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Spell Tricky Words 3

In this worksheet students will identify the wrong spellings of common exception words and learn the proper spelling.

'Spell Tricky Words 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spell Common Exception Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Say these words out loud.

 

ov

r

woz

sed

wun

luv

yoo

mi

iz

skool

arsk

frend

 

Do you recognise them?

You are going to learn about words that are difficult to spell because you cannot sound them out.

Drag the boxes from the right hand column to match their proper spellings.

Column A

Column B

skool
school
ov
said
sed
one
wun
of

Drag the boxes from the right hand column to match their proper spellings.

Column A

Column B

luv
are
frend
love
yoo
friend
r
you

Drag the boxes from the right hand column to match their proper spellings.

Column A

Column B

woz
ask
iz
is
arsk
was
mi
my

Let's look at these things. What colours can you see?

blue car pigeon

Tick the sentence where the colours are spelled correctly.

The car is bloo and the bird is gray.

The car is bluu and the bird is grey.

The car is blue and the bird is grey.

Look at these calendar months.

Some of the words of the months are spelled wrong.  

Tick the months that are spelled wrong.

January

Febrooary

March

April

May

Joon

July

Orgust

September

Oktober

November

Desember

These words have the wrong digraph in them. 

owt

owr

howse

abowt

 

Choose the correct digraph to spell them correctly.

ou

oh

ow

Read these words:

 

there

their

 

 

Choose a sentence which uses the correct spelling.

The ship is over their.

The ship is over there.

Read these words:

 

there 

their

 

Choose the sentence that uses the correct spelling.

The wizards flew over there castle.

The wizards looked for their castle.

Read this sentence.

clown
The funny clown made Charlie larf.

 

Choose the correct spelling.

larf

largh

laugh

Read this sentence.

train
All the peepol jumped on the train.

 

Choose the correct spelling.

peeple

people

peepol

  • Question 1

Drag the boxes from the right hand column to match their proper spellings.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

skool
school
ov
of
sed
said
wun
one
EDDIE SAYS
Although these words sound like the real words they aren't spelt correctly. Theses words are called tricky words as they are difficult to spell and do not always follow our phonic rules. The best way to learn these words is to keep practising. Look at the correct way they are spelt and try to look, cover and write each word. You can do this!
  • Question 2

Drag the boxes from the right hand column to match their proper spellings.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

luv
love
frend
friend
yoo
you
r
are
EDDIE SAYS
How did you get on? Again these words are tricky words. They do not follow our phonic rules so are very tricky to spell. Ask yourself do they look right? These words are common words that we are used to seeing, so checking to see if they look correct can help.
  • Question 3

Drag the boxes from the right hand column to match their proper spellings.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

woz
was
iz
is
arsk
ask
mi
my
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it right? Remember just keep practising them. The more you practise the better you will get at spelling. Keep up the great effort!
  • Question 4

Let's look at these things. What colours can you see?

blue car pigeon

Tick the sentence where the colours are spelled correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
The car is blue and the bird is grey.
EDDIE SAYS
Well done for giving this a try. The colour 'blue' uses the 'ew' phoneme. The letters 'ue' also makes the 'ew' sound. The colour 'grey' is spelt with the phoneme 'ey' as this makes the same sound as 'ay'.
  • Question 5

Look at these calendar months.

Some of the words of the months are spelled wrong.  

Tick the months that are spelled wrong.

CORRECT ANSWER
Febrooary
Joon
Orgust
Oktober
Desember
EDDIE SAYS
This is tricky. The correct spellings are: February, June, August, October and December. the best way to learn these is to keep practising and check to see if they look right. Keep up the great effort superstar.
  • Question 6

These words have the wrong digraph in them. 

owt

owr

howse

abowt

 

Choose the correct digraph to spell them correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
ou
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it? The phoneme 'ou' makes the 'ow' sound. So the correct spellings are: out, our, house and about.
  • Question 7

Read these words:

 

there

their

 

 

Choose a sentence which uses the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
The ship is over there.
EDDIE SAYS
There is a great trick to remember which 'there' or 'their' to use. We use 'there' to talk about where something is. If you look closely at 'there' you can see it has 'here' in the word. 'Here' is also used to discuss the location of something. You use 'their' to say something belongs to someone. Use the 'I' in their to remind you that it is talking about belonging to someone.
  • Question 8

Read these words:

 

there 

their

 

Choose the sentence that uses the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
The wizards looked for their castle.
EDDIE SAYS
The castle belongs to the wizards. Did you remember to look for the 'I' in their? Remember when you see the 'I' this means it belongs to someone. Great effort!
  • Question 9

Read this sentence.

clown
The funny clown made Charlie larf.

 

Choose the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
laugh
EDDIE SAYS
A tricky one! Although it sounds like option 1 should be correct, option 3 is the correct spelling.
  • Question 10

Read this sentence.

train
All the peepol jumped on the train.

 

Choose the correct spelling.

CORRECT ANSWER
people
EDDIE SAYS
People is a hard word to spell correctly. Coming up with your own way to remember can help. You could try this: People Eat Omelettes People Like Eggs. Well done for giving this a go!
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