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Know Your Suffixes: -graph or -graphy

In this worksheet, students learn and practise spelling words ending in -graph or -graphy.

'Know Your Suffixes: -graph or -graphy' 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 suffixes -graph and -graphy indicate that the meaning of the word is linked to writing or recording something.

for example:

photograph = an image recorded by a camera

bibliography = a list of books by a particular author or on a specific subject

 

The word 'geography' may not seem to be linked to writing and recording, but the study of the earth includes making measurements and writing descriptions.

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

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

Column A

Column B

photograph
an image made by a camera
telegraph
a group of sentences beginning on a new line
paragraph
a system for transmitting messages along a wire
autograph
a person\'s own signature

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

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

Column A

Column B

cartography
the technique of making images of internal parts o...
radiography
the art of making maps or charts
choreography
the art of creating or arranging dances
geography
the study of the earth and its features

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

 

The system for transmitting messages along a wire is called __________.

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

 

The art of creating or arranging dances is called __________.

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

 

The study of the earth and its features is called __________.

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

 

An image made by a camera is called a __________.

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

 

The art of making maps or charts is called __________.

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

 

A group of sentences beginning on a new line is called a __________.

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

 

A person's own signature is called his or her __________.

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

 

The technique of making images of internal parts of the human body is called __________.

  • Question 1

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

photograph
an image made by a camera
telegraph
a system for transmitting message...
paragraph
a group of sentences beginning on...
autograph
a person\'s own signature
  • Question 2

Link these terms with their definitions. You may need to use a dictionary if you don't know what they mean.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

cartography
the art of making maps or charts
radiography
the technique of making images of...
choreography
the art of creating or arranging ...
geography
the study of the earth and its fe...
  • Question 3

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

 

The system for transmitting messages along a wire is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
telegraph
  • Question 4

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

 

The art of creating or arranging dances is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
choreography
  • Question 5

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

 

The study of the earth and its features is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
geography
  • Question 6

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

 

An image made by a camera is called a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
photograph
  • Question 7

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

 

The art of making maps or charts is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
cartography
  • Question 8

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

 

A group of sentences beginning on a new line is called a __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
paragraph
  • Question 9

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

 

A person's own signature is called his or her __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
autograph
  • Question 10

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

 

The technique of making images of internal parts of the human body is called __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
radiography
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