KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: Double Consonants (Questions)

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This KS2 English quiz will test your spelling of double consonants. Double consonants are two non-vowel letters together. Kettle, collar, shell, fizzle, dazzle. What do all of these words have in common? They are spelled with double consonants.

Consonants are letters which represent sounds you can only make by using your lips or your tongue. Try making the sound 'p' without your lips, or the sound 't' without your tongue.

When spelling words, it's important to know when to use a double consonant and when not to.

Take this enjoyable picture quiz to see how well you can spell words which use double consonants. Good luck!

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1. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
[ ] Sitting
[ ] Showwing
[ ] Missing
[ ] Digging
2. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
[ ] Smaller
[ ] Fitter
[ ] Fixxer
[ ] Bigger
3. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
[ ] Playyed
[ ] Scammed
[ ] Planned
[ ] Scarred
4. Which word is correct?
[ ] Smarter
[ ] Thiner
[ ] Fater
[ ] Slimer
5. Cu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] bb
[ ] gg
[ ] mm
[ ] dd
6. Flu....er. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] jj
[ ] rr
[ ] tt
[ ] zz
7. Je....y. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] bb
[ ] ll
[ ] jj
[ ] kk
8. Pu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] xx
[ ] bb
[ ] zz
[ ] ss
9. Fla....el. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] nn
[ ] bb
[ ] gg
[ ] tt
10. Some consonants are never doubled in English. Which one of the following would you not see in English?
[ ] rr
[ ] ff
[ ] gg
[ ] qq

 

KS2 English Quiz - Spelling: Double Consonants (Answers)
1. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
[ ] Sitting
[x] Showwing
[ ] Missing
[ ] Digging
Showing - words that end in 'w' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'.
2. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
[ ] Smaller
[ ] Fitter
[x] Fixxer
[ ] Bigger
Fixer - words that end in 'x' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'.
3. Which word is NOT spelled correctly?
[x] Playyed
[ ] Scammed
[ ] Planned
[ ] Scarred
Played - words that end in 'y' do not double their final consonant when adding endings such as '-ing, '-ed', or '-er'.
4. Which word is correct?
[x] Smarter
[ ] Thiner
[ ] Fater
[ ] Slimer
Thinner, fatter and slimmer - the double consonant tells us how the vowel should be pronounced. After all, 'thine', 'fate' and 'slime' are all real words with completely different meanings (as well as different vowel sounds) to 'thinner', 'fatter' and 'slimmer'!
5. Cu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] bb
[ ] gg
[ ] mm
[x] dd
Cuddle.
6. Flu....er. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] jj
[ ] rr
[x] tt
[ ] zz
Flutter.
7. Je....y. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] bb
[x] ll
[ ] jj
[ ] kk
Jelly - other possibilities would include: the word 'jetty' and the names, Jenny and Jerry.
8. Pu....le. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[ ] xx
[ ] bb
[x] zz
[ ] ss
Puzzle - another possibility would be 'puddle'.
9. Fla....el. Which double consonant is missing from this word?
[x] nn
[ ] bb
[ ] gg
[ ] tt
Flannel.
10. Some consonants are never doubled in English. Which one of the following would you not see in English?
[ ] rr
[ ] ff
[ ] gg
[x] qq
Q is almost always followed by a 'u' except in proper nouns such as Qatar.