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

He dreaded drama class. See how many words you can spell beginning at dr in this KS3 spelling quiz.

"The word impossible is not in my dictionary." - Napoleon Bonaparte.

Here's a question: why is it "impossible" instead of "inpossible" or "unpossible"? We already know that words derived from Latin usually don't sound quite right with the prefix -un. But did you know that im- and in- are the same prefix, working to negate in exactly the same way, but that im- is used before words beginning with an m, b or p? It seems to make these words easier to pronounce. Take "immeasurable", for instance. Imagine the extra effort it would take to say the word if it began with an in- prefix, instead of im-. Impossible! Or is it inpossible?

If you find spelling quite impossible, keep on playing these spelling quizzes. There are 70 in total and they really will help improve your writing skills.

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Put into dramatic form; 'adapt a book for a screenplay'
[ ] drametise
[ ] dramaties
[ ] dramertise
[ ] dramatise
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The volume of the sound, such as piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte
[ ] dinamics
[ ] dynammics
[ ] dynamicks
[ ] dynamics
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A series of rulers from one family
[ ] dinasty
[ ] dynersty
[ ] dynasty
[ ] dynesty
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An upright frame, typically on three legs, for displaying or supporting an artist’s canvas
[ ] easal
[ ] easul
[ ] easel
[ ] eazel
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Frugal; good value
[ ] economic
[ ] ecanomic
[ ] ecenomic
[ ] ecconomic
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty
[ ] ecconomical
[ ] ecenomical
[ ] ecanomical
[ ] economical
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The system of production, distribution and consumption
[ ] econamy
[ ] economy
[ ] econermy
[ ] econimy
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A person at a newspaper who decides which stories to publish
[ ] edditor
[ ] editor
[ ] edittor
[ ] editer
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The result or outcome of a cause
[ ] effecte
[ ] efect
[ ] effect
[ ] effectt
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The amount of work involved in performing an activity; exertion
[ ] effert
[ ] efart
[ ] effort
[ ] efert
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with dr... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Put into dramatic form; 'adapt a book for a screenplay'
[ ] drametise
[ ] dramaties
[ ] dramertise
[x] dramatise
"Dramatise" is the verb related to the noun, "drama"
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The volume of the sound, such as piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, and forte
[ ] dinamics
[ ] dynammics
[ ] dynamicks
[x] dynamics
Did you know that the words "dynamite", "dynamic" and "dynamics" are related?
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A series of rulers from one family
[ ] dinasty
[ ] dynersty
[x] dynasty
[ ] dynesty
The first y might be the trickiest letter to remember in this word
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
An upright frame, typically on three legs, for displaying or supporting an artist’s canvas
[ ] easal
[ ] easul
[x] easel
[ ] eazel
This is surprisingly difficult to remember, for such a short word!
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Frugal; good value
[x] economic
[ ] ecanomic
[ ] ecenomic
[ ] ecconomic
The words "economy" and "economic" are related
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty
[ ] ecconomical
[ ] ecenomical
[ ] ecanomical
[x] economical
You should focus on getting the o of the second syllable correct, but don't forget how to spell the final -al
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The system of production, distribution and consumption
[ ] econamy
[x] economy
[ ] econermy
[ ] econimy
If you can spell "economy", you'll also be able to spell "economise"
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A person at a newspaper who decides which stories to publish
[ ] edditor
[x] editor
[ ] edittor
[ ] editer
The -or suffix is the key part of the word to remember
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The result or outcome of a cause
[ ] effecte
[ ] efect
[x] effect
[ ] effectt
Try not to muddle the verb, "affect", with the noun, "effect"
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The amount of work involved in performing an activity; exertion
[ ] effert
[ ] efart
[x] effort
[ ] efert
Remember the double f