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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:  

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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 also 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 set.

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(_)!

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

 

Tra_

_ear

 

Which letter below could complete the first word and also be used to start the next word?

b

y

m

c

Here are the first three letters of one word and the last three letters of another word.

 

Nex_

_ear

 

Which letter from below would complete both of these words?

m

s

t

f

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

This is a different layout but the same kind of question.

 

Boo (_) ite

 

k

n

p

l

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

 

Fis (_) and

t

h

m

t

Which letters from the list below can complete the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible letters, as there is more than one.

 

Car (_) ray

p

a

t

l

Which letters could finish the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible options.

 

Sea (_) eek

r

m

l

t

Match the words to their correct missing letter:

Column A

Column B

Tak
e
Rin
r
Doo
g

Match the word pairs to their correct missing letters:

 

Column A

Column B

Ras (_) oney
y
Sta (_) acht
h
Flowe (_) ush
r

Now for a challenge!

We need to find the same letter that completes the gap in all four of these words. Pick the letter from the choices in the list below.

 

Mee (_) ell

Nea (_) eacher

 

m

t

l

p

Which letter would complete all four incomplete words below?

 

Cla (_) ray

Tra (_) oint

 

m

p

t

l

  • Question 1

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

 

Tra_

_ear

 

Which letter below could complete the first word and also be used to start the next word?

CORRECT ANSWER
y
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here was y! Did you spot it? This makes the words tray and year. Try out all of the options to see which works for both words.
  • Question 2

Here are the first three letters of one word and the last three letters of another word.

 

Nex_

_ear

 

Which letter from below would complete both of these words?

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter was t. This makes the words next and tear. Some of you may have selected f, as this completes one of the words to make fear, BUT we need to select a letter that works for both words.
  • Question 3

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

This is a different layout but the same kind of question.

 

Boo (_) ite

 

CORRECT ANSWER
k
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter here was k. This makes book and kite. I know it takes time, but if you try out all of the options, you will find the correct answer.
  • Question 4

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

 

Fis (_) and

CORRECT ANSWER
h
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter h? This makes fish and hand. Keep up the hard work, letter detective!
  • Question 5

Which letters from the list below can complete the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible letters, as there is more than one.

 

Car (_) ray

CORRECT ANSWER
p
t
EDDIE SAYS
There were two possible missing letters here! The letter p would make the words carp and pray. The letter t would make the words cart and tray. A carp is a type of fish.
  • Question 6

Which letters could finish the first word and begin the second word? Select all of the possible options.

 

Sea (_) eek

CORRECT ANSWER
r
m
l
EDDIE SAYS
Wow! There were three possible options here! How many did you notice? The letter r makes the words sear and reek. The letter m makes the words seam and meek. The letter l makes the words seal and leek. Sear means to burn. Reek is a word to describe a bad smell. Meek means quiet and gentle. That's a lot of new vocabulary! Make sure to note down any new words. :)
  • Question 7

Match the words to their correct missing letter:

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Tak
e
Rin
g
Doo
r
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find? tak + e = take rin + g = ring doo + r = door
  • Question 8

Match the word pairs to their correct missing letters:

 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Ras (_) oney
h
Sta (_) acht
y
Flowe (_) ush
r
EDDIE SAYS
How many matches did you find? The letter h makes rash and honey. The letter y makes stay and yacht. The letter r makes flower and rush. Make sure the letter you choose works for both words.
  • Question 9

Now for a challenge!

We need to find the same letter that completes the gap in all four of these words. Pick the letter from the choices in the list below.

 

Mee (_) ell

Nea (_) eacher

 

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for all four words is t. This makes the words meet, tell, neat and teacher. Keep it up, word detective!
  • Question 10

Which letter would complete all four incomplete words below?

 

Cla (_) ray

Tra (_) oint

 

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for all four words was p. This makes clap, pray, trap and point. Well done for having a go at the challenge!
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