KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Ending with il (Questions)

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. Please don't write in pen, write with a ____.
[ ] pencal
[ ] pencel
[ ] pensall
[ ] pencil
2. They dug and found a huge ____.
[ ] fossil
[ ] fosil
[ ] fosel
[ ] fossel
3. Your nose has two ____.
[ ] nostrals
[ ] nostrils
[ ] nostsrils
[ ] notsrils
4. He was in great ____!
[ ] perral
[ ] peril
[ ] perrril
[ ] pearille
5. When you go to school, you are a ____.
[ ] pubil
[ ] pewpil
[ ] pupil
[ ] pupile
6. If you can't draw it, use a ____.
[ ] stancil
[ ] stanseil
[ ] stensil
[ ] stencil
7. They were very polite and ____.
[ ] sivel
[ ] civil
[ ] cival
[ ] civelle
8. He was an ____ monster!
[ ] eavel
[ ] eavil
[ ] eval
[ ] evil
9. In ____ the ____ will be three!
[ ] April and gerbil
[ ] Aprill and gerbil
[ ] April and gerbill
[ ] April and jerbil
10. He was being a little ____ because he wanted ____ soup.
[ ] devil and leantil
[ ] defvil and lentil
[ ] devil and lentil
[ ] bevil and lentil
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Ending with il (Answers)
1. Please don't write in pen, write with a ____.
[ ] pencal
[ ] pencel
[ ] pensall
[x] pencil
If you make a mistake in your writing, you can rub it out if it's in pencil.
2. They dug and found a huge ____.
[x] fossil
[ ] fosil
[ ] fosel
[ ] fossel
People that dig for fossils are called archaeologists.
3. Your nose has two ____.
[ ] nostrals
[x] nostrils
[ ] nostsrils
[ ] notsrils
You never really breathe through your nostrils equally all the time; sometimes the left might be clearer than the right.
4. He was in great ____!
[ ] perral
[x] peril
[ ] perrril
[ ] pearille
Peril means danger. Can you see why the boy in the picture is in danger?
5. When you go to school, you are a ____.
[ ] pubil
[ ] pewpil
[x] pupil
[ ] pupile
Pupil is also the name of the black circle in the middle of your eye.
6. If you can't draw it, use a ____.
[ ] stancil
[ ] stanseil
[ ] stensil
[x] stencil
This was a hard one! A stencil is something you can use to copy patterns, pictures or letters.
7. They were very polite and ____.
[ ] sivel
[x] civil
[ ] cival
[ ] civelle
This is a tricky one. Civil has two meanings - the one in this question means polite and respectful.
8. He was an ____ monster!
[ ] eavel
[ ] eavil
[ ] eval
[x] evil
Don't worry - it's just someone wearing a scary Halloween mask!
9. In ____ the ____ will be three!
[x] April and gerbil
[ ] Aprill and gerbil
[ ] April and gerbill
[ ] April and jerbil
Gerbils can live for five to eight years.
10. He was being a little ____ because he wanted ____ soup.
[ ] devil and leantil
[ ] defvil and lentil
[x] devil and lentil
[ ] bevil and lentil
Lentils are plants. When these beans or pulses are soaked they can be eaten.