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Exam Preparation for Written Texts 8

In this worksheet, students will study commonly misspelled words and incorrect punctuation, and practise their correct forms for their GCSE exam.

'Exam Preparation for Written Texts 8' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Writing

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet will help you to focus on commonly misspelled words and incorrect punctuation. You will revise the correct forms so that you do not make the same errors in your GCSE exam.

To/Two/Too

 

To = towards or part of a verb 'to make'.

Two = the number.

Too = excessively - she was driving too fast.

 

Select the sentences below in which these words are used correctly.

There were to many people in the lift.

There were too many people in the lift.

I went two the zoo.

I went to the zoo.

I have to dogs.

I have two dogs.

There/Their/They're

 

There = in that place 'over there'.

Their = belonging to them - they left their coats at school.

They're = a contraction of 'they are'.

 

Select the sentences below where there/their/they're are used correctly.

The shop is over their.

The shop is over there.

Their going to be late.

They're going to be late.

That is their car.

That is they're car.

It's/Its

 

It's = a contraction of 'it is'.

Its = belonging to it.

 

Select the sentences below where it's/its are used correctly.

The dog licked it's paws.

The dog licked its paws.

It's freezing outside today.

Its freezing outside today.

Where/We're/Wear

 

Where = a place.

We're = a contraction of 'we are'.

Wear = connected to clothes.

 

Select the sentences below where the words where/we're/wear are used correctly.

We're do you live?

Where do you live?

Wear going shopping later.

We're going shopping later.

Wear your uniform tomorrow.

Where your uniform tomorrow.

Whether/Weather

 

Whether = means 'if' - I don't know whether to go out later.

Weather = it is raining, it is windy, etc.

 

Select the sentences below in which whether/weather are used correctly.

Wrap up warm today, the weather is awful.

Wrap up warm today, the whether is awful.

I don't know weather to go out later if it is raining.

I don't know whether to go out later if it is raining.

Accept/Except

 

Accept = to receive something - I accept your apology.

Except = without - I like all fruit except apples.

 

Select the sentences below in which accept/except are used correctly.

I cannot except a present that is so expensive.

I cannot accept a present that is so expensive.

All the trains except the next one are delayed.

All the trains accept the next one are delayed.

Aloud/Allowed

 

Aloud = out loud.

Allowed = to be permitted to.

 

Select the sentences below in which aloud/allowed are used correctly.

You are not allowed to play loud music here.

You are not aloud to play loud music here.

He had to read the script aloud to the class.

He had to read the script allowed to the class.

Practice/Practise

 

Practice = a noun - football practice.

Practise = a verb - if you practise hard you might get into the football team.

 

Select the correct sentences below where practice/practise are used correctly.

I was late for netball practice.

I was late for netball practise.

I must practice more to get a place on the team.

I must practise more to get a place on the team.

Whose/Who's

 

Whose = belonging - whose bag is that?

Who's = a contraction of 'who is'.

 

Select the sentences below where the words whose/who's are used correctly.

Who's shoes are these?

Whose shoes are these?

Whose going shopping later?

Who's going shopping later?

Read the following passage and count the number of words used incorrectly. Select the right answer below.

 

'The boy stopped and looked at the sign: 'No ball-games aloud'. He gulped and listened. He couldn't here anything. Its going to be fine he told himself. He had practised this many times. Their was nothing to it. It was to easy just to walk away. He didn't know weather he would be able too. Now was the time. He walked up to the door and as he had practiced knocked...'

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  • Question 1

To/Two/Too

 

To = towards or part of a verb 'to make'.

Two = the number.

Too = excessively - she was driving too fast.

 

Select the sentences below in which these words are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
There were too many people in the lift.
I went to the zoo.
I have two dogs.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
There were too many people in the lift.
I went to the zoo.
I have two dogs.
  • Question 2

There/Their/They're

 

There = in that place 'over there'.

Their = belonging to them - they left their coats at school.

They're = a contraction of 'they are'.

 

Select the sentences below where there/their/they're are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
The shop is over there.
They're going to be late.
That is their car.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
The shop is over there.
They're going to be late.
That is their car.
  • Question 3

It's/Its

 

It's = a contraction of 'it is'.

Its = belonging to it.

 

Select the sentences below where it's/its are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
The dog licked its paws.
It's freezing outside today.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
The dog licked its paws.
It's freezing outside today.
  • Question 4

Where/We're/Wear

 

Where = a place.

We're = a contraction of 'we are'.

Wear = connected to clothes.

 

Select the sentences below where the words where/we're/wear are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Where do you live?
We're going shopping later.
Wear your uniform tomorrow.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
Where do you live?
We're going shopping later.
Wear your uniform tomorrow.
  • Question 5

Whether/Weather

 

Whether = means 'if' - I don't know whether to go out later.

Weather = it is raining, it is windy, etc.

 

Select the sentences below in which whether/weather are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Wrap up warm today, the weather is awful.
I don't know whether to go out later if it is raining.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
Wrap up warm today, the weather is awful.
I don't know whether to go out later if it is raining.
  • Question 6

Accept/Except

 

Accept = to receive something - I accept your apology.

Except = without - I like all fruit except apples.

 

Select the sentences below in which accept/except are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
I cannot accept a present that is so expensive.
All the trains except the next one are delayed.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
I cannot accept a present that is so expensive.
All the trains except the next one are delayed.
  • Question 7

Aloud/Allowed

 

Aloud = out loud.

Allowed = to be permitted to.

 

Select the sentences below in which aloud/allowed are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
You are not allowed to play loud music here.
He had to read the script aloud to the class.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
You are not allowed to play loud music here.
He had to read the script aloud to the class.
  • Question 8

Practice/Practise

 

Practice = a noun - football practice.

Practise = a verb - if you practise hard you might get into the football team.

 

Select the correct sentences below where practice/practise are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
I was late for netball practice.
I must practise more to get a place on the team.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
I was late for netball practice.
I must practise more to get a place on the team.
  • Question 9

Whose/Who's

 

Whose = belonging - whose bag is that?

Who's = a contraction of 'who is'.

 

Select the sentences below where the words whose/who's are used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Whose shoes are these?
Who's going shopping later?
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
Whose shoes are these?
Who's going shopping later?
  • Question 10

Read the following passage and count the number of words used incorrectly. Select the right answer below.

 

'The boy stopped and looked at the sign: 'No ball-games aloud'. He gulped and listened. He couldn't here anything. Its going to be fine he told himself. He had practised this many times. Their was nothing to it. It was to easy just to walk away. He didn't know weather he would be able too. Now was the time. He walked up to the door and as he had practiced knocked...'

CORRECT ANSWER
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EDDIE SAYS
The words that are wrong are:
aloud = allowed
here = hear
its = it's
their = there
to = too
weather = whether
too = to
practiced = practised
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