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

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This 'Sound ear (heard)' spelling quiz tests elementary school children on the other sounds made by this trigraph. To help you, think of the words ‘heard’ and ‘bear’ as these words show the two other possible ways to say ‘ear’. This spelling quiz will also show other words with the 'ear' trigraph that are also pronounced in different ways.

The trigraph ‘ear’ is sometimes pronounced like ‘ear’ – that part of the body on your face. However, sometimes it’s pronounced like ‘er’ or ‘air’. This quiz will test you on words with the 'ear' letters but the way the word is said will vary. See if you can spell the missing words.

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1. Have you ____ the news?
[ ] heared
[ ] heard
[ ] hearb
[ ] haerd
2. This ____ will go into hibernation soon.
[ ] bair
[ ] bear
[ ] bere
[ ] bare
3. I ____ that what you're eating is a ____.
[ ] srear and pear
[ ] swear and pair
[ ] sweaw and pear
[ ] swear and pear
4. Will you ____ your school uniform on a Saturday?
[ ] ware
[ ] wear
[ ] reaw
[ ] wrear
5. What would you like to ____ today?
[ ] learn
[ ] learen
[ ] leawrn
[ ] laern
6. He is playing a word ____.
[ ] searche
[ ] seawch
[ ] searsh
[ ] search
7. He put his fingers together and made a ____ shape.
[ ] harte
[ ] hearte
[ ] heart
[ ] hearet
8. Yesterday I found a _____ on the beach.
[ ] pearl
[ ] pearll
[ ] pearle
[ ] purl
9. The third planet from the sun is called ____.
[ ] Earth
[ ] Earthe
[ ] Earf
[ ] Earff
10. How much did you _____ for washing the car?
[ ] earne
[ ] erne
[ ] earn
[ ] urn
Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - The Sound ear (heard) (Answers)
1. Have you ____ the news?
[ ] heared
[x] heard
[ ] hearb
[ ] haerd
The word 'hear' is said like 'ear' but if you say you heard something, the 'ear' sound changers to 'er'.
2. This ____ will go into hibernation soon.
[ ] bair
[x] bear
[ ] bere
[ ] bare
Hibernation means the bear will spend winter sleeping.
3. I ____ that what you're eating is a ____.
[ ] srear and pear
[ ] swear and pair
[ ] sweaw and pear
[x] swear and pear
The term to swear on something comes from court, where you swear an oath to tell the truth.
4. Will you ____ your school uniform on a Saturday?
[ ] ware
[x] wear
[ ] reaw
[ ] wrear
Many schools in America don't have school uniforms; whereas in England every school has one!
5. What would you like to ____ today?
[x] learn
[ ] learen
[ ] leawrn
[ ] laern
You're never too old to learn. Many adults go to college or centers to gain qualifications they missed when they were younger. Some adults have to learn at work and lots of adults go to university.
6. He is playing a word ____.
[ ] searche
[ ] seawch
[ ] searsh
[x] search
A word search is where the words are in a table full of letters. You have to try and find a word within all those letters.
7. He put his fingers together and made a ____ shape.
[ ] harte
[ ] hearte
[x] heart
[ ] hearet
Here the 'ear' sound makes an 'ar' noise. It can get very confusing!
8. Yesterday I found a _____ on the beach.
[x] pearl
[ ] pearll
[ ] pearle
[ ] purl
Pearls are very precious stones that are found in the sea, inside a shell like in the picture.
9. The third planet from the sun is called ____.
[x] Earth
[ ] Earthe
[ ] Earf
[ ] Earff
This is also the planet we live on!
10. How much did you _____ for washing the car?
[ ] earne
[ ] erne
[x] earn
[ ] urn
Have you ever helped to wash a car?