KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Tricky words 6 (Questions)

This 'Tricky Words 6' spelling quiz asks KS1 children to spell words that are deemed ‘tricky’ in the National Curriculum. These words are recommended spellings for children in Year 2.

Phonics help us spell many words but unfortunately, there are always exceptions to the rules. The spellings in this quiz don’t follow a sound pattern. Can you spell the missing words?

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1. ____ coin has a heads and a tails.
[ ] Evry
[ ] Every
[ ] Evary
[ ] Evrie
2. The opposite of odd numbers are ____ numbers.
[ ] evan
[ ] eeven
[ ] even
[ ] eaven
3. His team came ____ in the tournament.
[ ] larst
[ ] last
[ ] larste
[ ] lasst
4. The bar was very ____.
[ ] bizzy
[ ] bizy
[ ] buzy
[ ] busy
5. Would you like a glass of ____?
[ ] warter
[ ] worter
[ ] water
[ ] watter
6. She will ____ you the file.
[ ] parss
[ ] parse
[ ] passe
[ ] pass
7. She hates showers but loves a ____.
[ ] bath
[ ] barth
[ ] barf
[ ] batfh
8. I ____ do love lollipops.
[ ] shore
[ ] sure
[ ] shure
[ ] shoor
9. This is a picture of only one of her ____.
[ ] I's
[ ] ies
[ ] eyes
[ ] eys
10. ____ I dance when nobody is ____.
[ ] Sumtimes and wotching
[ ] Sometimes and watching
[ ] Sumtimes and watching
[ ] Sometimes and wotching
KS1 Spelling Quiz - Year 2 - Tricky words 6 (Answers)
1. ____ coin has a heads and a tails.
[ ] Evry
[x] Every
[ ] Evary
[ ] Evrie
People often flip a coin to make decisions for them and they choose either heads or tails.
2. The opposite of odd numbers are ____ numbers.
[ ] evan
[ ] eeven
[x] even
[ ] eaven
Even numbers can also be halved evenly.
3. His team came ____ in the tournament.
[ ] larst
[x] last
[ ] larste
[ ] lasst
He shouldn't be too sad because it's the taking part that counts.
4. The bar was very ____.
[ ] bizzy
[ ] bizy
[ ] buzy
[x] busy
Busy sounds like there is a 'z' in it but there isn't - that's why it's a tricky spelling.
5. Would you like a glass of ____?
[ ] warter
[ ] worter
[x] water
[ ] watter
The scientific term for water is H2O.
6. She will ____ you the file.
[ ] parss
[ ] parse
[ ] passe
[x] pass
The word 'file' is a noun and also a verb because you can file your nails.
7. She hates showers but loves a ____.
[x] bath
[ ] barth
[ ] barf
[ ] batfh
Bath is also a place in England.
8. I ____ do love lollipops.
[ ] shore
[x] sure
[ ] shure
[ ] shoor
The first shore is what you get at the seaside and the second one makes sense in our sentence.
9. This is a picture of only one of her ____.
[ ] I's
[ ] ies
[x] eyes
[ ] eys
If someone says you are a 'green-eyed monster' that doesn't mean you have green eyes - it means you are being jealous.
10. ____ I dance when nobody is ____.
[ ] Sumtimes and wotching
[x] Sometimes and watching
[ ] Sumtimes and watching
[ ] Sometimes and wotching
Here the 'o' in sometimes sounds like a 'u' and the 'a' in watching sounds like an 'o'!