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Identify a Letter that Completes All the 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 the 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 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:

Was_                        _ant

 

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

h

p

l

w

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

 

Mea_               _able

 

Which letter from below could complete both of these words?

y

q

t

w

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

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

Ram (_) anther

b

p

e

t

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

Dive (_) aw

r

s

b

l

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

Past (_) ce

a

b

c

d

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

Sli (_) eal

t

s

m

g

Match the words with missing letters to their correct missing letter:

 

Column A

Column B

Ech
o
Tea
m
Gle
e

Match the word pairs with missing letters below to their correct missing letters.

Little Girl Looking

Column A

Column B

Toot(_)edge
e
Rea (_) ime
l
Tre (_) cho
h

Now for a challenge!

 

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

Bul (_) read

Lam (_) rook

t

b

g

h

Which letter would complete all four incomplete words below?

Toas (_) angle

Plane (_) ear

t

s

m

p

  • Question 1

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

Was_                        _ant

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
The missing letter for both words is p. This makes the words wasp and pant. Try not to get caught out by the other options, as they might work for one word but not for BOTH words.
  • Question 2

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

 

Mea_               _able

 

Which letter from below could complete both of these words?

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer here was t. This makes the words meat and table. Do you like meat on your table?
  • Question 3

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

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

Ram (_) anther

CORRECT ANSWER
p
EDDIE SAYS
Here, the missing letter was p. This makes the words ramp and panther. Make sure you try all of the letters until you find one that works for both words.
  • Question 4

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

Dive (_) aw

CORRECT ANSWER
r
s
EDDIE SAYS
There were 2 possible missing letters here! Did you spot them both? The letter r makes diver and raw. The letter s makes dives and saw.
  • Question 5

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

Past (_) ce

CORRECT ANSWER
a
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the missing letter a here? This makes pasta and ace. Keep practising and you'll be ace at these questions!
  • Question 6

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

Sli (_) eal

CORRECT ANSWER
t
m
EDDIE SAYS
2 different letters could work here, did you spot them both? The letter t gives us slit and teal. The letter m gives us slim and meal. Teal is a dark greenish-blue colour.
  • Question 7

Match the words with missing letters to their correct missing letter:

 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Ech
o
Tea
m
Gle
e
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on letter spotter? Did you find any of the matches? ech + o = echo tea + m = team gle + e = glee
  • Question 8

Match the word pairs with missing letters below to their correct missing letters.

Little Girl Looking

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Toot(_)edge
h
Rea (_) ime
l
Tre (_) cho
e
EDDIE SAYS
Did you investigate this closely? How many matches did you find? The letter h makes tooth and hedge. The letter l makes real and lime. The letter e makes tree and echo.
  • Question 9

Now for a challenge!

 

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

Bul (_) read

Lam (_) rook

CORRECT ANSWER
b
EDDIE SAYS
This was a tricky one. But, if you sound out the words with the letters provided hopefully you found the missing letter was b? It makes the words bulb, bread, lamb and brook. A brook is a small stream.
  • Question 10

Which letter would complete all four incomplete words below?

Toas (_) angle

Plane (_) ear

CORRECT ANSWER
t
EDDIE SAYS
Is this becoming easier? It's the same as what you did with 2 words, only now there are double the words. I hope that didn't get you in a tangle! Did you spot the missing letter t? This makes the words toast, tangle, planet and tear. Excellent work, letter detective! Making toast of these activities, well done.
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