Year 2 - Ending with il
Next time someone reads you a story, listen carefully to the sound of the words.

Year 2 - Ending with il

This 'Ending with il' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on the few words that end with this sound. All words have been taken from the recommended spellings in the National Curriculum. If any of these words are new, use this activity to enlarge their vocabulary.

Very occasionally a word will end with ‘il’. This quiz asks you to spell the missing words that have this sound at the end of them. Can you find the missing words?

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1.
He was in great ____!
perral
peril
perrril
pearille
Peril means danger. Can you see why the boy in the picture is in danger?
2.
Your nose has two ____.
nostrals
nostrils
nostsrils
notsrils
You never really breathe through your nostrils equally all the time; sometimes the left might be clearer than the right.
3.
Please don't write in pen, write with a ____.
pencal
pencel
pensall
pencil
If you make a mistake in your writing, you can rub it out if it's in pencil.
4.
When you go to school, you are a ____.
pubil
pewpil
pupil
pupile
Pupil is also the name of the black circle in the middle of your eye.
5.
They dug and found a huge ____.
fossil
fosil
fosel
fossel
People that dig for fossils are called archaeologists.
6.
He was being a little ____ because he wanted ____ soup.
devil and leantil
defvil and lentil
devil and lentil
bevil and lentil
Lentils are plants. When these beans or pulses are soaked they can be eaten.
7.
He was an ____ monster!
eavel
eavil
eval
evil
Don't worry - it's just someone wearing a scary Halloween mask!
8.
In ____ the ____ will be three!
April and gerbil
Aprill and gerbil
April and gerbill
April and jerbil
Gerbils can live for five to eight years.
9.
If you can't draw it, use a ____.
stancil
stanseil
stensil
stencil
This was a hard one! A stencil is something you can use to copy patterns, pictures or letters.
10.
They were very polite and ____.
sivel
civil
cival
civelle
This is a tricky one. Civil has two meanings - the one in this question means polite and respectful.
Author:  Finola Waller

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