Show off like a pesky peacock if you get ten out of ten in this KS3 spelling quiz on words beginning at pe.
"People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet." - Sa'di.
The English language developed from the same family of languages as German and was later influenced by Latin, then French (including Latin word first borrowed into French). Over the centuries, the language was enhanced by the many others with which it came into contact, through migration, trade and Empire. This makes for a rich vocabulary! When you develop your ability to spell well, you also become familiar with spelling rules from many different languages. For instance, you might approach a Latin word, such as "variegated" with confidence, and your familiarity with French rules through the many borrowings from the language into English means you automatically have a good idea how to spell a word like "plumage". What a talent to have!