KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - J, g or dge? (Questions)

This 'J, g or dge' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on these letters and trigraph that sound the same but are used to spell different words. All the words have been taken from the National Curriculum.

If a word begins with the g/j sound it will never be with the ‘dge’ letters. These three letters are only used at the end of a word. However ‘j’ and ‘g’ can be at the beginning of a word. All these missing words will have these sounds in them; can you spell them?

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1. Can you ____ your name ____?
[ ] change and badje
[ ] chanje and badge
[ ] change and badge
[ ] chandge and bajge
2. He sat on the ____ of his seat whilst watching the ____ trick.
[ ] edge and magic
[ ] edje and magic
[ ] edge and majic
[ ] edge and madgic
3. I am in ____ of the ____.
[ ] chardge and giraffe
[ ] charge and jiraffe
[ ] charje and giraffe
[ ] charge and giraffe
4. It takes a lot of ____ to make ____.
[ ] enerjy and fudge
[ ] energy and fudge
[ ] energy and fudje
[ ] enerdgey and fudge
5. There are hidden ____ in this ____.
[ ] gems and villadge
[ ] gems and villaje
[ ] gems and village
[ ] jems and village
6. Can you ____ the ____ bull coming your way?
[ ] dodge and hudge
[ ] dodge and huje
[ ] dodge and huge
[ ] dodje and huge
7. What is the ____ of that ____?
[ ] age and giant
[ ] age and jiant
[ ] age and giante
[ ] age and gient
8. May I ____ you on your ____.
[ ] join and joj
[ ] join and jog
[ ] join and gog
[ ] goin and jog
9. Your pen has made a ____ in your ____ pocket.
[ ] buldge and jaket
[ ] bulge and gacket
[ ] bulge and jacket
[ ] buldge and jacket
10. They had to ____ the ____ as it wasn't safe.
[ ] adjust and bridg
[ ] adjust and bridj
[ ] adjust and bridge
[ ] adgust and bridge
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - J, g or dge? (Answers)
1. Can you ____ your name ____?
[ ] change and badje
[ ] chanje and badge
[x] change and badge
[ ] chandge and bajge
Some people call badges, pins.
2. He sat on the ____ of his seat whilst watching the ____ trick.
[x] edge and magic
[ ] edje and magic
[ ] edge and majic
[ ] edge and madgic
If you are a magician you become part of the "magic circle" where you promise not to reveal any magician secrets.
3. I am in ____ of the ____.
[ ] chardge and giraffe
[ ] charge and jiraffe
[ ] charje and giraffe
[x] charge and giraffe
Giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world.
4. It takes a lot of ____ to make ____.
[ ] enerjy and fudge
[x] energy and fudge
[ ] energy and fudje
[ ] enerdgey and fudge
Fudge is quite hard to make as you have to melt sugar, which burns easily.
5. There are hidden ____ in this ____.
[ ] gems and villadge
[ ] gems and villaje
[x] gems and village
[ ] jems and village
Gems are precious stones.
6. Can you ____ the ____ bull coming your way?
[ ] dodge and hudge
[ ] dodge and huje
[x] dodge and huge
[ ] dodje and huge
The letter 'j' will never follow 'd'.
7. What is the ____ of that ____?
[x] age and giant
[ ] age and jiant
[ ] age and giante
[ ] age and gient
In fairy tales, giants are usually mean characters.
8. May I ____ you on your ____.
[ ] join and joj
[x] join and jog
[ ] join and gog
[ ] goin and jog
In the word 'jog' you have the 'g' sound as a 'hard' sound (not a j/g/dge sound).
9. Your pen has made a ____ in your ____ pocket.
[ ] buldge and jaket
[ ] bulge and gacket
[x] bulge and jacket
[ ] buldge and jacket
A suit is normally a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt.
10. They had to ____ the ____ as it wasn't safe.
[ ] adjust and bridg
[ ] adjust and bridj
[x] adjust and bridge
[ ] adgust and bridge
Bridges can be for cars, trains or even walkers!