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Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students

Test Your Spelling

Instructions:

Choose the correct spellings for the words shown in red from the alternatives given below by clicking the radio button next to each choice. To find out your score, press the 'submit' button at the foot of the page.

Use the dictionary to help you if necessary. There's also a list of top 10 spelling tips.

All the words use standard British English spelling.


Question 01
a) The only sound was the clatter of knives and forks.
b) The only sound was the clatter of knifes and forks.
 
Question 02
a) We ate a salad of beans, avocadoes, and tomatoes.
b) We ate a salad of beans, avocados, and tomatos.
c) We ate a salad of beans, avocados, and tomatoes.
 
Question 03
a) I recieved a package containing a book.
b) I received a package containing a book.
 
Question 04
a) Wildlife populations are feeling the effects of climate change.
b) Wildlife populations are feeling the affects of climate change.
 
Question 05
a) She had three sons, all lawyers like they're father.
b) She had three sons, all lawyers like there father.
c) She had three sons, all lawyers like their father.
 
Question 06
a) She admited that she hadn't paid them yet.
b) She admitted that she hadn't paid them yet.
 
Question 07
a) He wrote humorous stories and plays.
b) He wrote humourous stories and plays.
 
Question 08
a) There has been a noticable improvement in water quality at the beach.
b) There has been a noticeable improvement in water quality at the beach.
 
Question 09
a) He selected a squad of young, skilful players.
b) He selected a squad of young, skilfull players.
 
Question 10
a) You can pay in full or in monthly instalments.
b) You can pay in full or in monthly installments.
 

 

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