CREST International Spell Bee Class 5 Sample Papers


Section 1

Variety of questions based on the following word list. Different format of questions are available here.

STEM : appliance, astronomy, atmosphere, broadcasting, canyon, celestial, communication, cosmic, cosmogony, cosmography, crust, degradation, density, electricity, equipment, erosion, extinct, gadget, galaxy, glacier, gravitation, island, joystick, keyboard, landmass, laptop, livelihood, loam, magma, membrane, microscope, organism, oxygen, pollution, revolution, species, toxic, visual, wildlife

Household Items: bedding, blanket, blender, blower, bookcase, ceiling, conditioner, dryer, geyser, mattress, microwave, refrigerator, utensil

Agriculture: agronomy, biofuel, breeding, cereal, decomposition, domestication, drought, fertilizer, gardening, grain, harvest, insecticide, peasant, plantation, poultry, textile

Government Affairs: account, allegiance, article, balance, ballot, budget, cabinet, census, chronicle, chronology, constitution, coordination, court, executive, freedom, judiciary, legislative, liberty, parliament, president, procedure, resemble, strategy

Occupation: accountant, architect, assistant astronomer, beautician, carpenter, chauffeur, engineer firefighter, hairdresser, historian, journalist, magician, musician

Words from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: appetite, bouquet, brace, catalogue, complicate, considerate, disappoint, dismantle, embarrass, extinguisher, grunt, journal, popularity, ridiculous, scramble, scratch, worthless

Prefix: anti(biotic, dote, etc.) de(escalate, frost, value, etc.) il(legal, logical, etc.), im(possible, etc.), ir(responsible, etc.), mono(chrome, tone, etc.), pre(determine, fix, etc.), re(affirm, discover, turn, etc.), semi(circle, final, etc.), super(star, etc.), trans(port, etc.), tri(angle, cycle, etc.)

Suffix (able, age, al, ant, ate, cy, en, ful, ian, ic, ion): prevent(able), break(age), cover(age), percent(age), pilgrim(age), wreck(age), nature(al), vigil(ant), affection(ate), accurate(cy), candidate(cy), strength(en), wonder(ful), library(ian), magic(ian), alcohol(ic), workahol(ic), create(ion), narrate(ion)

Adjectives: abandoned, absolute, adjacent, aggressive, aggressive, ancient, apparent, approximate, approximate, ashamed, attractive, available, baggy, bare, biodegradable, boisterous, bountiful, brilliant, caring, challenging, comfortable, continent, convenient, cosmic, courageous, courteous, devastated, difficult, disposable, disposable, equivalent, excellent, excited, extinct, faithful, feeble, frigid, generous, gigantic, gigantic, grateful, hilarious, impatient, imperative, impressive, inappropriate, incredible, industrious, loyal, medicinal, miniature, nervous, noble, primitive, realistic, realistic, return, savage, shrewd, slender, solitary, stern, sustainable, thrifty, transparent, unique, wealthy

Adverbs: adoringly, awkwardly, clumsily, competitively, decisively, easily, everywhere, frequently, normally, quite, really, regularly, repeatedly, sometimes, terribly, timidly, usually

Abstract Nouns: amusement, anger, contentment, courage, embarrassment, excitement, guilt, laughter, relief, sentiment, surprise, trust

Verbs: abdicate, accelerate, accustom, acknowledge, acquit, affirm, amend, astound, behold, besiege, blaze, bother, contaminate, destroy, embarrass, emerge, encourage, ensure, escalate, evade, exasperate, exhibit glitter, grizzle, hinder, illuminate, intrigue, pretend, prohibit, recognize, repudiate, revive, sparkle, stare, sympathize, wander

Synonyms: admit-confess, alike-same, artisan-craftsman, ask-enquire, barren-infertile, blunder-mistake, bruise-injury, buy-purchase, coarse-rough, continue-progress, create-invent, crumble-collapse, delicious-tasty, depart-leave, elegant-graceful, fascinate-attract, fierce-violent, grumpy-irritable, humble-respectful, insight-perception, mirth-happiness, obedient-respectful, plump-skinny, plunder-protect, religious-spiritual, significance-importance, thrill-excitement

Antonyms: artificial-natural, ascend-descend, attractive-repulsive, beautiful-ugly, bitter-sweet, bravery-cowardice, brighten-fade, broad-narrow, bully-boost, clumsy-graceful, command-assist, cruel-compassionate, frighten-comfort, hinder-allow, protest-agree, regard-ignore, studious-lethargic, tempt-discourage, tremble-calm

Proverbs: A bad workman always blames his tools, A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step, Actions speak louder than words, Adversity and loss make a man wise, All that glitters is not gold, An empty vessel makes much noise, An idle brain is the devil’s workshop, Cleanliness is next to Godliness, Don’t count your chickens before they hatch, Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, Early bird catches the worm, Every cloud has a silver lining, Every man is the architect of his destiny, Fortune favours the brave, Good things come to those who wait, Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, Necessity is the mother of invention, The pen is mightier than the sword, There is no time like the present, To gain something you have to lose something

Idioms: a dime a dozen, a penny saved is a penny earned, a piece of cake, an eye for an eye and a tooth for tooth, barking up the wrong tree, between the devil and the deep blue sea, bite off more than you can chew, blow your own trumpet, burn the candle at both ends, eat like a horse, give someone the benefit of the doubt, head in the clouds, in the same breath, keep someone at arm’s length, left out in the cold, once in a blue moon, pay someone back in his/her own coin, see eye to eye, sell like hot cakes, small cog in a large wheel, take away your breath

Compound Words: babysitter, backstage, backtrack, barefoot, basketball brainstorm, campfire, candlestick chairperson, championship, cornmeal, countdown, counterpart, courtyard, crossover, daredevil, dashboard, dishwasher, eardrum, earthquake, fingernail, flowerpot, guard rail, lighthouse, meanwhile, pancake, popcorn, rain check, rainbow, roommate, skateboard, somewhere, spokesperson, therefore, underdog

Homonyms & Homophones: accept-except, addition-edition, allowed-aloud, ate-eight, bale-bail, band-bend, break-brake, ceiling-sealing, cellar-seller, cell-sell, cite-site, dear-deer, die-dye, dual-duel, fair-fare, new-knew

Words with Silent Letters: align, ascend, assign, autumn, badge, calm, campaign, Christmas, crescent, cupboard, design, edge, foreign, hustle, kneel, knit, knob, knowledge, psychology, resign, wreck, wrinkle

Words with Repeating Letters: annul, append, baggage, broom, deed, errand, esteem, heed, hull, immune, juggle, luggage, rugged, savvy

Evil Words (Words likely to be spelt incorrectly): achievement, catastrophe, compassion, description, etiquette, guardian, isthmus, mischief, mosquito, orchestra, repetition, restaurant, sanctuary, stretch, trumpet, variety

Section 2

It's a Rapid Fire section wherein students would be required to listen to audio and write the spelling of the word.

This section will be based on the above-given word list.

Note: The given word list is tentative. The final list will be updated by 29th February 2020. Upto 20% of the questions may have words outside of the above list. For any improvements or suggestions, do write to us at

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