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

The lamb's bleat sounded like laughter. Check your spelling skills of KS3 words beginning at la.

"Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward." - Kurt Vonnegut.

"Laugh" is one of those tricky words which surprise children either when they first encounter it in their reading or when it is assigned as a spelling to learn. The word is an early introduction to the wonders of the digraph gh. How many words can you think of which spell the f sound with a gh? Cough? Draught? Enough?

In the Middle Ages, there was no agreement on how to spell the word "laugh", so what is now the gh was spelled variously with a y, h, yh, and the wonderful letter yogh, which looks like this: ȝ. So, if you ever find the gh a little tricky, you are in good company!

1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A room, building or institution equipped for scientific research
[ ] laboroty
[ ] laboratory
[ ] labratory
[ ] laberatory
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The pictorial aspect of a country
[ ] landscaepe
[ ] landscape
[ ] landscaipe
[ ] landscaip
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator
[ ] lattitude
[ ] latittude
[ ] lattituide
[ ] latitude
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A group or association of cooperating members
[ ] leegue
[ ] league
[ ] leage
[ ] laegue
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
One who cares for the books, publications and files in a L-------y
[ ] librairian
[ ] librarian
[ ] liberarian
[ ] librerian
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The equipment used to provide illumination
[ ] lightening
[ ] leighting
[ ] lighting
[ ] liteing
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Thread or cloth made from flax fibre
[ ] linenn
[ ] linen
[ ] linnen
[ ] linern
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A substance that can flow and has no shape of its own
[ ] liquide
[ ] licuid
[ ] licwid
[ ] liquid
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The act of hearing attentively
[ ] listaning
[ ] listerning
[ ] listenning
[ ] listening
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The metric unit of fluid measure
[ ] litre
[ ] liter
[ ] littre
[ ] litrre
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with la... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A room, building or institution equipped for scientific research
[ ] laboroty
[x] laboratory
[ ] labratory
[ ] laberatory
It can help to sound out each syllable here: la-bor-a-tor-y
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The pictorial aspect of a country
[ ] landscaepe
[x] landscape
[ ] landscaipe
[ ] landscaip
How many words can you form out of "landscape"? Cape, cap, land, and, sand, clap, spend....
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The angular distance north or south from a planet's equator
[ ] lattitude
[ ] latittude
[ ] lattituide
[x] latitude
"Latitude" rhymes with "attitude", but what difference can you see?
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A group or association of cooperating members
[ ] leegue
[x] league
[ ] leage
[ ] laegue
Remember that "league" ends with -gue
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
One who cares for the books, publications and files in a L-------y
[ ] librairian
[x] librarian
[ ] liberarian
[ ] librerian
Keep the r, a, r of the second syllable in the correct order
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The equipment used to provide illumination
[ ] lightening
[ ] leighting
[x] lighting
[ ] liteing
"Lighting" is formed from "light" plus -ing
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Thread or cloth made from flax fibre
[ ] linenn
[x] linen
[ ] linnen
[ ] linern
The e of the unstressed, second syllable can be tricky
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A substance that can flow and has no shape of its own
[ ] liquide
[ ] licuid
[ ] licwid
[x] liquid
You will most likely remember this spelling from science lessons!
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The act of hearing attentively
[ ] listaning
[ ] listerning
[ ] listenning
[x] listening
Do you remember learning that "listen" has an unexpected t in it?
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The metric unit of fluid measure
[x] litre
[ ] liter
[ ] littre
[ ] litrre
"Liter" is the correct spelling in U.S. English