GCSE English Quiz - Spelling 01 (Questions)

We all know that the English language does not have the most sensible spelling in the world. This is due to many reasons: often the pronunciation of a word changed but the spelling remained the same; sometimes it is because English words have been borrowed from other languages; many times it is because several letters (or letter combinations) in English can make a variety of different sounds. If spelling doesn't come easily, it's always worth practising.

Test yourself with the first of our spelling quizzes.

1. The pupils in Mrs. Roberts' form were modest about their ......
[ ] achevements
[ ] achievments
[ ] achievements
[ ] acheivements
2. The chocolate-making ...... was beautifully illustrated to accompany his explanation.
[ ] process
[ ] proccess
[ ] proces
[ ] prosess
3. Everyone was ...... when the date of the oral exam was postponed.
[ ] releved
[ ] relieved
[ ] releived
[ ] releeved
4. She jabbed her finger towards the waitress in order to ...... her point.
[ ] emfasise
[ ] emfasize
[ ] emphasise
[ ] ephasise
5.

The ...... into the incident continued for several hours, with dozens of people being ......

[ ] enquiry, interogated
[ ] enquirie, interrogated
[ ] inquiry, interogated
[ ] inquiry, interrogated
6. She ...... returned the wrong book to the library, ...... a greater fine.
[ ] accidently, incuring
[ ] acsidentaly, incurring
[ ] akcidentally, incuring
[ ] accidentally, incurring
7. It won't be ...... on this ...... to make a formal report.
[ ] neccessary, occasion
[ ] necessary, occasion
[ ] necessary, ocassion
[ ] nessessary, occasion
8. The two sisters were displeased to have their ...... ......
[ ] convesation, intrupted
[ ] convorsation, interupted
[ ] convarsation, interrupted
[ ] conversation, interrupted
9. ......, the councillor could no longer cope with the ...... of his role.
[ ] Unforchuneately, presure
[ ] Unfortunatly, pressure
[ ] Unfortunately, pressure
[ ] Unfortunatly, preshure
10. When writing, be ...... of your ...... at all times.
[ ] conscious, audience
[ ] conscience, audience
[ ] conshuss, audiense
[ ] conscuss, oddience
GCSE English Quiz - Spelling 01 (Answers)
1. The pupils in Mrs. Roberts' form were modest about their ......
[ ] achevements
[ ] achievments
[x] achievements
[ ] acheivements
The pupils in Mrs. Roberts' form were modest about their achievements
2. The chocolate-making ...... was beautifully illustrated to accompany his explanation.
[x] process
[ ] proccess
[ ] proces
[ ] prosess
The chocolate-making process was beautifully illustrated to accompany his explanation
3. Everyone was ...... when the date of the oral exam was postponed.
[ ] releved
[x] relieved
[ ] releived
[ ] releeved
Everyone was relieved when the date of the oral exam was postponed
4. She jabbed her finger towards the waitress in order to ...... her point.
[ ] emfasise
[ ] emfasize
[x] emphasise
[ ] ephasise
She jabbed her finger towards the waitress in order to emphasise her point
5.

The ...... into the incident continued for several hours, with dozens of people being ......

[ ] enquiry, interogated
[ ] enquirie, interrogated
[ ] inquiry, interogated
[x] inquiry, interrogated
The inquiry into the incident continued for several hours, with dozens of people being interrogated
6. She ...... returned the wrong book to the library, ...... a greater fine.
[ ] accidently, incuring
[ ] acsidentaly, incurring
[ ] akcidentally, incuring
[x] accidentally, incurring
She accidentally returned the wrong book to the library, incurring a greater fine
7. It won't be ...... on this ...... to make a formal report.
[ ] neccessary, occasion
[x] necessary, occasion
[ ] necessary, ocassion
[ ] nessessary, occasion
It won't be necessary on this occasion to make a formal report
8. The two sisters were displeased to have their ...... ......
[ ] convesation, intrupted
[ ] convorsation, interupted
[ ] convarsation, interrupted
[x] conversation, interrupted
The two sisters were displeased to have their conversation interrupted
9. ......, the councillor could no longer cope with the ...... of his role.
[ ] Unforchuneately, presure
[ ] Unfortunatly, pressure
[x] Unfortunately, pressure
[ ] Unfortunatly, preshure
Unfortunately, the councillor could no longer cope with the pressure of his role
10. When writing, be ...... of your ...... at all times.
[x] conscious, audience
[ ] conscience, audience
[ ] conshuss, audiense
[ ] conscuss, oddience
When writing, be conscious of your audience at all times