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Partial Word Practice 1

In this practice exercise, students will work out the missing letters of a word. They will use the context of the given sentence to help them. It will develop students’ comprehension, spelling and problem-solving skills, under timed conditions.

' Partial Word Practice 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Partial Word

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you measure your success under timed conditions. 

If you are unsure of an answer move on to the next question. 

You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time. 

 

The thief has stolen four letters from a word but they have left a clue behind to help us figure out what the word is.

The four letters make a real word themselves.

 

The clue is a synonym, which is a word with a very similar meaning.

 

Let’s have a look at the partial word:

 

Synonym Partial Word
 Investigate  E X A _ _ _ _

 

 

The word has had four of its letters removed. What could these letters be?

 

The stolen letters make the word MINE and the word is EXAMINE.

 

Now it’s time to begin this practice exercise. 

Good luck!

 

Look at this sentence:

 

There are nine TS in our school's dinner hall. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

You are WEL at my birthday party!

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

The postman will DER some letters. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

I put a PER on my cut. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

A large TING hung on the living room wall. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

She had to make an IMANT decision about what to do. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

The temperature was RI and it was getting hotter and hotter.

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

I was SING to my teacher about my project because I needed some advice. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

Samira told me that she liked the BLET I was wearing on my wrist. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

Look at this sentence:

 

I put my TERS on my feet to play basketball with my friends. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

  • Question 1

Look at this sentence:

 

There are nine TS in our school's dinner hall. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
ABLE
EDDIE SAYS
The word ABLE is part of the word TABLES. An option such as TRAINS would not be correct as the word does not fit the sentence.
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

You are WEL at my birthday party!

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
COME
EDDIE SAYS
The word COME is part of the longer word WELCOME. A word such as WELFARE would not be correct as it does not fit the clue.
  • Question 3

Look at this sentence:

 

The postman will DER some letters. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
LIVE
EDDIE SAYS
The word LIVE is part of the word DELIVER. A word such as THUNDER would not be correct as THUN is not a word on its own and the longer word THUNDER does not fit the sentence.
  • Question 4

Look at this sentence:

 

I put a PER on my cut. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
LAST
EDDIE SAYS
The word LAST is part of the word PLASTER. A word such as TROOPER would not be correct as TROO is not a word and TROOPER does not fit the clue.
  • Question 5

Look at this sentence:

 

A large TING hung on the living room wall. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
PAIN
EDDIE SAYS
The word PAIN is part of the word PAINTING. A word such as CHEATING would not be correct as CHEA is not a word and CHEATING does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 6

Look at this sentence:

 

She had to make an IMANT decision about what to do. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
PORT
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word PORT is part of the word IMPORTANT. Remember that the missing letters can be at the beginning of the word, in the middle of the word, or at the end.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

The temperature was RI and it was getting hotter and hotter.

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
SING
EDDIE SAYS
The word SING is part of the word RISING. A word such as RIDING would not be correct as DING is not a word and RIDING would not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 8

Look at this sentence:

 

I was SING to my teacher about my project because I needed some advice. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
PEAK
EDDIE SAYS
The word PEAK is part of the longer word SPEAKING. A word such as STARTING would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence.
  • Question 9

Look at this sentence:

 

Samira told me that she liked the BLET I was wearing on my wrist. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
RACE
EDDIE SAYS
The word RACE is part of the word BRACELET. Remember to use the sentence to help you to think of the correct word. There are not many things someone would wear on their wrist.
  • Question 10

Look at this sentence:

 

I put my TERS on my feet to play basketball with my friends. 

 

The word in capital letters has had four of its letters taken away. 

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word. 

What is it?

 

Please write your answer in capital letters.

CORRECT ANSWER
RAIN
EDDIE SAYS
The word RAIN is part of the word TRAINERS. A word such as BOOSTERS would not be correct as it does not make sense in the sentence.
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