Spelling

Discussion in 'Thread Games & Totally Random...' started by ploughboy, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    http://www.timesspellingbee.co.uk/

    how good are you?

    Our year 7 kids have been doing this at school in preperation for the championships. Then I had a go and some of the words are tough to spell!! or i'm useless one or the other. . what's your best score?
     
  2. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    152 so far!
     
  3. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

  4. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    498

    It would be better if they took out words with several acceptable spellings - eyrie/eerie and troop/troupe were marked wrong when there was no real justification for it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009
  5. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    I struggled with hearing what the hell the word was and couldn't understand the accent...e.g. they said what I presume was 'kernel' on reflection....I originally thought he said 'colonel'....so got it totally wrong lol!
     
  6. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Exactly! They should take out words where the spoken version doesn't clearly indicate one spelling.

    I got really confused over their pronunciation of 'piquant' too - suffice to say that it sounded very rude...
     
  7. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    I can't think of a pronounciation of piquant that sounds rude....please explain lol! (is obviously too innocent to understand lol!)
     
  8. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    I got "anchor" wrong - I thought they said "banker". Good job it iwasn't "w****r"

    Then I got numb wrong as it sounded like none although at first I thought it was nun! Poor clarity there.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  9. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    ^^ Did you get the explanatory PM? :oops:

    ^ I agree... there was poor clarity.
     
  10. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    Yes lol! Had two explanatory pms actually....I AM an innocent! lmao!
     
  11. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    lol!

    I too am innocent... it took me about twenty combinations of letter sounds to work it out.
    lol!
     
  12. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    I just couldn't see/hear it! lmao!
     
  13. six pints

    six pints Active Member

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