11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: Unstressed Vowels 2 (Questions)

When spelling some words, you'll come across unstressed vowels when those words are spoken. To get more of an understanding try this second quiz on unstressed vowels.

There are many words in the English language where vowels are unstressed. How many can you think of? These words are tricky to spell purely because they sound so different. Do keep practising your spelling skills - bad spelling can be seen as a sign of laziness and could cost you a job you really want to get when you leave school.

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1. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] difference
[ ] differance
[ ] diffirence
[ ] diffarance
2. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] secretry
[ ] secratary
[ ] secretary
[ ] secretery
3. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] famly
[ ] family
[ ] familee
[ ] familey
4. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] bowndary
[ ] boundary
[ ] boundry
[ ] boundery
5. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] prosperous
[ ] prosperus
[ ] prosparous
[ ] prosperos
6. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] categree
[ ] catagory
[ ] categry
[ ] category
7. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] refarance
[ ] referance
[ ] refrence
[ ] reference
8. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] lottary
[ ] lotery
[ ] lottery
[ ] lottry
9. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] smuggeler
[ ] smugglur
[ ] smuggler
[ ] smugglre
10. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] heaven
[ ] heavn
[ ] heven
[ ] hevn
11-Plus English Quiz - Spelling: Unstressed Vowels 2 (Answers)
1. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[x] difference
[ ] differance
[ ] diffirence
[ ] diffarance
Good spelling really makes a difference in your writing
2. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] secretry
[ ] secratary
[x] secretary
[ ] secretery
Her secretary took notes
3. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] famly
[x] family
[ ] familee
[ ] familey
The family cat was called Egbert
4. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] bowndary
[x] boundary
[ ] boundry
[ ] boundery
He hit the ball over the boundary
5. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[x] prosperous
[ ] prosperus
[ ] prosparous
[ ] prosperos
The two sisters came from a prosperous family
6. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] categree
[ ] catagory
[ ] categry
[x] category
The lizard went into the reptile category
7. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] refarance
[ ] referance
[ ] refrence
[x] reference
She handed over her reference to the prospective employer
8. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] lottary
[ ] lotery
[x] lottery
[ ] lottry
Each week, Mark excitedly played the lottery
9. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[ ] smuggeler
[ ] smugglur
[x] smuggler
[ ] smugglre
The smuggler was exceptional at his job
10. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
[x] heaven
[ ] heavn
[ ] heven
[ ] hevn
Do you believe in heaven?