GCSE English Quiz - Spelling 02 (Questions)

Here is some more spelling practice for hard-working GCSE pupils! Amazingly, some of the trickiest words to spell in English can also be some of the most ordinary. 'Basically' is a word you are likely to hear several times a day, but it is also one of the most commonly misspelled words, too (people often misspell it as 'basicly'). Practice, practice and more practice is the answer.

Test your spelling with this second revision quiz on the subject.

1. She wrote ...... headings for each column.
[ ] separate
[ ] seperate
[ ] seperete
[ ] separete
2. They were ...... expected by nine o'clock.
[ ] definately
[ ] definitely
[ ] definitly
[ ] definatly
3. Everyone knew that he ...... coffee to any other flavour of ice cream.
[ ] perfered
[ ] perferred
[ ] prefered
[ ] preferred
4. Education:  is it a ...... or a right?
[ ] privlidge
[ ] privilege
[ ] privelege
[ ] privelage
5. Harriet was certain that Robert had the ...... pencil in his ......
[ ] mechanical, possesion
[ ] mecanical, possession
[ ] mechanical, possession
[ ] mecanical, posession
6. The headteacher ...... upon us the unlikelihood that we would be given another ......
[ ] empressed, oppertunity
[ ] impressed, oppurtunity
[ ] impressed, opportunity
[ ] empressed, opportunity
7. Every day, the ...... announced its intention to promote new ......
[ ] goverment, bissnesses
[ ] government, businesses
[ ] goverment, biznesses
[ ] government, busnesses
8. He showed a ...... ...... in the obscure equipment held in the farming museum.
[ ] surprising, interest
[ ] suprising, interest
[ ] surprising, intrest
[ ] suprising, intrest
9. On Mondays, the school ...... was entirely ......
[ ] libraryan, unaproachable
[ ] librarian, unapproachible
[ ] libraryan, unaproachable
[ ] librarian, unapproachable
10. Despite their ......, they were expected in the director's office ......
[ ] exhaustion, immedietely
[ ] exhawstion, imediately
[ ] exhaustion, immediately
[ ] exawstion, immediatly
GCSE English Quiz - Spelling 02 (Answers)
1. She wrote ...... headings for each column.
[x] separate
[ ] seperate
[ ] seperete
[ ] separete
She wrote separate headings for each column
2. They were ...... expected by nine o'clock.
[ ] definately
[x] definitely
[ ] definitly
[ ] definatly
They were definitely expected by nine o'clock
3. Everyone knew that he ...... coffee to any other flavour of ice cream.
[ ] perfered
[ ] perferred
[ ] prefered
[x] preferred
Everyone knew he preferred coffee to any other flavour of ice cream
4. Education:  is it a ...... or a right?
[ ] privlidge
[x] privilege
[ ] privelege
[ ] privelage
Education:  is it a privilege or a right?
5. Harriet was certain that Robert had the ...... pencil in his ......
[ ] mechanical, possesion
[ ] mecanical, possession
[x] mechanical, possession
[ ] mecanical, posession
Harriet was certain that Robert had the mechanical pencil in his possession
6. The headteacher ...... upon us the unlikelihood that we would be given another ......
[ ] empressed, oppertunity
[ ] impressed, oppurtunity
[x] impressed, opportunity
[ ] empressed, opportunity
The headteacher impressed upon us the unlikelihood that we would be given another opportunity
7. Every day, the ...... announced its intention to promote new ......
[ ] goverment, bissnesses
[x] government, businesses
[ ] goverment, biznesses
[ ] government, busnesses
Every day, the government announced its intention to promote new businesses
8. He showed a ...... ...... in the obscure equipment held in the farming museum.
[x] surprising, interest
[ ] suprising, interest
[ ] surprising, intrest
[ ] suprising, intrest
He showed a surprising interest in the obscure equipment held in the farming museum
9. On Mondays, the school ...... was entirely ......
[ ] libraryan, unaproachable
[ ] librarian, unapproachible
[ ] libraryan, unaproachable
[x] librarian, unapproachable
On Mondays, the school librarian was entirely unapproachable
10. Despite their ......, they were expected in the director's office ......
[ ] exhaustion, immedietely
[ ] exhawstion, imediately
[x] exhaustion, immediately
[ ] exawstion, immediatly
Despite their exhaustion, they were expected in the director's office immediately