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

This 'Tricky Words 2' spelling quiz continues to test KS1 children on words that are 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 sound out. These are all words that you know but maybe find a little tricky to spell. See how many spellings you know.

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1. ____ you pass the baton?
[ ] Cod
[ ] Coud
[ ] Could
[ ] Cud
2. They both caught a ____.
[ ] kold
[ ] coled
[ ] coald
[ ] cold
3. ____ in this picture is special.
[ ] Everybody
[ ] Evrybody
[ ] Everybodie
[ ] Evrybodey
4. Thank you for my flowers, they are very ____.
[ ] prity
[ ] pritty
[ ] pretty
[ ] prety
5. All her ____ were pink!
[ ] cloves
[ ] cloovs
[ ] cloths
[ ] clothes
6. If you read this book you will ____ your test score.
[ ] improve
[ ] inprove
[ ] improove
[ ] improov
7. Would you like a ____ apple or half of one?
[ ] hole
[ ] whole
[ ] wholle
[ ] whol
8. You need to trim the ____.
[ ] grarsse
[ ] grarss
[ ] gras
[ ] grass
9. They went on holiday with their ____.
[ ] pairents
[ ] pearants
[ ] parents
[ ] pairants
10. ____ Jones counted the ____ in the jar once a month.
[ ] Mrs and mony
[ ] Mrses and money
[ ] Mrs and money
[ ] Mrs and monie
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Tricky words 2 (Answers)
1. ____ you pass the baton?
[ ] Cod
[ ] Coud
[x] Could
[ ] Cud
Could, would and should all have the same sound pattern.
2. They both caught a ____.
[ ] kold
[ ] coled
[ ] coald
[x] cold
You can feel cold and you can catch a cold!
3. ____ in this picture is special.
[x] Everybody
[ ] Evrybody
[ ] Everybodie
[ ] Evrybodey
In fact, everybody on the planet is special!
4. Thank you for my flowers, they are very ____.
[ ] prity
[ ] pritty
[x] pretty
[ ] prety
Flowers are a great gift because they look pretty and they smell lovely!
5. All her ____ were pink!
[ ] cloves
[ ] cloovs
[ ] cloths
[x] clothes
Cloth is a material but clothes are something we wear.
6. If you read this book you will ____ your test score.
[x] improve
[ ] inprove
[ ] improove
[ ] improov
If you read books before a test, this is called studying and if you do it the day before a test, we call this cramming.
7. Would you like a ____ apple or half of one?
[ ] hole
[x] whole
[ ] wholle
[ ] whol
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
8. You need to trim the ____.
[ ] grarsse
[ ] grarss
[ ] gras
[x] grass
Grass is everywhere. Nowadays you can buy artificial grass which is fake grass that you need to hoover instead of mow!
9. They went on holiday with their ____.
[ ] pairents
[ ] pearants
[x] parents
[ ] pairants
This is tricky because there are the words 'pear' and 'pair' but neither spelling pattern is used for this word.
10. ____ Jones counted the ____ in the jar once a month.
[ ] Mrs and mony
[ ] Mrses and money
[x] Mrs and money
[ ] Mrs and monie
If a woman is called Mrs it means they are married.