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

Collect your thoughts, collate them, and have a bash at this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at col!

"My least favourite phrase in the English language is 'I don't care'." - James Caan.

Do you have favourite phrases and least favourite phrases? Are there certain words or phrases you become bored of using? Do you struggle to find the words when you are writing?

It is possible to increase your vocabulary in English, just as you might if you are learning a foreign language, where you must make an effort to build your vocabulary. You can collect different words from various sources, including books, of course, but also newspapers and television programmes. If you have favourite websites, songs or television programmes, you've probably already picked up any phrases that caught your attention. Try to vary your reading or viewing diet, so that you will become exposed to an even wider vocabulary. Use your increased vocabulary whenever you get the chance!

1. The spectral composition of visible light
[ ] couller
[ ] collour
[ ] color
[ ] colour
2. A solid upright structure designed to support a roof or beam
[ ] colemn
[ ] collumn
[ ] column
[ ] collum
3. The act or process of burning
[ ] combustien
[ ] combusstion
[ ] combustian
[ ] combustion
4. A punctuation mark used to separate clauses or parenthetical phrases in a sentence
[ ] coma
[ ] commer
[ ] comer
[ ] comma
5. Something that must be obeyed
[ ] commandmant
[ ] comandment
[ ] commandment
[ ] conmandment
6. Promise or agreement to do something in the future
[ ] commitment
[ ] comittment
[ ] committment
[ ] comitmant
7. The process of transferring information from one entity to another
[ ] comunication
[ ] communication
[ ] communeication
[ ] comuneication
8. An evaluation of the similarities and differences between things
[ ] comparrison
[ ] comparyson
[ ] comparisen
[ ] comparison
9. A manufactured object that is part of a larger device
[ ] compponent
[ ] componant
[ ] componeent
[ ] component
10. A work of music, literature or art
[ ] composition
[ ] compositien
[ ] compositian
[ ] compersition
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with col... (Answers)
1. The spectral composition of visible light
[ ] couller
[ ] collour
[ ] color
[x] colour
The spelling "color" is correct in the United States
2. A solid upright structure designed to support a roof or beam
[ ] colemn
[ ] collumn
[x] column
[ ] collum
Does the n after the m surprise you?
3. The act or process of burning
[ ] combustien
[ ] combusstion
[ ] combustian
[x] combustion
"Combust" and "combustion" are related words
4. A punctuation mark used to separate clauses or parenthetical phrases in a sentence
[ ] coma
[ ] commer
[ ] comer
[x] comma
Don't get confused between "coma" and "comma"!
5. Something that must be obeyed
[ ] commandmant
[ ] comandment
[x] commandment
[ ] conmandment
Command + -ment spells "commandment"
6. Promise or agreement to do something in the future
[x] commitment
[ ] comittment
[ ] committment
[ ] comitmant
"Commit" + -ment spells "commitment". Remember that the word "commit" has a double m
7. The process of transferring information from one entity to another
[ ] comunication
[x] communication
[ ] communeication
[ ] comuneication
The unstressed i is probably the trickiest part of this word to remember
8. An evaluation of the similarities and differences between things
[ ] comparrison
[ ] comparyson
[ ] comparisen
[x] comparison
You've probably had to write many comparisons in your English classes
9. A manufactured object that is part of a larger device
[ ] compponent
[ ] componant
[ ] componeent
[x] component
Try to remember the unstressed e
10. A work of music, literature or art
[x] composition
[ ] compositien
[ ] compositian
[ ] compersition
"Composition" is related to "compose" and "composer"