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Partial Word Practice 2

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 2' 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.

 

 

Here is a word with four missing letters which make a word themselves:

BING

 

The thief has left behind this clue:

 

Clue Partial Word
 Cleaning your teeth    BING

 

What could the missing letters be that form a word themselves and where have they been removed from?

 

 

The missing letters make the word RUSH and the full word is BRUSHING.

 

 

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

Look at this sentence:

 

You are WEL at my birthday party!

 

birthday cake

 

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

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

Look at this sentence:

 

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

 

sun

 

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

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
ABLE
EDDIE SAYS
To start with, ask yourself: What do you usually find in a school dinner hall? There is 'nine' of these items present, so we know that the -S ending probably indicates the plural. If we add the four letter word ABLE between the starting T- and the ending -S, we can create the word TABLES.
  • Question 2

Look at this sentence:

 

You are WEL at my birthday party!

 

birthday cake

 

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

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
COME
EDDIE SAYS
The statement here is directed to 'you' and mentions a 'birthday party' - any ideas? The word COME can be added at the end to create the mystery word WELCOME.
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
LIVE
EDDIE SAYS
What does a 'postman' usually do with 'some letters'? He DELIVERs them, of course! Which four-letter word do we need to add to the starting letters DER to create this word? We need to add the word LIVE after the first two letters DE-, and before the ending letter -R.
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
LAST
EDDIE SAYS
What would you normally apply if you had 'cut' your hand or another part of your body? The word LAST is part of the mystery word PLASTER.
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
PAIN
EDDIE SAYS
What noun would usually be hung on a wall? Some options would be a photo, a picture or a painting. The word PAIN is part of the mystery word PAINTING, which is the only option which works with the letters provided.
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
PORT
EDDIE SAYS
This time the secret word is not essential in our sentence, as it already makes sense without it. Therefore, it must be an adjective which provides extra detail, but is not essential to the meaning. The use of the article 'an' is a key clue, as it tells us that the word proceeding this starts with a vowel. What word could be used to describe a 'decision' which 'had to' be made? The missing word PORT is part of the mystery adjective IMPORTANT.
  • Question 7

Look at this sentence:

 

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

 

sun

 

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

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
SING
EDDIE SAYS
We know that the 'temperature was... getting hotter and hotter' - what is another word for this? The word SING is part of the missing word RISING.
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
PEAK
EDDIE SAYS
If you need some advice on a project, what verb would describe the action you would be conducting with your teacher? The word PEAK is part of the longer word SPEAKING, which makes sense in this context, doesn't it?
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
RACE
EDDIE SAYS
What can be worn on the 'wrist'? A BRACELET! The word RACE is the four-letter word missing from the starting letters in this case.
  • 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

 

Type the four-letter word, which has been removed from somewhere in the bold word, into the box below.

CORRECT ANSWER
RAIN
EDDIE SAYS
What do you wear on your feet to play sport? The word RAIN is part of the mystery word TRAINERS.
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