KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Ending with ost and oll (Questions)

This 'Ending with ost and oll' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on the spellings with words that end with these two sounds. These spellings are an addition to the curriculum and will be words that are used in Year 2 vocabulary.

Sometimes words end with ‘ost’ or ‘oll’. If you sound out ‘ost’, it’ll be ‘oh-st’ but actually this trigraph is pronounced ‘oe-st’. Sounding out ‘oll’ would be ‘o-ll’ but actually it is pronounced as ‘ole’. Can you find the missing words with these sounds in?

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1. Can you ____ my letter?
[ ] poste
[ ] poast
[ ] post
[ ] powst
2. I've eaten ____ of the sweets but there are a few left.
[ ] moste
[ ] most
[ ] mosed
[ ] moast
3. He ____ fell off his bike! Oops, no - he did fall off!
[ ] aumost
[ ] almost
[ ] awmost
[ ] almoste
4. They read from the ____.
[ ] skroll
[ ] skrolle
[ ] scrolle
[ ] scroll
5. A ____ lives under the bridge.
[ ] twoll
[ ] twroll
[ ] troll
[ ] trole
6. Up in the haunted house lived a friendly ____.
[ ] gost
[ ] ghost
[ ] ghoost
[ ] jhost
7. Would you like to join me on a ____?
[ ] stroll
[ ] strole
[ ] stwoll
[ ] stwole
8. He was a great ____ and she was a brilliant ____.
[ ] host and hostiss
[ ] hosst and hostess
[ ] host and hostess
[ ] host and hostes
9. I'm ____ ready for that ham ____.
[ ] almost and rolle
[ ] almost and role
[ ] allmost and roll
[ ] almost and roll
10. How much does the ____ ____?
[ ] towll and cost
[ ] toll and coste
[ ] toll and cost
[ ] tol and cost
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Ending with ost and oll (Answers)
1. Can you ____ my letter?
[ ] poste
[ ] poast
[x] post
[ ] powst
All these words say 'post' when sounded out but only one is spelt correctly.
2. I've eaten ____ of the sweets but there are a few left.
[ ] moste
[x] most
[ ] mosed
[ ] moast
What is your favourite sweet?
3. He ____ fell off his bike! Oops, no - he did fall off!
[ ] aumost
[x] almost
[ ] awmost
[ ] almoste
Here you have two tricky sounds - al, which is pronounced like 'au' and the 'ost' sound.
4. They read from the ____.
[ ] skroll
[ ] skrolle
[ ] scrolle
[x] scroll
This scroll is called the Torah and is the Jewish Bible.
5. A ____ lives under the bridge.
[ ] twoll
[ ] twroll
[x] troll
[ ] trole
There used to be dolls that were trolls and they had different coloured hair. Now they are collectables.
6. Up in the haunted house lived a friendly ____.
[ ] gost
[x] ghost
[ ] ghoost
[ ] jhost
Ghosts make good scary characters in books and films!
7. Would you like to join me on a ____?
[x] stroll
[ ] strole
[ ] stwoll
[ ] stwole
A stroll is a leisurely walk. In America, a stroller is the word they use for a pushchair.
8. He was a great ____ and she was a brilliant ____.
[ ] host and hostiss
[ ] hosst and hostess
[x] host and hostess
[ ] host and hostes
Host is what we call men and hostess is the word for women.
9. I'm ____ ready for that ham ____.
[ ] almost and rolle
[ ] almost and role
[ ] allmost and roll
[x] almost and roll
There is a word 'role' but it means a part in a play.
10. How much does the ____ ____?
[ ] towll and cost
[ ] toll and coste
[x] toll and cost
[ ] tol and cost
A toll road is a road where you charged for driving on it.