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

Do you have enough energy to enjoy this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at en?

"I do love perusing the dictionary to find how many words I don't use - words that have specific, sharp, focused meaning. I also love the sound of certain words. I love the sound of pom-pom." - Geoffrey Rush

"Perusing the dictionary" has a nice sound to it, doesn't it? What makes "perusing" different from "examining", or "scrutinizing"? Each of these words refers to looking closely and in detail. But "perusing" also carries with it a sense of time, even of leisure. So that when someone refers to "perusing" a book, they might be closely examining or they might be skimming over the detail in a slightly unfocussed manner. If this were the sense a writer wanted to convey, she would choose "perusing" over a word such as "scrutinizing". It is a good idea to develop an awareness of the many shades of meaning conveyed by a word so that your own language use becomes precise.

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A quality that denotes the ability to do work
[ ] energie
[ ] energy
[ ] ennergee
[ ] ennergy
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The lecturer has three speaking e------------s this week
[ ] engagement
[ ] engaigment
[ ] engaygement
[ ] engeigement
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Sufficient; all that is required, needed, or appropriate
[ ] enoufe
[ ] enoughe
[ ] enugh
[ ] enough
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To ask (about something)
[ ] enqire
[ ] enquir
[ ] enquire
[ ] encuire
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
'You'll need a ticket to gain e---------- to the museum'
[ ] entrance
[ ] entrunce
[ ] entranse
[ ] entrence
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The natural world or ecosystem
[ ] environment
[ ] enviranment
[ ] envirunment
[ ] envirenment
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Referring to a polygon all of whose sides are of equal length
[ ] equalateral
[ ] equallateral
[ ] equilatteral
[ ] equilateral
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The result of having been worn away, as by a glacier on rock or the sea on a cliff face
[ ] erosiun
[ ] erosion
[ ] eroshun
[ ] erosien
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A document specifying how much a job will probably cost
[ ] estemate
[ ] estimait
[ ] estamate
[ ] estimate
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge
[ ] estuerry
[ ] estuarry
[ ] estuary
[ ] estuery
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with en... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A quality that denotes the ability to do work
[ ] energie
[x] energy
[ ] ennergee
[ ] ennergy
The e of the second, unstressed syllable is the tricky letter here
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The lecturer has three speaking e------------s this week
[x] engagement
[ ] engaigment
[ ] engaygement
[ ] engeigement
If you can spell "engage", you should also be able to spell "engagement"
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Sufficient; all that is required, needed, or appropriate
[ ] enoufe
[ ] enoughe
[ ] enugh
[x] enough
That -ough is tricky!
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
To ask (about something)
[ ] enqire
[ ] enquir
[x] enquire
[ ] encuire
Can you tell that the word "enquire" comes from French? The spelling "inquire" is also correct
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
'You'll need a ticket to gain e---------- to the museum'
[x] entrance
[ ] entrunce
[ ] entranse
[ ] entrence
The a can be somewhat difficult to remember
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The natural world or ecosystem
[x] environment
[ ] enviranment
[ ] envirunment
[ ] envirenment
The word is often pronounced without all of the syllables being enunciated clearly, which can make its spelling trickier than it ought to be
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Referring to a polygon all of whose sides are of equal length
[ ] equalateral
[ ] equallateral
[ ] equilatteral
[x] equilateral
Equi- means "equal" and "lateral" refers to "sides"
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The result of having been worn away, as by a glacier on rock or the sea on a cliff face
[ ] erosiun
[x] erosion
[ ] eroshun
[ ] erosien
The -si- sounds similar to -sh-
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A document specifying how much a job will probably cost
[ ] estemate
[ ] estimait
[ ] estamate
[x] estimate
With the exception of the first e, most of the vowels in this word are tricky. Exercise those brain cells!
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge
[ ] estuerry
[ ] estuarry
[x] estuary
[ ] estuery
Watch out for the a!