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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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    • BenTallbot

      If you are a beginner, you will surely make mistakes. I will probably agree with some of the statements of children that it is acceptable to make minor mistakes but it is important to be able to read and speak so that the other person understands you.
      The words in the article are really difficult to pronounce, many of them need to be practiced!