Words beginning with je...
A utensil or a tool designed for cutting is a knife.

Words beginning with je...

Have you ever seen a jellyfish in jewellery? Test your spelling knowledge of KS3 words beginning at je.

"How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god." - Alan Watts.

English is a rather greedy language. The quotation above includes words borrowed from Latin (fabulous, nerves, experience) and French (possible, sensitive, jewel, enchanted, musical, instrument). But language develops in a marvellous manner. Most of the French terms listed here were first borrowed into French from Latin, such as "enchanted", which has further developed in English so that it can form a typical English past participle ending in -ed.

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"Arabesque" is another word which has been through many transitions. The word originally meant the Arabic language, but developed through Latin and French, with a little Italian thrown in, and here means a pattern of gracefully flowing lines. What a fabulous image for the nerves!

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Plural form of knife
    The f is replaced by a v when "knife" becomes plural
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Expertise and skills acquired by a person through experience or education
    The words "know", "knowledge" and "acknowledge" are related
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A utensil or a tool designed for cutting
    The k of the letter combination -kn- was pronounced in older versions of English
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
    This compound noun consists of "key" plus "board"
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To provide an acceptable explanation for
    Can you see the word "just" in "justify"?
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Afraid of losing something or someone; envious
    The vowel sound of the first syllable is spelled -ea-
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A world religion tracing its origin to the Hebrew people of the ancient Middle-East
    Remember the u of the first syllable
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The base unit of mass
    "Kilogram" is usually abbreviated to kg
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    Relating to J------- religion or culture
    The first syllables of "Jewish" and "Judaism" are spelled rather differently
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    An oven, furnace or a heated chamber, for the purpose of hardening, burning, or drying
    The -ln- combination is not very common in English

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