_) eal

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Ar (_) one

Mani (_) alm

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Am (_) anic

Kee (_) rop

  • Question 1

Find the missing letter for the four words below.

 

Lam (_) read

Com (_) room

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
Did you find the missing letter b? This was a challenge, as this letter is silent in two of the words: lamb and comb. It also makes the words bread and broom. Try to visualise the words in your head with the extra letters to see if they make real words.
  • Question 2

Find the missing letter.

 

Sli (_) ake

Infor (_) iss

CORRECT ANSWER
m
EDDIE SAYS
Did you notice the missing letter m here? It's a sneaky question, as some of the letters will work for SOME of the words, but you need to find the letter that works for ALL of the words. The letter m makes the words: slim, make, inform and miss. Keep it up, letter detective!
  • Question 3

Find the missing letter.

 

Cas (_) iss

Haw (_) ing

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here was k. This makes the words: cask, kiss, hawk and king. A cask is a big container, like a barrel.
  • Question 4

Find the missing letter.

 

Che (_) ancy

Thie (_) ound

 

CORRECT ANSWER
f
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter here? It was f. It makes the words chef, fancy, thief and found. Try out each letter in the missing slot until you find a letter that works for ALL four words.
  • Question 5

Find the missing letter.

 

Lil (_) read

Cur (_) each

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was t here. This makes the words lilt, tread, curt and teach. A lilt is the rise and fall of a voice when speaking. If someone is curt with you, they are being short or blunt with you. Teenagers often do this when they are in a grump! Make a note of these new words, as they will help you out in the 11+. :)
  • Question 6

Find the missing letter. Type it in below.

 

Hel (_) roud

Ste (_) ink

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter p here? The letter p makes the words help, proud, step and pink. If you struggle to find the missing letter, work your way through the alphabet to find a letter that fits.
  • Question 7

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Fla (_) rab

Brin (_) ap

CORRECT ANSWER
g
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter g? This makes the words: flag, grab, bring and gap. Try to start with the first word and think about which letters could complete that. Then see if these letters work for the other three words.
  • Question 8

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Cur (_) ake

Hur (_) eal

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was t here. There's that word curt again. Can you remember what it means? The other words are take, hurt and teal. Teal is a greenish-blue colour. Keep up the hard work, letter detective!
  • Question 9

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Ar (_) one

Mani (_) alm

CORRECT ANSWER
c
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter c? This makes the words arc, cone, manic and calm. An arc is something shaped like a curve or arch, such as a rainbow or part of a circle. If you work your way through the alphabet to find the missing letter, it doesn't take long to get to c!
  • Question 10

Find the missing letter and type it in below.

 

Am (_) anic

Kee (_) rop

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here was p. This makes amp, panic, keep and prop. Amps are what we measure electricity in. They are also the short name for electric guitar speakers.
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