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  • Definite, Unique, Psychology: Commonly Misspelled Words In English

    Having trouble spelling in English? This isn’t just a problem for students of English, it an issue that also affects native speakers.

    Look and the following images and see if you can spot the mistakes.

    25 Commonly Misspelled Words

    Acceptable (don’t be tempted to end it with ible),

    Argument,

    Balloon (remember both lls and both os),

    Bureaucracy,

    Deceive,

    Definitely,

    Entrepreneur,

    February, (remember both r’s),

    Guarantee (don’t out the a before the u),

    Later (don’t turn it into latter),

    Loose (is very different from lose),

    Professor (don’t forget the second s),

    Prominent,

    Psychology,

    Pursue,

    Receipt, (don’t put i before the e),

    Receive (again…don’t put i before e),

    Recommend,

    Rhythm,

    Satellite,

    Sense, (don’t try and out a c in there),

    Scenery (don’t forget the c),

    Scissors,

    Unique,

    Weird.

    Let’s watch the following video on one teacher’s response to bad spelling and answer the questions that follow it.

    What is the teacher’s unusual approach to bad spelling from students?

    What does Rachel, aged 8, think of this approach?

    What does Max, aged 9, say?

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