11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: -le (Questions)

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Sample, dimple and ankle are spelled with 'le' at the end. In this 11-plus spelling quiz, you are going to get some practice in spelling words that end in el, al and le.

There are no rules when it comes to ending in el, al or le which makes learning them even harder. Look at the following three words:

All these three words have the same-sounding ending. The only way to know the difference is to memorise them. Spelling is pretty tricky in English, so make sure that you spend time on your spelling and don't confuse the spelling of words ending in el, al and le.

1. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'charming, lovable'?
[ ] adorible
[ ] adorable
[ ] adorabel
[ ] adorabal
2. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a tool used for cutting and shaping wood or stone'?
[ ] chisile
[ ] chisal
[ ] chisle
[ ] chisel
3. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'more than enough'?
[ ] ample
[ ] ampel
[ ] ampal
[ ] ampil
4. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'having to do with somebody’s private life'?
[ ] personul
[ ] personel
[ ] personnel
[ ] personal
5. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a dense crystallized rock often used for floors'?
[ ] marbil
[ ] marbal
[ ] marbel
[ ] marble
6. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'absolute truth, as in religious writings'?
[ ] gospel
[ ] gospal
[ ] gosple
[ ] gospil
7. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the verb that means 'to knock or bump against somebody, sometimes deliberately'?
[ ] jostel
[ ] josle
[ ] jostle
[ ] jostal
8. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'the coloured part of a flower'?
[ ] petal
[ ] petle
[ ] petel
[ ] petul
9. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a small protective cap used in sewing to protect the finger that is used to push the needle'?
[ ] thimbel
[ ] thimble
[ ] thimbal
[ ] thimbul
10. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a helix'?
[ ] spirle
[ ] spirel
[ ] spiral
[ ] spirul
11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: -le (Answers)
1. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'charming, lovable'?
[ ] adorible
[x] adorable
[ ] adorabel
[ ] adorabal
A lot of adjectives have this ending
2. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a tool used for cutting and shaping wood or stone'?
[ ] chisile
[ ] chisal
[ ] chisle
[x] chisel
A lot of nouns and verbs have this ending
3. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'more than enough'?
[x] ample
[ ] ampel
[ ] ampal
[ ] ampil
A lot of adjectives have this ending
4. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the adjective that means 'having to do with somebody’s private life'?
[ ] personul
[ ] personel
[ ] personnel
[x] personal
A lot of adjectives have this ending. 'Personnel' means 'the people employed in a place of work'. Don't confuse these words!
5. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a dense crystallized rock often used for floors'?
[ ] marbil
[ ] marbal
[ ] marbel
[x] marble
A lot of nouns and verbs have this ending
6. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'absolute truth, as in religious writings'?
[x] gospel
[ ] gospal
[ ] gosple
[ ] gospil
A lot of nouns have this ending
7. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the verb that means 'to knock or bump against somebody, sometimes deliberately'?
[ ] jostel
[ ] josle
[x] jostle
[ ] jostal
'Jostle' has a silent 't': you don't pronounce the 't'
8. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'the coloured part of a flower'?
[x] petal
[ ] petle
[ ] petel
[ ] petul
The '-al' ending is more common in adjectives
9. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a small protective cap used in sewing to protect the finger that is used to push the needle'?
[ ] thimbel
[x] thimble
[ ] thimbal
[ ] thimbul
A lot of nouns and verbs have this ending
10. Which of the following words is the correct spelling for the noun that means 'a helix'?
[ ] spirle
[ ] spirel
[x] spiral
[ ] spirul
The '-al' ending is more common in adjectives