Do you know your PRESENTS from your PRESENCE? Take my fun Christmas spelling quiz to find out!

You don’t often find the words ‘fun’ and ‘spelling’ in the same sentence – but my annual Christmas #confusables spelling quiz is the exception!

Pick the correct spelling in the sentences below, and scroll down for the answers when you’re done. No cheating!

There’s no prize for getting ten out of ten – just the satisfaction that you’re a Clever Copy Club graduate and the knowledge that it caused me actual pain to type some of these!

I’ll start you with an easy one…

Question 1

a) “I wonder who’s doing this year’s alternative Christmas message on Channel 4!”

b) “I wonder who’s doing this year’s alternate Christmas message on Channel 4!”

Question 2

a) “Christmas pudding is my all-time favourite desert.”

b) “Christmas pudding is my all-time favourite dessert.”

Question 3

a) “No peaking at the presents underneath the tree!”

b) “No peeking at the presents underneath the tree!”

Question 4

a) “We enjoyed the school Christmas bizarre this year.”

b) “We enjoyed the school Christmas bazaar this year.”

Question 5

a) “I loved reading Christmas stories aloud to the kids when they were little.”

b) “I loved reading Christmas stories allowed to the kids when they were little.”

Question 6

a) “The carol concert included complementary mince pies!”

b) “The carol concert included complimentary mince pies!”

Question 7

a) “There’ll be trouble if you finish the champagne!”

b) “They’ll be trouble if you finish the champagne!”

Question 8

a) “Have you seen the decorations on the house up the road? They’re not exactly discrete!”

b) “Have you seen the decorations on the house up the road? They’re not exactly discreet!”

Question 9

a) “I hear she brought her turkey from Waitrose this year.”

b) “I hear she bought her turkey from Waitrose this year.”

Question 10

a) “The Christmas Eve party always attracts hoards of people!”

b) “The Christmas Eve party always attracts hordes of people!”

 

Scroll down for the answers…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers

Q1) a
Q2) b
Q3) b
Q4) b
Q5) a
Q6) b
Q7) a
Q8) b
Q9) b
Q10) b

How did you do?

8 to 10: A* student – gold star for you

5 to 7: good effort – could do better

0 to 4: must pay more attention in English lessons*

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