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Revise Your Spelling: Commonly Misspelt Words 2

In this worksheet, students revise and practise spelling words that are frequently misspelt to help them with accuracy in their writing.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Writing

Curriculum subtopic:  Develop Awareness of Spelling Patterns and Rules

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

Quite a lot of words in English are hard to spell, even for adults.


 

In this worksheet you can practise spelling some of the words that are most often misspelt in English.

Match these words with their definitions. Look very carefully at them, as you will need to spell them in the next four questions.

Column A

Column B

embarrass
a form containing a set of questions
accommodation
to make someone feel awkward or ashamed
millennium
somewhere to stay or live
questionnaire
a period of one thousand years

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to __________ you in front of your friends.

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

We stayed in self-catering __________ when we went to Spain.

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

We filled in a __________ when we joined the club so that they knew all about us.

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

I was born in the year 2000 so my mum calls me her __________ baby.

Now match these four words with their definitions. Don't forget to pay attention to the spellings!

Column A

Column B

privilege
to remember and show respect for
miniature
very small
exaggerate
a special right granted to a person or group
commemorate
to state that something is better or worse than it...

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

How big was the fish you caught? Tell the truth - don't __________!

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

I was granted the __________ of an interview with David Beckham.

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

The model village even had __________ people in it.

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

A special service was held to __________ the people who died in the war.

  • Question 1

Match these words with their definitions. Look very carefully at them, as you will need to spell them in the next four questions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

embarrass
to make someone feel awkward or a...
accommodation
somewhere to stay or live
millennium
a period of one thousand years
questionnaire
a form containing a set of questi...
  • Question 2

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to __________ you in front of your friends.

CORRECT ANSWER
embarrass
EDDIE SAYS
Remember that it is double r and double s in this one.
  • Question 3

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

We stayed in self-catering __________ when we went to Spain.

CORRECT ANSWER
accommodation
EDDIE SAYS
It's double c and double m in this one.
  • Question 4

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

We filled in a __________ when we joined the club so that they knew all about us.

CORRECT ANSWER
questionnaire
EDDIE SAYS
A lot of people forget the double n in this word.
  • Question 5

Choose one of the words from question 1 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

I was born in the year 2000 so my mum calls me her __________ baby.

CORRECT ANSWER
millennium
EDDIE SAYS
People often forget the double n in this one, too.
  • Question 6

Now match these four words with their definitions. Don't forget to pay attention to the spellings!

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

privilege
a special right granted to a pers...
miniature
very small
exaggerate
to state that something is better...
commemorate
to remember and show respect for
  • Question 7

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

How big was the fish you caught? Tell the truth - don't __________!

CORRECT ANSWER
exaggerate
EDDIE SAYS
People often forget the double g in this one.
  • Question 8

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

I was granted the __________ of an interview with David Beckham.

CORRECT ANSWER
privilege
EDDIE SAYS
The -ege ending to this word confuses a lot of people.
  • Question 9

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

The model village even had __________ people in it.

CORRECT ANSWER
miniature
EDDIE SAYS
People often forget the a in the middle of this word.
  • Question 10

Choose one of the words from question 6 to complete the following sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

A special service was held to __________ the people who died in the war.

CORRECT ANSWER
commemorate
EDDIE SAYS
This is a tricky one. It is double m the first time, but there is only one m the second time.
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