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Partial Word Practice 3

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 3' 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  EXA

 

The word has had four of its letters removed.

 

What could these letters be and where have they been removed from?

 

 

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

 

 

 

Now it’s time to begin this practice exercise. 


Good luck!

Here is part of a word:

ING

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

The time of the day that comes after the afternoon

 

clock

 

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

Here is part of a word:

ON

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Class

 

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

Here is part of a word:

RSE

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

To go backwards

 

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

Here is part of a word:

PL

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You will say this if you are asking for something politely 

 

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

Here is part of a word:

TH

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

String

 

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

Here is part of a word:

BY

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

Not far

 

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

Here is part of a word:

RE

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word.

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

To remember

 

girl thinking

 

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

Here is part of a word:

AB

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word.

 

Here is a clue to help you:

In another country

 

globe

 

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

Here is part of a word:

SD

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Frightened

 

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

Here is part of a word:

NOG

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Zero

 

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

  • Question 1

Here is part of a word:

ING

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

The time of the day that comes after the afternoon

 

clock

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EVEN
EDDIE SAYS
What is 'the time of day that comes after the afternoon'? It could be NIGHT or EVENING. NIGHT does not work with the letters provided, so let's explore EVENING. Which letters do we need to add to ING to convert these starting letters into the word EVENING? If we add the four-letter word EVEN to the start, we can reach this target word.
  • Question 2

Here is part of a word:

ON

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Class

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
LESS
EDDIE SAYS
This time we have been given a synonym. What is another word which has a similar meaning to 'class'? The word LESS can be added at the start of ON to create the mystery word LESSON.
  • Question 3

Here is part of a word:

RSE

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

To go backwards

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EVER
EDDIE SAYS
What is another verb which describes moving backwards? It's REVERSE, so we need to work out which letters are missing to build this mystery word. Take care here! We can add the letters REVE to the start which looks like it works, but this is not a word on its own. To check, can you use it in a sentence? So, instead, we need to add the word EVER after the first letter R-, but before the final two letters -SE.
  • Question 4

Here is part of a word:

PL

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

You will say this if you are asking for something politely 

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
EASE
EDDIE SAYS
Which word do you use to be polite when you are asking for something? The missing word EASE is part of the mystery word PLEASE.
  • Question 5

Here is part of a word:

TH

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

String

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
READ
EDDIE SAYS
Which word has a similar meaning to the word 'string'? The word READ is part of the secret word THREAD.
  • Question 6

Here is part of a word:

BY

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a clue to help you:

Not far

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
NEAR
EDDIE SAYS
How could you describe something if it is 'not far' away, in terms of distance? The missing word NEAR is part of the target word NEARBY.
  • Question 7

Here is part of a word:

RE

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word.

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

To remember

 

girl thinking

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
CALL
EDDIE SAYS
What is another verb with a similar meaning to 'remember'? The word CALL is part of the secret word RECALL.
  • Question 8

Here is part of a word:

AB

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word.

 

Here is a clue to help you:

In another country

 

globe

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
ROAD
EDDIE SAYS
How would you describe a person or thing if they were 'in another country'? The missing word ROAD is part of the target word ABROAD.
  • Question 9

Here is part of a word:

SD

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Frightened

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
CARE
EDDIE SAYS
What is a synonym for 'frightened'? Try replacing it in a sentence if you are not sure: 'The boy was very frightened by the loud noise' could also be written as 'The boy was very ____ by the loud noise'? The missing word CARE is part of the mystery word SCARED.
  • Question 10

Here is part of a word:

NOG

 

It has had four of its letters taken away by the letter thief.

The letters by themselves make a four-letter word

 

Here is a synonym to help you:

Zero

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
THIN
EDDIE SAYS
What is another word for 'zero'? The missing word THIN is part of the secret word NOTHING. Mission complete - you've finished this timed activity!
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