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Spelling:  Unstressed Vowels 02
Learning to spell takes quite a bit of practise.

Spelling: Unstressed Vowels 02

Get ready for more spelling fun with this KS2 English quiz on unstressed vowels! Remember that tricky sound from the first quiz? It's back for more action! Polysyllabic words (those with many syllables) often hide the unstressed vowel sound, making spelling a bit tricky. But don't worry, with some practice, you'll become a spelling master!

Keep playing our spelling quizzes to boost your skills. Let's dive into the challenge of unstressed vowels together!

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1.
Choose the correct spelling.
He finished his letter with 'Yours ____' before carefully signing his name.
sincirily
sincerely
sincirely
sincerily
You should sign a letter with 'Yours sincerely' when you have addressed a formal letter to a specific person. So it's important to learn how to spell 'sincerely'.
2.
Choose the correct spelling.
My auntie spends a lot of her time doing ____ work.
volantary
volentery
volentary
voluntary
My auntie spends a lot of her time doing voluntary work.
3.
Choose the correct spelling.
At home, he had a large collection of ____ coins.
foragne
forine
foreign
foregne
At home, he had a large collection of foreign coins.
4.
Choose the correct spelling.
We are ____ not playing cricket in this weather!
definately
definetly
defenitely
definitely
We are definitely not playing cricket in this weather! It can be helpful to remember the word 'finite' in 'definite', or to remember that there are two 'i's and two 'e's in 'definite'.
5.
Choose the correct spelling.
At the beginning of year seven, there are many ____ to make new friends.
opportuneties
oppertunities
opportunities
oppurtunities
At the beginning of year seven, there are many opportunities to make new friends.
6.
Choose the correct spelling.
We enjoyed our school visit to the Houses of ____.
Parlement
Parliament
Parlimint
Parlament
We enjoyed our school visit to the Houses of Parliament. The 'Parli-' of 'Parliament' is related to the word 'parley' - both come from the French 'parler', which means 'to speak'.
7.
Choose the correct spelling.
We enjoyed visiting the reptile centre, but were glad the ____ snakes were behind glass.
poisonous
poisunous
poisonus
poisinous
We enjoyed visiting the reptile centre, but were glad the poisonous snakes were behind glass.
8.
Choose the correct spelling.
Stuart preferred working ____ to working in a group.
indepindently
independently
indipendently
indipendantly
Stuart preferred working independently to working in a group. 'Depend' has two 'e's and 'dependent' has three 'e's (as does 'independent').
9.
Choose the correct spelling.
In order to become a doctor, it is essential to study ____.
medicine
medecine
medicene
medecene
In order to become a doctor, it is essential to study medicine.
10.
Choose the correct spelling.
The teacher was horrified that he'd accidentally used his ____ marker on the whiteboard.
perminent
permenant
permanent
permenent
The teacher was horrified that he'd accidentally used his permanent marker on the whiteboard.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Silent letters and unstressed vowels

Author:  Sheri Smith

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