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

The composer composed better with composure. Improve your spelling of words beginning at com in this KS3 quiz.

"The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself." - Derek Walcott.

Language has many sorts of power. One of these is the power to convey and interpret meaning. Have you ever read a description of a place that almost made you feel as if you were there? Have you come across a character in fiction who you feel you know at least as well as your best friend? Language can be used to incite emotions, change people's minds, create new worlds, make peace, destroy friendships. These are powerful acts.

Although you should practise your spellings and seek to understand how language is conventionally used, it is important to remember at all times that language changes, giving birth to new words and new meanings all the time.

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations
[ ] compewter
[ ] computter
[ ] computer
[ ] commputer
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Complete attention; intense mental effort
[ ] consentration
[ ] concentration
[ ] concentratian
[ ] concentratien
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A position, opinion or judgement reached after consideration
[ ] conclusion
[ ] conclussien
[ ] conclusien
[ ] conclusian
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Changing from a gaseous to a liquid state
[ ] condencation
[ ] condenatien
[ ] condensation
[ ] condensatiun
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The person who directs a musical performance
[ ] conductur
[ ] conductire
[ ] conducter
[ ] conductor
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals
[ ] conflick
[ ] conflicht
[ ] conflict
[ ] conflikt
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A word used to join other words or phrases together into sentences
[ ] conjunctian
[ ] conjunctien
[ ] conjunctiun
[ ] conjunction
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To join or to attach
[ ] connex
[ ] connect
[ ] conect
[ ] conneyct
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A feeling of understanding between two or more people
[ ] connexion
[ ] connection
[ ] conneyction
[ ] conection
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The moral sense of right and wrong
[ ] conscience
[ ] consianse
[ ] consciance
[ ] conscients
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with com... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations
[ ] compewter
[ ] computter
[x] computer
[ ] commputer
"Compute" and "computer" are related
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Complete attention; intense mental effort
[ ] consentration
[x] concentration
[ ] concentratian
[ ] concentratien
Concentrate, and you will get it right!
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A position, opinion or judgement reached after consideration
[x] conclusion
[ ] conclussien
[ ] conclusien
[ ] conclusian
Can you think of other words ending in -sion?
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Changing from a gaseous to a liquid state
[ ] condencation
[ ] condenatien
[x] condensation
[ ] condensatiun
If you can spell "condense", you will have no trouble with "condensation"
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The person who directs a musical performance
[ ] conductur
[ ] conductire
[ ] conducter
[x] conductor
It's easy to mix up -or and -er endings. Why does "conductor" end with an -or and "composer" with an -er?
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A clash or disagreement, often violent, between two opposing groups or individuals
[ ] conflick
[ ] conflicht
[x] conflict
[ ] conflikt
"Con-" means "together" here
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A word used to join other words or phrases together into sentences
[ ] conjunctian
[ ] conjunctien
[ ] conjunctiun
[x] conjunction
If you can spell "junction", you're more than halfway there
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To join or to attach
[ ] connex
[x] connect
[ ] conect
[ ] conneyct
Remember the double n
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A feeling of understanding between two or more people
[ ] connexion
[x] connection
[ ] conneyction
[ ] conection
"Connect" and "connection" are related
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The moral sense of right and wrong
[x] conscience
[ ] consianse
[ ] consciance
[ ] conscients
This one can be tricky, but it helps if you can spot the word "science" in "conscience"