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Year 2 - Tricky words 1
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Year 2 - Tricky words 1

This 'Tricky Words 1' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words that are frequently used in their vocabulary or writing but are exceptions to the rules or can’t be sounded out.

This quiz is going to test you on spellings that you can’t necessarily sound out. How many of the following spellings do you know? Let's find out!

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1.
How ____ is ____ tortoise?
oled and this
old and thiss
old and this
old and thies
Tortoises can live for around a hundred years!
2.
Will you ____ this mountain with her?
clime
clim
climb
climbe
This word has a silent 'b' at the end of it, just like the word 'lamb'.
3.
He is cleaning the ____.
flor
flore
floore
floor
This word is like 'door' as it has the same sound and sound pattern but both words are considered irregular as they don't follow the normal or/oar spellings.
4.
I love this elephant ____ it reminds me how to spell a word.
becose
becos
becuse
because
The elephant should remind you of this saying which helps you remember how to spell 'because' - it goes: Big Elephants Can Always Understand Small Elephants. The first letter of each word spells 'because'.
5.
I ____ ____ strawberries covered in chocolate.
only and like
ownly and like
only and licke
only and lik
When watching Wimbledon, tennis, people often eat strawberries and cream.
6.
The ____ popular sport in our school is ____.
most and fotball
most and footbal
moste and football
most and football
It is also the most-watched sport in the world.
7.
The ____ couldn't wait for the school trip.
chilldren
chilljdren
children
childrin
Children is the plural of child.
8.
Can you help me ____ my keys?
find
fined
finde
phind
People lose their keys so often that there is a special tag which can be attached to them. This is designed to make a noise if you lose them!
9.
____ twins are ____.
Both and gerls
Both and girls
Both and girlls
Bofh and girls
You can have twins that consist of one boy and one girl but these are called non-identical.
10.
He is fixing the lock on the ____.
dor
dore
doore
door
This word has the 'or' sound but it is spelt 'oor'.
Author:  Finola Waller

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