KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with ab... (Questions)

See how absolutely able you are at spelling words beginning with ab in this KS3 quiz.

"My spelling is Wobbly, It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places. " - Winnie-the-Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Does spelling feel like a fairly wobbly enterprise to you? If so, you won't be the only one! Sometimes it seems as if the more you stare at a word, the odder it comes to appear. Take the word "wobble" itself, for instance. Way back in the seventeenth century, the word was spelled with an a instead of an o: "wabble". The spelling of English words has changed greatly over time and sometimes being good at spelling is less a matter of knowing rules and more a matter of memory. So practise, practise, practise! (Or is it practice?)

Improve your spelling by playing this fun quiz!

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A quality that permits achievement or accomplishment
[ ] abilatie
[ ] ability
[ ] abilaty
[ ] abilitie
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Having the skill to do something well
[ ] abal
[ ] able
[ ] abel
[ ] abble
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Countries or lands overseas
[ ] abroad
[ ] abrawd
[ ] abraod
[ ] abroed
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Take in
[ ] absawb
[ ] absorb
[ ] abzawb
[ ] abbsorb
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A summary of the main points of an argument or theory
[ ] abstract
[ ] abstracdt
[ ] astracd
[ ] abstraced
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Lodgings or living quarters
[ ] acommodation
[ ] accommodation
[ ] accomodation
[ ] acomodation
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To gain with effort
[ ] acheive
[ ] achieve
[ ] acheev
[ ] acheve
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An accomplishment
[ ] achevement
[ ] acheivement
[ ] achievment
[ ] achievement
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
[ ] assid
[ ] acid
[ ] asid
[ ] ascid
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A synthetic fabric
[ ] acrilic
[ ] acrilick
[ ] acrylic
[ ] acryllic
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with ab... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A quality that permits achievement or accomplishment
[ ] abilatie
[x] ability
[ ] abilaty
[ ] abilitie
The noun "ability" is related to the adjective "able" and the verb "to be able"
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Having the skill to do something well
[ ] abal
[x] able
[ ] abel
[ ] abble
The -le ending sounds identical to these endings: -al, -el, -il, -ol, or -ul
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Countries or lands overseas
[x] abroad
[ ] abrawd
[ ] abraod
[ ] abroed
The digraph "oa" is the tricky part of this word
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Take in
[ ] absawb
[x] absorb
[ ] abzawb
[ ] abbsorb
Watch out for that beginning vowel!
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A summary of the main points of an argument or theory
[x] abstract
[ ] abstracdt
[ ] astracd
[ ] abstraced
"Abstract" is often used as an antonym to "concrete"
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Lodgings or living quarters
[ ] acommodation
[x] accommodation
[ ] accomodation
[ ] acomodation
Remember that "accommodation" has a double c and a double m. This is also true for "accommodate"
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To gain with effort
[ ] acheive
[x] achieve
[ ] acheev
[ ] acheve
The phrase "i before e, except after c" is not strictly true, but is a useful way to work out which vowel comes first in many cases
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An accomplishment
[ ] achevement
[ ] acheivement
[ ] achievment
[x] achievement
Remember to spell "achieve" correctly, and you're halfway there!
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
[ ] assid
[x] acid
[ ] asid
[ ] ascid
If you can spell "acid", you will also be able to spell "acidic", "acidity" and "acidify"
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A synthetic fabric
[ ] acrilic
[ ] acrilick
[x] acrylic
[ ] acryllic
Which is trickier to remember, the y or the i?