Words beginning with ae...
Quick and light in movement is agile.

Words beginning with ae...

"Are we allowed to do that?" she said aloud. How good is your spelling of words beginning at ae? Find out in this KS3 quiz.

The school doctor asked "Have you ever had trouble with appendicitis?" Fred replied "Only when I've tried to spell it". BA DUM TSS!

Do you ever wonder about the number of "silent" letters in English? Or why words are not pronounced as you might think they ought to be? Explanations for the difficulties people face when trying to spell English words usually come down to one of two reasons: either the word has been part of the English language for a very long time and its pronunciation has changed over the centuries, or the word is borrowed from another language. The suffix, -itis, is a Latin form of a Greek suffix. Its use in English is usually in medical terminology used to describe disease, for instance "appendicitis", "vasculitis" or "arthritis".

  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Having a pH greater than 7
    Because the "k" sound in English can be spelled in so many different ways, this letter might be the hardest part of the spelling to remember
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Permitted, as in: No one under 17 a--------
    Sometimes when people aren't paying close attention to their writing, they use the homonym "aloud" by mistake
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An understanding between individuals to follow a specific course of conduct
    "Agree" + -ment
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An intoxicating beverage contains this
    The o in the middle of "alcohol" is the tricky part of the word
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Quick and light in movement
    "Agile" is pronounced differently in various dialects of English
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To influence or alter
    Remember not to confuse the verb, "to affect", with the noun, "effect"
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Concerned with beauty, artistic impact, or appearance
    "Aesthetic", a word derived from the Greek language, is not especially easy to spell!
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The quality of being agile
    The final -e becomes an i when the -ty suffix is added
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
    Double l!
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The art or science of cultivating the ground
    Did you know that agri- comes from "ager", the Latin word for "field"?

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