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

Be active in this KS3 spelling test on words beginning with ac.

"Sometimes you can't look up the correct spelling of a word in the dictionary because you don't know how to spell it."

Do your teachers ever tell you to look up a word in a dictionary when you don't know how to spell it? This can be very difficult, especially when you're not sure of even the first or second letter....but it is a good way for teachers to encourage you to spend time just browsing through words. You can come across some interesting vocabulary this way and even make a point of using newly discovered words in your own writing. Of course, people who aren't sure how to spell a word are often more likely to try searching for the word on the internet instead, just to see if Google recognises the word and suggests the correct spelling! Googling is certainly quicker, but might not introduce you to the same intriguing vocabulary you can stumble across in a dictionary.

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Currently in use or effect
[ ] acctive
[ ] active
[ ] activ
[ ] actif
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A state in which things are happening; a leisure pursuit
[ ] activity
[ ] activaty
[ ] activety
[ ] activerty
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
In fact, in reality
[ ] actuerly
[ ] actually
[ ] actoualy
[ ] actewaly
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A person who is dependent on alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
[ ] adict
[ ] addict
[ ] adikt
[ ] addickt
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The state of being dependent on something
[ ] addictian
[ ] addiction
[ ] addictiun
[ ] adiction
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Signified by the plus sign
[ ] addition
[ ] adition
[ ] adictien
[ ] addishion
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To announce publicly
[ ] advertise
[ ] advitise
[ ] advertyse
[ ] advertize
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Messages that appear in magazines and on television
[ ] advertysement
[ ] advertisemont
[ ] advertisemunt
[ ] advertisement
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An offered opinion
[ ] advize
[ ] advise
[ ] advyse
[ ] advice
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To give advice
[ ] advize
[ ] advice
[ ] advise
[ ] advyse
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with ac... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Currently in use or effect
[ ] acctive
[x] active
[ ] activ
[ ] actif
The -e at the end of "active" makes no difference to the modern English pronunciation of the word
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A state in which things are happening; a leisure pursuit
[x] activity
[ ] activaty
[ ] activety
[ ] activerty
The final -e of "active" becomes unnecessary when the word is transformed to "activity"
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
In fact, in reality
[ ] actuerly
[x] actually
[ ] actoualy
[ ] actewaly
Sometimes people pronounce this word by emphasising each syllable: ac-tu-al-ly. This is also a helpful way to remember its spelling
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A person who is dependent on alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
[ ] adict
[x] addict
[ ] adikt
[ ] addickt
Remember that the letter d appears twice in "addict"
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The state of being dependent on something
[ ] addictian
[x] addiction
[ ] addictiun
[ ] adiction
The final t of "addict" is dropped when converting the word to "addiction" by adding the suffix, -tion
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Signified by the plus sign
[x] addition
[ ] adition
[ ] adictien
[ ] addishion
Thinking of the word "add" will help you to remember this spelling
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To announce publicly
[x] advertise
[ ] advitise
[ ] advertyse
[ ] advertize
"Advertize" is correct in other English-speaking countries, such as the United States, and is also the preferred spelling for some publishers in the UK! Generally, the -ise suffix is considered correct in the UK
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Messages that appear in magazines and on television
[ ] advertysement
[ ] advertisemont
[ ] advertisemunt
[x] advertisement
This one is rather straightforward: "advertise" + -ment
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An offered opinion
[ ] advize
[ ] advise
[ ] advyse
[x] advice
Remember the difference between the verb, "to advise" and the noun, "advice". Saying aloud the word you mean will help you to spell it correctly
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To give advice
[ ] advize
[ ] advice
[x] advise
[ ] advyse
The s in "advise" makes the same sound as a z