Year 1 - The Sound are

This 'Sound are' spelling quiz will help KS1 children learn spellings that include this sound. The words in this quiz have all been taken from and added to those in the National Curriculum.

When you say the ‘are’ sound, it sounds like ‘air’. Although both sounds make the same noise, there are certain words that have to be written with ‘are’. See how many 'are' words you know how to spell.

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  1. Spell the missing word: The trees are looking very ____.
    The word bare means empty or naked but it sounds the same as the word 'bear', which is an animal.
  2. Spell the missing word: Will you ____ your birthday cake with me?
    Don't forget to make a wish when you blow out your candles!
  3. Spell the missing word: How much is the bus ____?
    The word fare means ticket that you have bought. Whereas the word fair is a place you go to - maybe you bought a fare for the fair.
  4. Spell the missing word: That is a very ____ diamond.
    Diamonds are the most popular and sought-after stones. Most diamonds are found in Africa.
  5. Spell the missing word: Do you ____ to enter?
    For this one, you need to make sure you clicked on dare not bare - so make sure you don't confuse your b and d!
  6. Spell the missing word: This photo frame is ____ shaped.
    A 3D square is called a cube.
  7. Spell the missing word: Do you have any ____ change?
    All the coins in England are made by The Royal Mint.
  8. Spell the missing word: You might have dared me to go into that house but I'm not going to, I'm too ____.
    If someone dares you to do something, it's probably because they are too scared to do it themselves.
  9. Spell the missing word: Don't ____, it's rude.
    Staring is when you look at someone for a long time. This is considered rude as it makes the other person feel uncomfortable.
  10. Spell the missing word: I really do ____.
    A nurse cares for poorly people. Did you know, their blue or green outfits are called scrubs.

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