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

"I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything." - Steven Wright.

Have you ever just read the dictionary? How long do you think it would take? Would you read it aloud or silently? Would you take turns reading it in a group? Would you read it all in one go, or spread it out over a long period of time by tackling just a few words a day? Would it count if you read just the words defined and skipped their definitions? Would you start at A or at Z? Or perhaps you would choose a random place in the middle to begin?

Here is a poetry exercise: skip through the dictionary (it would help here to have a hard copy, rather than one online) and choose six random words. Now see whether you can write a poem containing each of those words. Go on! It doesn't matter if it's nonsense. Be creative.

Before you have fun with poetry, limber up with this KS3 spelling quiz.

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object
[ ] disc
[ ] disck
[ ] disque
[ ] diske
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The act or result of scattering
[ ] dispursal
[ ] dispursel
[ ] dispirsal
[ ] dispersal
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Break up: cause to separate
[ ] dispurs
[ ] disperse
[ ] dispirse
[ ] dispurse
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Exhibiting openly in public view
[ ] dissplay
[ ] desplay
[ ] display
[ ] deesplay
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To create a solution
[ ] dissolve
[ ] desolve
[ ] deesolve
[ ] disolve
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To make an extract by first evaporating liquid and then condensing the vapour
[ ] distil
[ ] desstil
[ ] destill
[ ] deestill
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A method of separating mixtures based on differences in their volatilities in a boiling liquid mixture
[ ] distilation
[ ] distillation
[ ] destillation
[ ] deestillation
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Separate into parts or portions
[ ] divied
[ ] devide
[ ] deevide
[ ] divide
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Discord that splits a group
[ ] deevision
[ ] devision
[ ] divisian
[ ] division
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A written account of ownership or obligation
[ ] dociument
[ ] document
[ ] dockument
[ ] docurment
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with dis... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A thin, flat, circular plate or similar object
[x] disc
[ ] disck
[ ] disque
[ ] diske
"Disk" is also correct, although used more often in the US than the UK
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The act or result of scattering
[ ] dispursal
[ ] dispursel
[ ] dispirsal
[x] dispersal
The a of the unstressed third syllable is the tricky letter to remember
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Break up: cause to separate
[ ] dispurs
[x] disperse
[ ] dispirse
[ ] dispurse
"Disperse" and "dispersal" are related words
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Exhibiting openly in public view
[ ] dissplay
[ ] desplay
[x] display
[ ] deesplay
Remember the i of the unstressed first syllable
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To create a solution
[x] dissolve
[ ] desolve
[ ] deesolve
[ ] disolve
Remember that "dissolve" has a double s
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To make an extract by first evaporating liquid and then condensing the vapour
[x] distil
[ ] desstil
[ ] destill
[ ] deestill
For a short word, "distil" can be rather difficult to spell!
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A method of separating mixtures based on differences in their volatilities in a boiling liquid mixture
[ ] distilation
[x] distillation
[ ] destillation
[ ] deestillation
If you can remember how to spell "distil", you are well on your way to spelling "distillation"
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Separate into parts or portions
[ ] divied
[ ] devide
[ ] deevide
[x] divide
The first i is the trickiest part of the word to remember
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Discord that splits a group
[ ] deevision
[ ] devision
[ ] divisian
[x] division
The words "divide" and "division" are related
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A written account of ownership or obligation
[ ] dociument
[x] document
[ ] dockument
[ ] docurment
"Document" is spelled the same as a noun and as a verb