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Year 2 - Tricky words 4

This 'Tricky Words 4' spelling quiz tests KS1 children on words taken from the National Curriculum. All these words are considered tricky to spell because they are exceptions to the rules.

Spellings can be very tricky, especially if they can’t be sounded out. This quiz is going to test you on words that don’t follow a sound pattern. How many of these spellings do you know?

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  1. He wore these boots when he went to the ____ West!
    The Wild West refers to a time when cowboys were common.
  2. Make sure you don't drive too ____.
    Every road has a speed limit. Next time you're in the car look out for signs that tell you how fast you can drive.
  3. Do you have ____ visitors?
    Here, the 'a' sound is 'eh'.
  4. When is it half ____ six?
    The last two words both sound the same and are both words, however, they mean different things.
  5. I don't have a penny; I'm very ____ right now.
    When sounded out, all these words make the same sound but only one refers to the kind of poor we mean.
  6. Will you help me ____ house?
    Some people find moving house quite stressful; others find it exciting. Have you ever moved house?
  7. ____ I eat all this cake?
    Should, could and would all have the same spellings - you just change the first letters.
  8. She is very ____ and always pushes me along.
    Here the 'i' doesn't make an 'eh' sound but an 'I' sound, as in 'eye'.
  9. I'm rich! I have lots of ____ bars.
    Instead of calling them bars, we call them bullion.
  10. When visiting the forest, please keep to the ____.
    Depending on where you live in Britain, you might say p-ah-th or you might say p-ar-th.

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