Words beginning with ax...
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Words beginning with ax...

Axis and axiom are tricky words to spell beginning at ax. The more you play our KS3 spelling quizzes, the better you will be.

“Nanny Ogg knew how to start spelling 'banana', but didn't know how you stopped.” - Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

When you stop to consider almost any word, it can begin to seem very strange and even unfamiliar. Take the word "witch", for instance. Why are "which" and "witch" spelled differently? How do you keep track of which witch/which is which? Why is it in English that tch and ch can both spell the same sound? Why do wh and w make the same sound? Did you know that a long time ago, when English was a much newer language (and we therefore call it "Old English"), the h came before the w in the words we now spell who, what, when, where and why? "Witch", on the other hand, had no h at all in Old English (nor, in fact, a t). So now you know. Or maybe not...

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The act of starting something
    Remember to double the n before adding -ing
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
    "Baptise", "baptism" and "Baptist" are related words
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Prejudice towards or against someone or something
    A short but somewhat tricky word!
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The centre around which something rotates
    X marks the spot!
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Attractive and possessing charm
    Isn't it interesting that when we want to use an adjective to express the idea of being "full" of a particular quality, the added suffix, -ful, only has a single l?
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To accept as true
    "Belief" and "believe" are related words
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The sacred writings of the Christian religion
    Did you know that "Bible" comes from the Greek word for "books"?
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Of or pertaining to, contained in, or in accordance with the Bible
    Remember that "biblical" should not be capitalised, unlike "Bible", which is a title
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Mental acceptance of a claim as truth
    Here the "i before e" rule holds true
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    In a lower position; below
    The digraph ea is also used to express this sound in words like "eat", "meat" and "peace"

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