Words beginning with fl...
The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine is forty.

Words beginning with fl...

Is flower or flour used to make bread? Test your KS3 spelling skills with words beginning at fl.

"If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you." - Muhammad Ali.

Is it by accident or design that the word "penicillin" appears fairly similar to "pencil"? On the whole, it's a good idea not to assume that words which look somewhat similar are related. But in this case, there is a connection. You might know that penicillin is an antibiotic created from a fungus. The fungus from which it was originally created is known by the Latin name, penicillium, which is in fact named after the word "pencil". But here's where it's important to take care with language. The English word "pencil" has changed its meaning over time and does not typically refer to its older, French meaning of a paintbrush with a fine point. So penicillium is not shaped like a wooden pencil, but looks rather more brush-like in shape.

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A small part or item forming a piece of a whole
    This is a useful word to know for maths
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To change something from a liquid to a solid
    How many times do you need the letter e in order to spell "freeze"?
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The number of occurrences within a given time period
    The e of the initial syllable is probably the trickiest to remember here
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To pardon
    There is a single e in "forgive"
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The cardinal number occurring after thirty-nine
    Not four-ty!
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The part of a scene that is near the viewer
    "Fore" means "in front"
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Lacking respect
    Remember the double p
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A schematic representation of how the different stages in a process are interconnected
    This is an example of a compound word, created by joining "flow" with "chart"
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Powder obtained by grinding or milling cereal grains
    You would never get muddled between "flower" and "flour"....would you?
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Ranking above all others
    "Foremost" appears as if it were created from the words "fore" and "most", but it actually derives from an Old English superlative and means "first"

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