Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:19

English Tips - Issue 1 - Commonly Misspelled Words

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Spelling can be a difficult skill to master. This is because there are many different and subtle variations between words in the English language. In this edition of the CAMI Express Milica, one of our English tutors, takes a look at some commonly misspelt words.

 

For this issue I will be covering twenty commonly misspelled words. Some of you might wonder what the importance of learning to spell is, especially when we have access to modern computing technology and spell checkers. Learning to spell helps to reinforce the connection between letters and their sounds and learning how to spell at a high level will help improve both your reading and writing...Read more...

Why is this? The connection between spelling and reading comprehension is high because both depend on skills with language. The better a student knows a word, the more likely he or she is to recognise it, spell it, define it, and use it well in speech and writing.

Here is a short list of commonly misspelled words to help you on your way to becoming a good speller. The common error is highlighted in bold type to bring the problem to your attention. Are these errors you frequently make? Create your ‘Own Spelling Lists’ in CAMI Reader using these words. If you are not sure what they mean, as an extra step try looking them up in the dictionary too!

address

analyse

Antarctic

apologise

apparently

beginning

bureau

calendar

cocoa

column

ninth

programme (unless computer program)

queue

rhinoceros

rhythm

suite

surprise

susceptible

syllabus

twelfth

yours

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