KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound au (Questions)

This 'Sound au' spelling quiz helps KS1 children learn that these letters make the ‘or’ sound. This quiz will help them learn the spellings suggested and added to those in the National Curriculum.

When you say the ‘au’ sound, it sounds like ‘or’. This is quite a difficult sound to learn as it looks nothing like the way it sounds, so you have to try and remember this one! This spelling quiz will test you on words that have the ‘au’ sound in them.

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1. Spell the missing word: J K Rowling is a famous ____.
[ ] orther
[ ] aurther
[ ] author
[ ] auther
2. Spell the missing word: The eighth month of the year is ____.
[ ] Auggust
[ ] August
[ ] Augest
[ ] Augast
3. Spell the missing word: ____ are now extinct.
[ ] Dinsaurs
[ ] Denosaurs
[ ] Dinosaurs
[ ] Dinosors
4. Spell the missing word: When I grow up, I want to be an ____.
[ ] astronaut
[ ] astronaught
[ ] astranaught
[ ] astronaurt
5. Spell the missing word: Please play that ____ clip again.
[ ] ordio
[ ] audio
[ ] audeo
[ ] audia
6. Spell the missing word: Please pass me the red ____.
[ ] saurce
[ ] sauce
[ ] sause
[ ] sauss
7. Spell the missing word: This man is called ____.
[ ] Pall
[ ] Pal
[ ] Paul
[ ] Paulle
8. Spell the missing word: I want to watch this, please press the ____ button.
[ ] pause
[ ] paus
[ ] paurs
[ ] paurse
9. Spell the missing word: It was his ____.
[ ] faurt
[ ] faulte
[ ] fault
[ ] faught
10. Spell the missing word: Spring, summer, ____ and winter.
[ ] autum
[ ] aurtum
[ ] aurtumn
[ ] autumn
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound au (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: J K Rowling is a famous ____.
[ ] orther
[ ] aurther
[x] author
[ ] auther
She is the author of the Harry Potter books, one of the highest-selling book series of all time.
2. Spell the missing word: The eighth month of the year is ____.
[ ] Auggust
[x] August
[ ] Augest
[ ] Augast
The word August should start with a capital, just like all the months of the year.
3. Spell the missing word: ____ are now extinct.
[ ] Dinsaurs
[ ] Denosaurs
[x] Dinosaurs
[ ] Dinosors
Scientists believe dinosaurs became extinct because a huge meteorite struck Earth and wiped them all out.
4. Spell the missing word: When I grow up, I want to be an ____.
[x] astronaut
[ ] astronaught
[ ] astranaught
[ ] astronaurt
So far, there have been twelve men that have walked on the moon.
5. Spell the missing word: Please play that ____ clip again.
[ ] ordio
[x] audio
[ ] audeo
[ ] audia
The word audio means sound.
6. Spell the missing word: Please pass me the red ____.
[ ] saurce
[x] sauce
[ ] sause
[ ] sauss
Red sauce is ketchup and in England, particularly the northern areas, we have brown sauce.
7. Spell the missing word: This man is called ____.
[ ] Pall
[ ] Pal
[x] Paul
[ ] Paulle
Paul is a popular boy's name and is mentioned in the Bible.
8. Spell the missing word: I want to watch this, please press the ____ button.
[x] pause
[ ] paus
[ ] paurs
[ ] paurse
Do you have a favourite programme you like to watch?
9. Spell the missing word: It was his ____.
[ ] faurt
[ ] faulte
[x] fault
[ ] faught
We also have the word 'faulty' which has a different meaning. We could say the car is faulty if it isn't working properly.
10. Spell the missing word: Spring, summer, ____ and winter.
[ ] autum
[ ] aurtum
[ ] aurtumn
[x] autumn
Don't forget to add the 'n' at the end of the word, even though we don't pronounce it.