CREST International Spell Bee Class 6 Sample Papers


Section 1

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

STEM Words: agrarian, apiculture, artery, bone, cartilage, conservation, conversation, cowshed, cultivation, cultivator, deforestation, equipment, exploitation, farmland, femur, ferry, fishery, freight, funnel, galaxy, gland, haulage, horticulture, husbandry, immunology, intestine, irrigation, kidney, laboratory, ligament, liver, livestock, logistics, malnutrition, manure, measure, meteorology, muscle, nature, nerve, observatory, ocean, pancreas, passenger, pasture, peninsula, pesticide, petroleum, pipette, planet, plateau, plough, pollution, portable, preservation, printer, robotics, router, sandpaper, scanner, seismology, shipment, shuttle, skeleton, skull, spleen, stylus, telecommunication, tissue, vertebrate

Professionals/Doctors: anaesthesiologist, cardiologist, collector, dermatologist, gynaecologist, mathematician, nephrologist, neurologist, obstetrician, ocularist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, pastor, paediatrician, pharmacist, professor, psychiatrist, radiologist, receptionist, surgeon, veterinarian, waitress

Government and Economy: amendment, census, citizenship, debt, defence, demonstration, document, election, electorate, executive, government, recipient, representative, troupe

Education: guidance, knowledge, literacy, pedagogy, progress, schooling, vocabulary, vocation

Words from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: blubber, campaign, demonstrate, embarrass, extinguisher, gimmick, Halloween, intelligence, legitimate, neighbourhood, pretzel, sarcastic, treasurer, underneath

Prefix: ante(date, etc.), de(motivate, etc.), dis(integrate, etc.), epi(dermis, etc.), fore(word, etc.), hyper(active, etc.), im(patient, etc.), main(land, etc.), mis(interpret, etc.), omni(potent, etc.), para(dox, etc.), re(unite, etc.), semi(conscious, etc.), sub(marine, merge, etc.), thermo(meter, etc.), under(graduate, etc.), up(bringing, etc.)

Suffix (acy, al, ary, gamy, hood, ial, ist, ment, ship): fall(acy), accident(al), fiction(al), region(al), second(ary), poly(gamy), child(hood), mother(hood), editor(ial), hero(ism), president(ial), art(ist), accomplish(ment), refine(ment), scholar(ship)

Adjectives: burning, cautious, challenging, clumsy, comfortable, crowded, cunning, curious, dangerous, distinguished, fabulous, faithful, federal, fundamental, gaseous, generous, gentle, handsome, hilarious, industrious, numerous, obstinate, onward, popular, powerful, precious, proclaim, professional, splendid, squeaky, underground, unitary, unsustainable

Adverbs: abruptly, absolutely, almost, anxiously, deliberately, diligently, financially, frequently, horribly, lifelessly, occasionally, patiently, quickly, randomly, rapidly, savagely, seldom, sometime, upwards, urgently, willingly

Abstract Nouns: afraid, disgust, gratitude, pleasure, sorrow, surprise, trust

Verbs: accommodate, anticipate, appoint, conquer, crackle, crouch, embarrass, evaporate, exaggerate, falter, frighten, guarantee, hammer, harness, immigrate, interrupt, license, mesmerise, mumble, quiver, respite, snore, sprinkle, sprout, straggle, vanquish, wreathe, yawn

Synonyms: bewilder-perplex, conscious-aware, disciple-follower, embellish-decorate, fatigue-tiredness, garbage-trash, gather-collect, gratitude-thankful, humility-humble, interesting-exciting, mistake-error, opportunity-chance, persuade-convince, reject-deny, round-circular, scatter-disperse, sincere-honest, unlucky-unfortunate, wonderful-amazing

Antonyms: afflict-please, applaud-blame, compulsory-voluntary, courage-cowardice, courteous-discourteous, decline-accept, definite-indefinite, embarrass-delight, exterior-interior, fortunate-unfortunate, generous-stingy, gloomy-cheerful, healthy-diseased, important-trivial, intentional-accidental, servile-dominant

Proverbs: A bad excuse is better than none at all, A drowning man will clutch at a straw, A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise man to spend it, A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile, A man in debt is caught in a net, A rolling stone gathers no moss, A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Appearances can be deceptive, Barking dogs seldom bite, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick, Cowards die many times before their death, Discretion is the better part of valour, Don’t place all your eggs in one basket, Familiarity breeds contempt, Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

Idioms: a blessing in disguise, a flash in the pan, birds of a feather flock together, caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, don't cry over spilt milk, drag one’s feet, face the music, get a taste of your own medicine, go against the grain, hand in glove, hold your horses, move heaven and earth, play devil's advocate, the devil is in the details, the elephant in the room, there's no such thing as a free lunch, turn a deaf ear, when pigs fly

Compound Words: backspace, farmhouse, farmyard, framework, full moon, gallstone, gearshift, headquarters, honeycomb, moreover, real estate, skateboard, superego, undercharge, undercover, waistcoat, widespread

Homonyms & Homophones: alter-altar, compliment- complement, course-coarse, elicit-illicit, eminent-imminent, flower-flour, grown-groan, hoarse-horse, loan-lone, match-match, meddle-medal, meet-meat, pale-pail, peace-piece, principle-principal, weak-week

Words with Silent Letters: apostle, circuit, colonel, consign, diaphragm, feign, gnaw, hedge, hymn, knuckle, pneumonia, raspberry, scratch, wrestle, yolk

Words with Repeating Letters: allegiance, applaud, battalion, battalion, brilliant, dissolve, illusion, illustration, neighbourhood, obsession, occasion, occult, seer, skiing, strolling, summit, unforgettable, upkeep, webbed, woollen, wriggle

Evil Words (Words likely to be spelt incorrectly): gaggle, obstacle, optimism, precipitation, renaissance, scrubber, shoal

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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