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Spell Tricky Words 1

In this worksheet, students practise writing common words that do not conform to regular spelling patterns. The worksheet requires the student to listen to audio clips.

'Spell Tricky Words 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Spell Common Exception Words

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Some words that we use all the time are tricky to spell because they don't follow any rules.


people

For example, it can be hard to remember the 'o' in people because it sounds like it should be spelt 'peeple'.

 

Here is a list of tricky words that you will need to use a lot. Look at them carefully so that you can spell them correctly in this worksheet.

another

because

brother

laugh

many

once

school

some

water

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Jack jumped into the __________.

warter

worter

water

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My __________ is called Edward.

bruther

brother

brorther

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

__________ upon a time there lived a beautiful princess.

Wonce

Onse

Once

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Please may I have __________ more pudding?

sume

some

sum

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The clown made Josie __________.

laff

larf

laugh

For the next five questions, listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

  • Question 1

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Jack jumped into the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
water
  • Question 2

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

My __________ is called Edward.

CORRECT ANSWER
brother
  • Question 3

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

__________ upon a time there lived a beautiful princess.

CORRECT ANSWER
Once
  • Question 4

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

Please may I have __________ more pudding?

CORRECT ANSWER
some
EDDIE SAYS
'Sum' is a proper word too, but it means something else. We use it in maths when we are adding numbers together.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence.

 

The clown made Josie __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
laugh
  • Question 6

For the next five questions, listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
another
  • Question 7

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
because
EDDIE SAYS
Some people remember how to spell 'because' by saying 'big elephants can always understand small elephants' and using the first letters of each word.
  • Question 8

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
school
  • Question 9

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
people
  • Question 10

Listen to the sound clip and then write the word you hear in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
many
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