Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - The Sound air (Questions)

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This 'Sound air' quiz will help elementary school children learn spellings with the three letter digraph 'air'.

The ‘air’ sound is a three letter digraph. This means that if a word has the ‘air’ sound in it, chances are, it will be spelled with these three letters. This sound is also a word – air is what you breathe! Test your knowledge on these spellings.

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1. Spell the missing word: We went to the ____.
[ ] fayr
[ ] fair
[ ] fairr
[ ] fiar
2. Spell the missing word: She bought a new ____ of shoes.
[ ] paire
[ ] pair
[ ] pairr
[ ] paire
3. Spell the missing word: She climbed one ____ at a time.
[ ] stair
[ ] stairr
[ ] staire
[ ] stiar
4. Spell the missing word: She had long ____ like Rapunzel.
[ ] haire
[ ] hairr
[ ] hair
[ ] haiir
5. Spell the missing word: Please, take a seat on this comfy ____.
[ ] chhair
[ ] chairr
[ ] chare
[ ] chair
6. Spell the missing word: I need to speak to my ____ godmother.
[ ] fairey
[ ] fairie
[ ] fairy
[ ] fairry
7. Spell the missing word: ____ comes from cows.
[ ] Dairey
[ ] Dairy
[ ] Dairie
[ ] Darie
8. Spell the missing word: The tiger went back to his ____.
[ ] layer
[ ] lair
[ ] laire
[ ] lare
9. Spell the missing word: Today we made chocolate _____.
[ ] eclares
[ ] eccles
[ ] eclaires
[ ] eclairs
10. Spell the missing word: Afghan Hounds are particularly _____ dogs.
[ ] hairey
[ ] hairy
[ ] harry
[ ] hayery
Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - The Sound air (Answers)
1. Spell the missing word: We went to the ____.
[ ] fayr
[x] fair
[ ] fairr
[ ] fiar
Because the word ends in 'air' you don't need to add another 'r' as the 'r' in 'air' counts.
2. Spell the missing word: She bought a new ____ of shoes.
[ ] paire
[x] pair
[ ] pairr
[ ] paire
Up until 1818 shoes were one shape - this meant the left and right shoe were both the same! Nowadays, our right and left shoes fold in slightly with the foot.
3. Spell the missing word: She climbed one ____ at a time.
[x] stair
[ ] stairr
[ ] staire
[ ] stiar
The London Underground station with the most stairs is Covent Garden.
4. Spell the missing word: She had long ____ like Rapunzel.
[ ] haire
[ ] hairr
[x] hair
[ ] haiir
Rapunzel was a fairy tale character who had long hair. In real life, the longest hair ever grown was fifty five foot long!
5. Spell the missing word: Please, take a seat on this comfy ____.
[ ] chhair
[ ] chairr
[ ] chare
[x] chair
Do you think it looks comfy?
6. Spell the missing word: I need to speak to my ____ godmother.
[ ] fairey
[ ] fairie
[x] fairy
[ ] fairry
Tinkerbell is probably the most well-known fairy and she was first mentioned in the story of Peter Pan.
7. Spell the missing word: ____ comes from cows.
[ ] Dairey
[x] Dairy
[ ] Dairie
[ ] Darie
If you are allergic to dairy, you are lactose intolerant.
8. Spell the missing word: The tiger went back to his ____.
[ ] layer
[x] lair
[ ] laire
[ ] lare
Tigers, bears and wolves live in lairs.
9. Spell the missing word: Today we made chocolate _____.
[ ] eclares
[ ] eccles
[ ] eclaires
[x] eclairs
The word comes from French and means 'flash of lightning'.
10. Spell the missing word: Afghan Hounds are particularly _____ dogs.
[ ] hairey
[x] hairy
[ ] harry
[ ] hayery
These dogs would need to be brushed every day!