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SATs Spelling Practice Paper 3

In this assessment, students will be able to complete a spelling test in the style of Key Stage 2 SATs.

'SATs Spelling Practice Paper 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   SATs Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Spelling Practice Papers

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice spelling test in the style of a Key Stage 2 National Test.

 

In the real Key Stage 2 National Test, you will write your answers in a special test booklet, in spaces provided.

 

At EdPlace, you will use the computer to enter your answers and you can use a pencil and paper to make jottings if needed.

 

This paper includes a variety of types of spellings from the Key Stage 2 programme of study.

 

For each question, you will listen to a short sound clip of a word, followed by a sentence containing the word.

The word will then be repeated on its own. 

 

On the screen, you will see the same sentence, with the repeated word missing.

This is the word you need to spell.

Type the word into the box provided, spelling it as best you can.

 

There are 20 spellings in the test. 

The test is not timed but should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

All questions are worth 1 mark and require you to type an answer in.

These questions will be marked automatically.

 

You may find some of the spellings difficult.

If you are struggling to spell a word, do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.

 

Disclaimer:

We have no affiliation to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and these questions represent our own unique content developed by EdPlace Key Stage 2 English authors.

None of the content displayed here has been supplied by the STA or any other third party suppliers.

 

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

John enjoyed __________.

 

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

It is easy to __________ complicated words.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Clare felt a cold __________ when she stepped outside.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Tigers are __________ a type of cat.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The cinema __________ price was reduced on Tuesdays.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Karin was a __________ sword fighter.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The house was built using a __________ design.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

An __________ is a valuable, old item.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

It is important to __________ the rules.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Mr Smith made a note of the __________ of deliveries.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Ice cream comes in a __________ of flavours.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Ben enjoyed his __________ dinner.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Jenny’s homework was not very __________.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Donald didn’t go swimming, __________ instead to ice skate.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The house has high __________.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Gravel paths can be very __________.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The story was about a brave __________.

 

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Aunt Suzy gave Clare some new __________.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

 

The puppy was __________ of the visitors.

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Steve said, “Can you __________ me what to do next?”

  • Question 1

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

John enjoyed __________.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is gardening. This word uses the suffix ing added to root word garden.
  • Question 2

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

It is easy to __________ complicated words.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is misspell. This word uses the prefix mis added to the root word spell.
  • Question 3

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Clare felt a cold __________ when she stepped outside.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is sensation. This word uses the root noun sense and the suffix ation.
  • Question 4

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Tigers are __________ a type of cat.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is basically. This adverb uses the root adjective basic and the suffix ally.
  • Question 5

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The cinema __________ price was reduced on Tuesdays.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is admission. The root verb admit becomes a noun with the addition of the suffix ssion and removal of the last letter t.
  • Question 6

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Karin was a __________ sword fighter.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is courageous. This word uses the ous suffix to make the abstract noun courage into an adjective..
  • Question 7

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The house was built using a __________ design.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is chalet. This word uses the letters ch for the sh phoneme.
  • Question 8

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

An __________ is a valuable, old item.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is antique. This word uses the letter pattern que for the phoneme ck.
  • Question 9

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

It is important to __________ the rules.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is obey. This word uses the ey ending for the phoneme ay.
  • Question 10

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Mr Smith made a note of the __________ of deliveries.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is frequency. This word uses the spelling pattern ency.
  • Question 11

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Ice cream comes in a __________ of flavours.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is variety. This word is a common exception word which you will need to learn to spell.
  • Question 12

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Ben enjoyed his __________ dinner.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is special. This word uses the spelling pattern cial.
  • Question 13

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Jenny’s homework was not very __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is legible. This word uses the spelling pattern ible.
  • Question 14

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Donald didn’t go swimming, __________ instead to ice skate.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is preferring. The verb prefer has the suffix ing added. Notice how the consonant r is doubled to add this suffix.
  • Question 15

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The house has high __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is ceilings. This is a commonly misspelt word which uses the ei letter pattern. Remember, i before e except after c when it sounds like bee.
  • Question 16

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Gravel paths can be very __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is rough. This word uses the spelling pattern ough. A good way to remember this one is the mnemonic 'Oh, U good horse!'
  • Question 17

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

The story was about a brave __________.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is knight. This word has a silent k in the spelling pattern kn.
  • Question 18

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Aunt Suzy gave Clare some new __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is stationery. This is a commonly misspelt homophone. Stationery has an e for envelope. Stationery includes things like pens, pencils, paper and envelopes. Stationary has ar as in car. The stationary car was not moving.
  • Question 19

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

 

The puppy was __________ of the visitors.

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is wary. This word is commonly muddled up with the word weary. Wary means unsure, whereas weary means tired.
  • Question 20

Listen to the sound clip, then complete the sentence, spelling the missing word.

 

Steve said, “Can you __________ me what to do next?”

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The missing word is advise. This word is often confused with the word advice. Advise is a verb. Advice is a noun.
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