There are two different ways to play. In the Tournament Spelling Bee, you'll be challenged by a series of words, with the spelling difficulty adapted to your skill level. The more words you get right, the higher your score will go, on a scale from 200 to 800. You can compete against other spellers, since we keep track of high scores (with streaks of correct answers serving as tiebreakers). You can also try a Community Spelling Bee generated from one of our subscribers' word lists. How does the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee work? Each turn, you'll hear the recording of the word and see its definition (with words suitably omitted that might give away the correct spelling). In the Tournament Spelling Bee, the more words you get right, the higher your score will go. If you play a Community Spelling Bee, the words from the selected word list are presented in random order.
What happens if I misspell a word? Skillswise - Spelling. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 9 - -ough endings. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 19 - Words with more than one spelling. BBC Learning English - Intermediate Unit 21 - Commonly misspelled words. The Best Spelling Sites. There are a lot of sites out there designed for spelling practice.
I thought it would be helpful to create a “The Best…” list to narrow them down a bit. For English Language Learners, and for others, the best spelling sites are ones that offer audio and also use the words in the context of sentences. Websites that offer both are the most highly-rated on my list. And, of course, they have to be free to be here, too. You can also find links to the sites here, and to many other spelling related resources, on my website under Spelling.
Here are my ranked choices of The Best Spelling Sites (that are best for English Language Learners): Number thirteen is Catch The Spelling. Number twelve is the Alpha-Bot game. Number eleven are spelling quizzes from The Interlink Language Center. Number ten is Kidspell. Number nine is Word Sort from Houghton Mifflin. Number eight is Spellbee! The original ones that were next are off-line. Number three is the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee. Related November 13, 2008. Common misspellings. Here’s a quick-reference guide to the top misspellings according to the Oxford English Corpus – an electronic collection of over 2 billion words of real English that helps us to see how people are using the language and also shows us the mistakes that are most often made.
The table gives the correct spelling of the word, handy tips on getting it right, and also the most common misspellings that we’ve found in our research, so you can check to see if any of the same mistakes have been tripping you up. 100 Most Often Misspelled Words in English. DC IELTS: Spelling & IELTS – a test and some tips. Is your IELTS target band 7?
Or do you want to improve your IELTS listening from band 6 to band 7? Or from band 5 to 6? Here’s some really practical advice – think spelling. Spelling matters not just in the writing paper but in listening and reading too, where if you misspell a word, you get no mark. Indeed, it’s really quite common for candidates to miss as many as 5/6 answers because of poor spelling and that can certainly change your band score. DC IELTS: 25 common spelling mistakes. Spelling is a big problem for many IELTS candidates – especially those who have a different alphabet in their own language.
In this lesson, I give you quick test to see how good your spelling is with 25 common spelling mistakes. Then I explain why spelling problems happen and give you a few handy hints on learning to spell better. Entry test – how well can you spell? You really do need 100% here. Just one mistake in IELTS listening could mean that you don’t emigrate to Australia. Spelling test <div id="mtq_javawarning-1" class="mtq_javawarning"> Please wait while the activity loads. Congratulations - you have completed Spelling test. Your answers are highlighted below. There are 25 questions to complete. DC IELTS: 25 more common spelling mistakes in IELTS.