KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Tricky words 1 (Questions)

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. He is fixing the lock on the ____.
[ ] dor
[ ] dore
[ ] doore
[ ] door
2. He is cleaning the ____.
[ ] flor
[ ] flore
[ ] floore
[ ] floor
3. I love this elephant ____ it reminds me how to spell a word.
[ ] becose
[ ] becos
[ ] becuse
[ ] because
4. Can you help me ____ my keys?
[ ] find
[ ] fined
[ ] finde
[ ] phind
5. The ____ couldn't wait for the school trip.
[ ] chilldren
[ ] chilljdren
[ ] children
[ ] childrin
6. Will you ____ this mountain with her?
[ ] clime
[ ] clim
[ ] climb
[ ] climbe
7. The ____ popular sport in our school is ____.
[ ] most and fotball
[ ] most and footbal
[ ] moste and football
[ ] most and football
8. I ____ ____ strawberries covered in chocolate.
[ ] only and like
[ ] ownly and like
[ ] only and licke
[ ] only and lik
9. ____ twins are ____.
[ ] Both and gerls
[ ] Both and girls
[ ] Both and girlls
[ ] Bofh and girls
10. How ____ is ____ tortoise?
[ ] oled and this
[ ] old and thiss
[ ] old and this
[ ] old and thies
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Tricky words 1 (Answers)
1. He is fixing the lock on the ____.
[ ] dor
[ ] dore
[ ] doore
[x] door
This word has the 'or' sound but it is spelt 'oor'.
2. He is cleaning the ____.
[ ] flor
[ ] flore
[ ] floore
[x] 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.
3. I love this elephant ____ it reminds me how to spell a word.
[ ] becose
[ ] becos
[ ] becuse
[x] 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'.
4. Can you help me ____ my keys?
[x] 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!
5. The ____ couldn't wait for the school trip.
[ ] chilldren
[ ] chilljdren
[x] children
[ ] childrin
Children is the plural of child.
6. Will you ____ this mountain with her?
[ ] clime
[ ] clim
[x] climb
[ ] climbe
This word has a silent 'b' at the end of it, just like the word 'lamb'.
7. The ____ popular sport in our school is ____.
[ ] most and fotball
[ ] most and footbal
[ ] moste and football
[x] most and football
It is also the most-watched sport in the world.
8. I ____ ____ strawberries covered in chocolate.
[x] only and like
[ ] ownly and like
[ ] only and licke
[ ] only and lik
When watching Wimbledon, tennis, people often eat strawberries and cream.
9. ____ twins are ____.
[ ] Both and gerls
[x] 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. How ____ is ____ tortoise?
[ ] oled and this
[ ] old and thiss
[x] old and this
[ ] old and thies
Tortoises can live for around a hundred years!