Words beginning with ca...
An imaginary person represented in a work of fiction is a character.

Words beginning with ca...

Catch the cake in the cafeteria and practise spelling words beginning at ca in this KS3 quiz.

“Can you spell everything?" asked Milo admiringly.

"Just about," replied the bee with a hint of pride in his voice. "You see, years ago I was just an ordinary bee minding my own business, smelling flowers all day, and occasionally picking up part-time work in people's bonnets. Then one day I realized that I'd never amount to anything without an education and, being naturally adept at spelling, I decided that—” - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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These are competitions where young people who have amazing memories and are very good at spelling compete to spell words of ever-increasing difficulty correctly. Often the champion wins by spelling a word that most people don't even know and few ever use!

Put in some training and you can be on your way to spelling stardom!

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A person represented in a work of fiction
    Tricky, tricky! Remember that the ending of the word is NOT "actor"
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An official gathering to celebrate or commemorate a special event
    There are so many ways to go wrong with this word! It might be best just to memorise it
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Obtained by heating wood in the absence of oxygen
    This is a compound word, formed from "char" + "coal"
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A branch of Christianity headed by the Pope
    The unstressed second syllable makes the o somewhat tricky
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Prominent attributes or aspects of something or someone
    If you can spell "character", you won't have a problem spelling "characteristics"
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a metre
    "Centimeter" would be correct in US English, but "centimetre" is the correct form in the UK
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A joyful occasion for special festivities to mark a happy event
    The e of the unstressed second syllable is the tricky one to remember
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    C------ is a method of dismissing a batsman in the sport of cricket
    Remember that "caught", like "catch", has an a in it
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Compact Disk, Read Only Memory
    Not to be confused with romcom!
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To engage in joyful activity in appreciation of an event
    "Celebrate" and "celebration" are related words

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