Words beginning with res...
In the word 'rhythm' the y acts as a vowel.

Words beginning with res...

Take a resounding respite if you get full marks in this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at res!

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." - William S. Burroughs.

Would you be surprised to learn that the word "answer" derives from the Old Germanic for "and swear"? You probably don't consider yourself to be swearing when you answer a question. This word is a wonderful example of the way that language changes over time. One older meaning for the English "answer" relates to legal vocabulary. Someone who is accused of a crime must "answer the charge". Here you can see that "and swear" makes sense. Now, of course, "answer" means a response to any type of question. Next time you take a maths exam, you might like to think of yourself as swearing to the truth of your answers!

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A parallelogram having all sides of equal length
    Don't forget the h!
  2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Similarity between syllable sounds, often found at the end of lines in poetry
    The spelling of the word "rhyme" almost seems designed to catch you out!
  3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The process of inhaling and exhaling
    The word "respiration" is related to "inspire" and "perspire"
  4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A political upheaval in a government or nation state
    If you add -ion to "revolt", you will not end up with "revolution". Where do you think the extra u came from?
  5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To breathe in and out
    If you can spell "respire", you'll have little trouble with "respiration"
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    To rebel, particularly against authority
    The word "revolt" is related to "revolution" and "revolutionary"
  7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The tempo or speed of a beat, song or repetitive event
    The words "rhythm" and "rhythmic" are related
  8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    A character or part played by a performer or actor
    Be careful not to confuse "role" with "roll"!
  9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Something of value given in return for an act
    If you can remember how to spell the related words "ward" and "warden", you should have little difficulty with "reward"
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel
    Can you spot the word "source" in "resources"?

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