Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Soft c (lace) (Questions)

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This 'Soft c (lace)' spelling quiz tests elementary school children on spellings where the ‘c’ sound is not ‘cer’ but ‘ser’ like in the word ‘lace’.

The letter ‘c’ can make two sounds: a hard c like in the word ‘cat’ or a soft c like in the word ‘lace’. This quiz is going to test you on spellings with the soft c sound. Can you spell the missing words?

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1. Would you like to watch that film at the ____?
[ ] sinema
[ ] cinema
[ ] scinema
[ ] cenema
2. Do you want to go to the ____?
[ ] sircus
[ ] scircus
[ ] cirkus
[ ] circus
3. He could see Earth whilst out in ____.
[ ] spasce
[ ] space
[ ] spaic
[ ] spaise
4. The shape of this table is a ____.
[ ] sircle
[ ] cirscle
[ ] circal
[ ] circle
5. Would you like to go to the ____?
[ ] city
[ ] citee
[ ] citey
[ ] citie
6. The ant looked at the horrible boy and begged for ____.
[ ] mercey
[ ] mercy
[ ] mercie
[ ] mercee
7. Please do not ____ as the ____ has made it slippery.
[ ] race and iece
[ ] raice and ice
[ ] race and ice
[ ] race and ics
8. He had to eat the ____ in his ____.
[ ] rice and cel
[ ] rice and cell
[ ] rice and cele
[ ] righce and cell
9. She wore a very ____ ____ wedding dress.
[ ] fancy and laice
[ ] fancie and lace
[ ] fancey and lace
[ ] fancy and lace
10. They were running at a ____ _____.
[ ] nice and pace
[ ] nice and paice
[ ] nice and pasce
[ ] nicce and pace
Spelling: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Soft c (lace) (Answers)
1. Would you like to watch that film at the ____?
[ ] sinema
[x] cinema
[ ] scinema
[ ] cenema
The letter 'c' can make the same sound as 's'.
2. Do you want to go to the ____?
[ ] sircus
[ ] scircus
[ ] cirkus
[x] circus
Here the curly c is making both the soft and hard sound.
3. He could see Earth whilst out in ____.
[ ] spasce
[x] space
[ ] spaic
[ ] spaise
Words can also have a soft c and the letter s.
4. The shape of this table is a ____.
[ ] sircle
[ ] cirscle
[ ] circal
[x] circle
A 3D circle is called a sphere.
5. Would you like to go to the ____?
[x] city
[ ] citee
[ ] citey
[ ] citie
If you're not sure how this word should end, you could see which one you think looks most familiar.
6. The ant looked at the horrible boy and begged for ____.
[ ] mercey
[x] mercy
[ ] mercie
[ ] mercee
The heat from the sun can be magnified through glass and can cause fires, so be careful where you leave magnifying glasses!
7. Please do not ____ as the ____ has made it slippery.
[ ] race and iece
[ ] raice and ice
[x] race and ice
[ ] race and ics
Ice is extremely slippery. If it snows, the snow can compress to make ice.
8. He had to eat the ____ in his ____.
[ ] rice and cel
[x] rice and cell
[ ] rice and cele
[ ] righce and cell
The word cell is pronounced the same as the word sell but they mean different things.
9. She wore a very ____ ____ wedding dress.
[ ] fancy and laice
[ ] fancie and lace
[ ] fancey and lace
[x] fancy and lace
Wedding dresses are often white but they don't have to be - it's up to the bride. She can wear whichever color she wants!
10. They were running at a ____ _____.
[x] nice and pace
[ ] nice and paice
[ ] nice and pasce
[ ] nicce and pace
Teachers don't tend to like the word 'nice' as it is a little bland, so if you describe something try and use more descriptive words.