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Year 2 - Tricky words 4
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Year 2 - Tricky words 4

This 'Tricky Words 4' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words taken from the National Curriculum. All these words are considered tricky to spell because they are exceptions to the rules.

Spellings can be very tricky, especially if they can’t be sounded out. This quiz is going to test you on words that don’t follow a sound pattern. How many of these spellings do you know?

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1.
Do you have ____ visitors?
mannie
menie
meny
many
Here, the 'a' sound is 'eh'.
2.
I don't have a penny; I'm very ____ right now.
pore
pour
poor
poar
When sounded out, all these words make the same sound but only one refers to the kind of poor we mean.
3.
____ I eat all this cake?
Should
Shood
Shoeld
Shud
Should, could and would all have the same spellings - you just change the first letters.
4.
I'm rich! I have lots of ____ bars.
goaled
goald
gold
goled
Instead of calling them bars, we call them bullion.
5.
Will you help me ____ house?
moove
move
mouve
moov
Some people find moving house quite stressful; others find it exciting. Have you ever moved house?
6.
When is it half ____ six?
parst
parste
past
passed
The last two words both sound the same and are both words, however, they mean different things.
7.
She is very ____ and always pushes me along.
kind
kinde
cind
cinde
Here the 'i' doesn't make an 'eh' sound but an 'I' sound, as in 'eye'.
8.
He wore these boots when he went to the ____ West!
Wild
Wilde
Whiled
Whild
The Wild West refers to a time when cowboys were common.
9.
When visiting the forest, please keep to the ____.
parth
parf
path
paff
Depending on where you live in Britain, you might say p-ah-th or you might say p-ar-th.
10.
Make sure you don't drive too ____.
farst
farste
farst
fast
Every road has a speed limit. Next time you're in the car look out for signs that tell you how fast you can drive.
Author:  Finola Waller

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