Study the word list: Words ending in -ate Study
Learn using Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check: Words ending in -ate Learn
Spelling Games: Words ending in -ate Games
Listen and Spell test: Words ending in -ate Test
Printable worksheets and activities: Words ending in -ate Print
Handwriting worksheets: Words ending in -ate Write

Study the word list: Words ending in -ate

-ate is the most common way of spelling the sound /ut/ in a weak final syllable.

accurate Does spelling need to be accurate?
affectionate He's a very affectionate child.
appropriate His clothes were appropriate for the weather.
approximate We asked for an approximate price.
certificate The college awarded me a certificate.
chocolate I love chocolate mousse.
climate Our climate is changing due to human actions.
considerate He was always kind and considerate.
deliberate Was that a deliberate mistake?
desperate I am desperate for some chocolate.
duplicate I will make a duplicate on the photocopier.
estimate I estimate we'll land in forty minutes.
fortunate I was fortunate to win the prize.
graduate She will graduate next year.
immediate Please give this task your immediate attention.
moderate The principal visited the class to moderate the behaviour.
passionate She is very passionate about football.
private Many scientists working for the government have left for the private sector.
separate The teacher had to separate the fighting children.
ultimate His ultimate goal was to buy the house.

Learn more about these words in Unit 32. Word endings: -et, -ot, -ate, -ite

Use the list: Words ending in -ate

'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' spelling exercise for Words ending in -ate Learn this spelling list using the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' activity.


Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check

How to use:

Look and read the word.

Say the word. Click the speaker icon.

Cover the word.

Write the word.

Check your spelling.


English spelling games Spelling games using the word list: Words ending in -ate

Spring spelling gameSpringtime Spelling
Spring into spelling!

Easter spelling gameEaster Egg Hunt
Crack the eggs!

Word search Word Search, small
The classic English word game.
Print version

Against the clock Against the Clock
Spelling 'against the clock'.

Mayan Temple spelling gameMayan Temple
Try the temple spelling puzzle.

Monkey Business spelling gameMonkey Business
It's bananas!

More games

Spelling test: Words ending in -ate Test yourself using the 'Listen and Spell' spelling test.

Worksheets and activities Print worksheets and activities: Words ending in -ate

More worksheets and activities

Handwriting worksheets: Words ending in -ate Handwriting worksheets: Words ending in -ate

Log in or try Spellzone for FREE

Access to ALL spelling resources!

free trial robot

No obligation - No pre-payment - No risk

Free Trial
Single Users | Familes | Schools

This word list was created by Spellzone. View more Spellzone course lists or curriculum word lists.

Other lists from Unit 32. Word endings: -et, -ot, -ate, -ite

Words ending in -ite
The /ut/ ending spelled et , ot , ut
The /it/ sound spelled et
Homophones for word endings et and ot

Please turn your screen to landscape to play this game.
Spellzone list  

Spelling games

Try Spellzone for free

Share this list

"Thank goodness for Spellzone during this remote learning phase. The site is easy for students to navigate independently and they're really enjoying the activities and spelling games. You get an awful lot for your money with Spellzone. Really reassuring is the very prompt response with helpdesk queries. I've very rarely needed the helpdesk, but when I have, the issue has been addressed and sorted within a very short time."

Sarah Taggart, Oasis Academy Lord's Hill