Words beginning with sc...
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Words beginning with sc...

The scene has been set - don't be scared! Have a go at this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at sc.

"A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, 'Jackie, are you scared?' Of course I'm scared. I'm not Superman." - Jackie Chan.

It's strange how the addition of a single letter can make all the difference in a word. Add an extra r to "scared" and you get "scarred". Not the same at all! Take an s away from "dessert", and you'll be stuck with "desert". Again, there's a big difference! Likewise, "lose" and "loose" are so similar, and yet two distinct words. And you wouldn't want to confuse "cloth" with "clothe" or "bath" with "bathe", either! Can you think of any more pairs of words where the difference in meaning hinges on a single letter?

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  1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Belonging to a lower class or rank
    The a of the unstressed third syllable can be difficult to remember (especially when this syllable is often lost in pronunciation)
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    One part of an act within a play, often one in which there is no change of location
    The "s" sound in "scenario" is written with the digraph, sc
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    A piece of sheet music containing the parts for each instrument or voice
    The "or" sound can be spelled "ore", "oar" or "or", but only one of these is correct for "score"
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    A set of things next to each other in a specified order
    The words "sequence" and "sequential" are related
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    An outline of the plot of a dramatic or literary work
    In remembering the sc- with which "scenario" begins, it can help to remember how to spell "scene"
  6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    Half note
    If you remember how to spell "breve", you'll be fine with "semibreve"
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    A part, piece, subdivision of anything
    Words with a c before -tion can be a little tricky
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    A device or organ that detects certain external stimuli and responds in a distinctive manner
    The -or ending is the key part of this word to remember
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    Not connected to or attached to anything else
    Many people like to remember this spelling by reminding themselves that there is "a rat" in "separate"
  10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
    The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama
    The key letter to remember in "script" is most likely to be the c

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