Spelling exercise

January 26, 2014pdf

Some words that are pronounced alike have very different meanings. Examples are: piece and peace. These word pairs cause a great deal of confusion.

Here is a simple exercise that tests your ability to use these words correctly.

1. Please give me a ………………… of paper.

a) piece

b) peace

c) peas

2. How much is the railway ………………….?

a) fare

b) fair

c) far

3. Jane has got very ……………………. looks.

a) plane

b) plain

c) plan

4. As he had no shirt, the sun burnt his ………………………. skin.

a) bare

b) bear

c) baer

5. I really want to ……………………. some weight.

a) lose

b) loose

c) loss

6. An oil lamp needs a ………………………..

a) weak

b) wick

c) week

7. My little brother is very ……………………………… so we don’t let him touch anything …………………………..

a) irresponsable; breakable

b) irresponsible; breakable

c) irresponsible; breakible

8. A …………………….. looks like a big rabbit.

a) hare

b) heir

c) hair

9. She was unusually ……………………….

a) quiet

b) quite

c) quit

10. ………………………. going to the market.

a) We’re

b) Were

c) Where

Answers

1. Please give me a piece of paper.

2. How much is the railway fare?

3. Jane has got very plain looks.

4. As he had no shirt, the sun burnt his bare skin.

5. I really want to lose some weight.

6. An oil lamp needs a wick.

7. My little brother is very irresponsible so we don’t let him touch anything breakable.

8. A hare looks like a big rabbit.

9. She was unusually quiet.

10. We’re going to the market.

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