GCSE English Quiz - Spelling 03 (Questions)

You can never know too many words - and that means knowing how to spell them, too. It is worthwhile building your vocabulary by learning a range of words, both those you might use every day and those you might save for special occasions.

This quiz includes many words you would not necessarily use often, but just think how impressive it will be when you do use them, correctly spelled!

1. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Julia expected her ...... to ...... her version of the event.
[ ] coleges, corroberate
[ ] colleagues, corroborate
[ ] collegues, coroborate
[ ] colleages, corrobrate
2. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
His inability to ...... the tone of a conversation could be ...... at times.
[ ] gage, disastrous
[ ] guage, disasterous
[ ] gauge, disastorous
[ ] gauge, disastrous
3. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Given her ...... salary, Karen thought her holiday to the ...... would have to be postponed for another year.
[ ] meger, Meditteranean
[ ] meager, Meditterranean
[ ] meagre, Mediterranean
[ ] meegre, Mediterranean
4. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Julian believed himself to be a ...... of ...... cuisine.
[ ] connosure, exguisit
[ ] connoisseur, exquisite
[ ] conosure, exquisit
[ ] connoisur, exquisite
5. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
It had only been ...... that Kevin had ...... his vast horticultural knowledge.
[ ] incidentally, acquired
[ ] incidently, acquired
[ ] incidentaly, aquired
[ ] incidentally, ackwired
6. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Although she was merely ...... as a singer, she had quickly ...... herself into a starring role in the musical.
[ ] compitent, manuvered
[ ] competent, manoeuvred
[ ] compatent, manouevered
[ ] competant, manoeuvered
7. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
The majority of the working day was spent ...... with ...... clients.
[ ] liaising, corprate
[ ] liasing, cooperate
[ ] liaising, corporate
[ ] liasing, corperate
8. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
George could not understand why the new editor never ...... how ...... he was to the smooth running of the newsroom.
[ ] acknoledge, indespensable
[ ] acnowledged, indispenseable
[ ] aknowledged, indespinsable
[ ] acknowledged, indispensable
9. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Although she was still an ......, Sonia's ...... technique swiftly impressed her diving coach.
[ ] amachure, efishent
[ ] ameture, eficient
[ ] amateur, efficient
[ ] amature, effecient
10. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Their mother had always used the threat of an especially foul-tasting ...... as a ...... from falsely claiming to be ill on school days.
[ ] medcine, deterrent
[ ] medicine, deterrent
[ ] medecine, detterent
[ ] medicin, deterrant
GCSE English Quiz - Spelling 03 (Answers)
1. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Julia expected her ...... to ...... her version of the event.
[ ] coleges, corroberate
[x] colleagues, corroborate
[ ] collegues, coroborate
[ ] colleages, corrobrate
Julia expected her colleagues to corroborate her version of the event
2. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
His inability to ...... the tone of a conversation could be ...... at times.
[ ] gage, disastrous
[ ] guage, disasterous
[ ] gauge, disastorous
[x] gauge, disastrous
His inability to gauge the tone of a conversation could be disastrous at times
3. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Given her ...... salary, Karen thought her holiday to the ...... would have to be postponed for another year.
[ ] meger, Meditteranean
[ ] meager, Meditterranean
[x] meagre, Mediterranean
[ ] meegre, Mediterranean
Given her meagre salary, Karen thought her holiday to the Mediterranean would have to be postponed for another year
4. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Julian believed himself to be a ...... of ...... cuisine.
[ ] connosure, exguisit
[x] connoisseur, exquisite
[ ] conosure, exquisit
[ ] connoisur, exquisite
Julian believed himself to be a connoisseur of exquisite cuisine
5. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
It had only been ...... that Kevin had ...... his vast horticultural knowledge.
[x] incidentally, acquired
[ ] incidently, acquired
[ ] incidentaly, aquired
[ ] incidentally, ackwired
It had only been incidentally that Kevin had acquired his vast horticultural knowledge
6. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Although she was merely ...... as a singer, she had quickly ...... herself into a starring role in the musical.
[ ] compitent, manuvered
[x] competent, manoeuvred
[ ] compatent, manouevered
[ ] competant, manoeuvered
Although she was merely competent as a singer, she had quickly manoeuvred herself into a starring role in the musical
7. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
The majority of the working day was spent ...... with ...... clients.
[ ] liaising, corprate
[ ] liasing, cooperate
[x] liaising, corporate
[ ] liasing, corperate
The majority of the working day was spent liaising with corporate clients
8. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
George could not understand why the new editor never ...... how ...... he was to the smooth running of the newsroom.
[ ] acknoledge, indespensable
[ ] acnowledged, indispenseable
[ ] aknowledged, indespinsable
[x] acknowledged, indispensable
George could never understand why the new editor never acknowledged how indispensable he was to the smooth running of the newsroom.
9. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Although she was still an ......, Sonia's ...... technique swiftly impressed her diving coach.
[ ] amachure, efishent
[ ] ameture, eficient
[x] amateur, efficient
[ ] amature, effecient
Although she was still an amateur, Sonia's efficient technique swiftly impressed her diving coach.
10. Complete the following sentence with the correct spelling.
Their mother had always used the threat of an especially foul-tasting ...... as a ...... from falsely claiming to be ill on school days.
[ ] medcine, deterrent
[x] medicine, deterrent
[ ] medecine, detterent
[ ] medicin, deterrant
Their mother had always used the threat of an especially foul-tasting medicine as a deterrent from falsely claiming to be ill on school days.