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Rhyme
The only perfect rhyme for 'orange' is 'sporange'.

Rhyme

This KS2 English quiz takes a look at rhyme. Rhyme is words that sound the same when spoken out loud. Have you ever been told that there's no rhyme for the word 'orange'? That's almost true. The only perfect rhyme for 'orange' is 'sporange' - and probably no one besides a botanist would know what that word means (it's part of a fern)!

If you have a little time
Try our quiz about rhyme!

Rhyme is a useful tool for helping young children to learn new words. It's also used extensively in poetry - although not all poems rhyme (or have to).

See if you can match the rhyming words in this English quiz.

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1.
Which word does NOT rhyme with 'house'?
Mouse
Arouse
Douse
Louse
Although it has the same spelling pattern as the other words, the 's' in 'arouse' makes the sound we think of as 'z'.
2.
This word rhymes with 'still'.
Frill
Stall
Full
Cruel
Other words which rhyme with 'still' include: hill, bill, drill and krill.
3.
'Square' rhymes with .......
squall
fair
dark
quarter
Other words which rhyme with 'square' include: share, mare, hair and wear.
4.
Find a word to rhyme with 'splatter'.
Anger
Rudder
Matter
Spaghetti
Other words which rhyme with 'splatter' include: flatter, batter, natter and platter.
5.
Which of the following words rhymes with 'sound'?
Strand
Round
Frond
Pond
Other words that rhyme with 'sound' include: around, found, ground and hound.
6.
Which of the following word rhymes with 'horse'?
Poor
Tower
Course
Hour
Other words which rhyme with 'horse' are: gorse, force and sauce.
7.
Which word does NOT rhyme with 'out'?
Thought
Trout
Gout
Flout
'Caught' and 'taught' rhyme with 'thought', but 'out' does not.
8.
Find a rhyme for 'through'.
Thrush
Tough
Thought
True
Queue, new, drew and flew also rhyme with 'through'.
9.
'Home' rhymes with .......
comb
come
gone
flow
It may not look as though it rhymes, but if you say 'comb' and 'home' aloud, you will hear that the two words do rhyme. This is because you don't pronounce the 'b' in 'comb'.
10.
Choose the word which rhymes with 'telling'.
Webbing
Train
Tile
Quelling
'Telling' also rhymes with: felling, smelling, welling and gelling.

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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