The Boar Who Bore All The Way from Borneo

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He didn’t mean to bore very far, but the boar who bored all the way from Borneo fell down a drain left slightly ajar. Before long, the hole was four feet deep, dug by the boar with his four digging feet. Then after a week or so, travelling from Borneo, the boar had reached Tokyo. He didn’t know which way to go, so he veered left but got stuck in the snow. Then the boar headed East, where he hit the Alps and one of the pistes. He turned West and took a rest, his underground tunnel was one of the best. On his way from Borneo, the boring boar started to go slow. Beneath the Atlantic ocean, he met a very friendly shark, though he could only see his teeth glistening in the dark. He kept on digging with all his might – his feet were soon so tired, he had to stop for the night. Borneo was way behind, the boar found diamonds as he mined. He dug and dug for all he was worth – a thousand metres beneath the Earth. First East, then West, then South then North. In Africa, the boar popped up to say “hello !”, from the bore hole where the boar was bored below. As the boar dug as fast as he could, he slipped and tripped, slid and skid in the mud. Soon, the hole was as big as the whole wide world – when an Aborigine cried out in Borneo, in Canada he was heard.

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How many words can you think of that end in – ation ?

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Yawning All Morning

O – R – N or A – W – N – which is the correct one to use ?

b __ __ __

newb__ __ __

m__ __ __ing

withd__ __ __

f__ __ __

pr__ __ __

l__ __ __

frog sp__ __ __

__ __ __ament

ac__ __ __

c__ __ __flour

ad__ __ __

unic__ __ __

h__ __ __ – billed

p__ __ __

w__ __ __

d __ __ __

s __ __ __

th __ __ __

sh__ __ __

t__ __ __

sw__ __ __

y__ __ __ing

caravan __ __ __ing

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The Boar’s Stampede

Circle the letters P – E – D inside these words.

stopped

shopped

shipped

tapped

striped

wiped

flipped

gaped

trooped

hooked

popped

pedal

supplied

moped

pedantic

stampede

stamped

duped

floped

wrapped

pedestrian

stripped

hoped

eloped

piped

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Slip & Skid

S – L or S – K – which is the correct one to use ?

tu__ __

__ __ateboard

__ __ippers

__ __eepy

du__ __

__ __ipping rope

__ __ur

__ __ate

mu__ __

__ __ight

__ __im

__ __it

__ __ide

__ __eet

ri __ __

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Do Ya’ Dig It ?

How many words can you think of that include the word “dig” ? Example – digit.

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The Brain Drain

Add the word “rain” to complete these words.

t _____

st _____

d _____ pipe

g _____

b _____

d _____

_____ drops

_____ bow

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers : born ; newborn ; morning ; withdrawn ; fawn ; prawn ; lawn ; frogspawn ; ornament ; acorn ; cornflour ; adorn ; unicorn ; horn – billed ; pawn ; worn ; dawn ; sawn ; thorn ; shawn ; torn ; sworn ; yawning ; caravan awning

Answers : tusk ; skateboard ; slippers ; sleepy ; dusk ; skipping rope ; slur ; skate ; musk ; slight ; slim ; slit ; slide ; sleet ; risk

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