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Know Your Prefixes: aero-

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words with the prefix aero-

'Know Your Prefixes: aero-' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling: Prefixes & Suffixes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Many words in English are based on the same root words, and knowing what these mean can help us with spellings.

The prefix 'aero' comes from the Greek word for 'air' or 'atmosphere' and it is used in a large number of words in English.

for example:

aeroplane

aerobatics

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are umfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

aeroplane
a vehicle that can fly through the air
aerodrome
a container that releases a spray when a button is...
aerosol
a type of exercise that is aimed at increasing the...
aerobics
a small airport or airfield

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are umfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

Column A

Column B

aerobatics
the pilot of an aircraft that is lighter than air
aeronaut
the industry that designs and produces aircraft
aerospace
the way things are affected by moving air
aerodynamics
stunts performed by an aircraft to entertain an au...

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

My sister has become much fitter since she has been going to __________ classes.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The crowd gasped at the __________ performed at the air show.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Stanley Spencer was one of Britain's earliest __________. He flew an airship over London in 1902.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

I have never flown in an __________ before so I am a bit nervous.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Taking the roof rack off your car can improve its __________ and saves on fuel.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The small aeroplane took off from our local __________ rather than the big city airport.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

You need to destroy __________ cans carefully once they are empty.

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

People tend to think of Rolls Royce as a car maker, but it is also involved in the __________ industry, designing and building aeroplanes.

  • Question 1

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are umfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

aeroplane
a vehicle that can fly through th...
aerodrome
a small airport or airfield
aerosol
a container that releases a spray...
aerobics
a type of exercise that is aimed ...
EDDIE SAYS
The word \'aerosol\' might not seem to be linked to the air, but the spray contains tiny particles that remain hanging in the air.
  • Question 2

Match these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you are umfamiliar with them.

 

Pay close attention to the spellings as you will need them in later questions!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

aerobatics
stunts performed by an aircraft t...
aeronaut
the pilot of an aircraft that is ...
aerospace
the industry that designs and pro...
aerodynamics
the way things are affected by mo...
  • Question 3

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

My sister has become much fitter since she has been going to __________ classes.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerobics
  • Question 4

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The crowd gasped at the __________ performed at the air show.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerobatics
  • Question 5

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Stanley Spencer was one of Britain's earliest __________. He flew an airship over London in 1902.

CORRECT ANSWER
aeronauts
  • Question 6

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

I have never flown in an __________ before so I am a bit nervous.

CORRECT ANSWER
aeroplane
  • Question 7

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

Taking the roof rack off your car can improve its __________ and saves on fuel.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerodynamics
  • Question 8

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

The small aeroplane took off from our local __________ rather than the big city airport.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerodrome
  • Question 9

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

You need to destroy __________ cans carefully once they are empty.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerosol
  • Question 10

Write the missing word to complete the sentence. Think carefully about the spellings!

 

People tend to think of Rolls Royce as a car maker, but it is also involved in the __________ industry, designing and building aeroplanes.

CORRECT ANSWER
aerospace
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