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

This 'Sound v' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on spellings that end with the ‘v’ sound. These words have been taken from and added to those suggested in the National Curriculum.

The ‘v’ sound can start a word, like ‘van’. When there is a ‘v’ sound at the end of the word, usually the letter ‘e’ will follow. Therefore, most times you hear a word end in ‘v’ it will actually end with ‘ve’. Can you spell these missing words?

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1. Do you ____ any sugar please?
[ ] haf
[ ] hav
[ ] have
[ ] haive
2. How long do tortoises ____ for?
[ ] life
[ ] liv
[ ] live
[ ] lif
3. Will you ____ some money to charity?
[ ] give
[ ] giv
[ ] gif
[ ] gife
4. I ____ you!
[ ] luv
[ ] luve
[ ] love
[ ] lov
5. This bird is called a ____.
[ ] duve
[ ] dove
[ ] douve
[ ] duv
6. Will you look ____ the wardrobe for my jumper please?
[ ] abuve
[ ] abuv
[ ] abov
[ ] above
7. These are my driving ____.
[ ] gluves
[ ] gloves
[ ] gluvs
[ ] glovs
8. If this slug eats my vegetables, he won't be ____ for very long!
[ ] ailive
[ ] aliv
[ ] alife
[ ] alive
9. You can ____ in this ____.
[ ] dive and kave
[ ] dive and cave
[ ] diyve and cave
[ ] dive and cayve
10. I ____ you ____ biscuits!
[ ] gave and five
[ ] gaive and five
[ ] gave and phive
[ ] gave and fife
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 1 - The Sound v (Answers)
1. Do you ____ any sugar please?
[ ] haf
[ ] hav
[x] have
[ ] haive
Often there are more than 6 tablespoons of sugar in fizzy drinks - that's a lot of sugar!
2. How long do tortoises ____ for?
[ ] life
[ ] liv
[x] live
[ ] lif
If the word has an 'f' it is 'life' as in, a tortoise has a long life - these two words are often confused.
3. Will you ____ some money to charity?
[x] give
[ ] giv
[ ] gif
[ ] gife
Some people give money to charity, others raise money. If you raise money, this means you are doing something like a marathon and want people to sponsor you.
4. I ____ you!
[ ] luv
[ ] luve
[x] love
[ ] lov
Everyone likes being told they're loved - have you told your parents or someone close you love them recently?
5. This bird is called a ____.
[ ] duve
[x] dove
[ ] douve
[ ] duv
These birds symbolise love, peace and harmony. That's why you sometimes see their image on wedding invitations.
6. Will you look ____ the wardrobe for my jumper please?
[ ] abuve
[ ] abuv
[ ] abov
[x] above
I wonder if she found her jumper.
7. These are my driving ____.
[ ] gluves
[x] gloves
[ ] gluvs
[ ] glovs
In the Middle Ages, gloves were only worn by the rich.
8. If this slug eats my vegetables, he won't be ____ for very long!
[ ] ailive
[ ] aliv
[ ] alife
[x] alive
Some slugs can live for up to six years. If you grow plants, slugs are your enemy as they eat all your hard work!
9. You can ____ in this ____.
[ ] dive and kave
[x] dive and cave
[ ] diyve and cave
[ ] dive and cayve
Caves take years to form! They are also great places for bats to live.
10. I ____ you ____ biscuits!
[x] gave and five
[ ] gaive and five
[ ] gave and phive
[ ] gave and fife
In the present tense, the word is 'give' but in the past tense it becomes 'gave'.