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

I painted a picture of a pitcher. Test your spelling knowledge in this KS3 quiz on words beginning at pi.

"Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Hearing music, reading poetry, looking at art and speaking wisely are valuable, life-enriching activities. Spelling, by comparison, is likely to seem rather dull. Has anyone ever said that your life would be enhanced by practising a few spellings every day? Probably not.

And yet, like other exercises, practising spelling will pay off over time.

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When you spell accurately, you make a good impression on your audience, who become more likely to pay attention to the content of your writing if they are not distracted by misspellings. You also enlarge your vocabulary, which will give your writing greater agility as you become better able to express meaning. Be warned, though. If you become very good at spelling, all your friends will ask you to proofread their work in future!

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1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey
[ ] pilgerimage
[ ] pilgrimage
[ ] pillgrimage
[ ] pilgrimnage
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The property of sound that changes with variation in the frequency of vibration
[ ] pitche
[ ] pitsche
[ ] pitch
[ ] pitsch
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A writer and creator of theatrical plays
[ ] playright
[ ] playwright
[ ] playwrieght
[ ] playwrite
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
More than one of something
[ ] plurel
[ ] ploural
[ ] plural
[ ] plaurel
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
[ ] politicul
[ ] politicel
[ ] polytical
[ ] political
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The profession devoted to governing
[ ] polytics
[ ] polutics
[ ] poletics
[ ] politics
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances
[ ] polluttion
[ ] pollution
[ ] poluttion
[ ] polution
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain
[ ] poliester
[ ] polyestur
[ ] polyester
[ ] polyestir
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
[ ] portfollio
[ ] portpholio
[ ] portfolio
[ ] portphollio
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders
[ ] portreit
[ ] portraight
[ ] porttrait
[ ] portrait
KS3 Spelling Quiz - Words beginning with pi... (Answers)
1. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A journey made to a sacred place, or a religious journey
[ ] pilgerimage
[x] pilgrimage
[ ] pillgrimage
[ ] pilgrimnage
Words ending in -age can be tricky because their pronunciation has changed to resemble the English "-idge" rather than retaining the French "-age"
2. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The property of sound that changes with variation in the frequency of vibration
[ ] pitche
[ ] pitsche
[x] pitch
[ ] pitsch
Here the phoneme "ch" is written -tch-
3. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A writer and creator of theatrical plays
[ ] playright
[x] playwright
[ ] playwrieght
[ ] playwrite
Remember that it's "wright", not "write". A wright is someone who produces a piece of work; e.g. a playwright produces plays
4. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
More than one of something
[ ] plurel
[ ] ploural
[x] plural
[ ] plaurel
The a of the unstressed final syllable can be tricky
5. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
[ ] politicul
[ ] politicel
[ ] polytical
[x] political
The words "politics", "political" and "policy" are related
6. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
The profession devoted to governing
[ ] polytics
[ ] polutics
[ ] poletics
[x] politics
If you can spell "politics", you'll have little difficulty with "political"
7. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
Undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances
[ ] polluttion
[x] pollution
[ ] poluttion
[ ] polution
Remember the double l
8. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A category of polymers which contain the ester functional group in their main chain
[ ] poliester
[ ] polyestur
[x] polyester
[ ] polyestir
"Poly" means "many"
9. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers
[ ] portfollio
[ ] portpholio
[x] portfolio
[ ] portphollio
"Portfolio" is spelled exactly as it sounds
10. Click the correct answer for the following definition.
A painting or other picture of a person, especially the head and shoulders
[ ] portreit
[ ] portraight
[ ] porttrait
[x] portrait
The -ai- digraph can pose some difficulty here