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Spelling Bee

In this article, we will be learning about the Spelling Bee. Now, you may be wondering: what is a spelling bee? A Spelling Bee is a competition where you will be required to spell words. In some countries like the USA, the Spelling Bee is a big competition. It is like the Olympics, but for kids and without sports. Today, we will look into some commonly misspelt words to ensure that you do well in your examinations or competitions.

Let’s try and look into some commonly misspelt words.

  1. Some words have the same sound or pronunciation but different spelling! For example: "Knight" and "Night" have the same sound or pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. "Knight" means someone in a suit of armour, while "Night" is the opposite of daytime. These types of words are also called homophones.
  2. Some questions give you the phonetic spelling. Phonetic spelling means that you can read it out to get the sound of the words to figure out the correct spelling. For example: "Furniture". The phonetic spelling of this word will be "fur - knee - cher". This is not how we spell the word, but it is how the sounds are spelt.

Practice Questions

Question 1:

Alright, I except your challenge! Get ready, knight!

  1. excerpt
  2. accept
  3. expect
  4. asset

Answer:

(2) accept

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is Option 2 - accept. "Accept" means consent to receive or undertake something offered. "Excerpt" is to pluck out some words from a longer text, a paragraph or a few sentences. "Expect" means to believe something is likely to happen or you think that something should happen in a certain way. An "asset" means something that is valuable to you, which will give you more returns or money in time.

 

Question 2:

Here are some interesting fax about words.

  1. faucet
  2. facets
  3. facts
  4. faxes

Answer:

(3) facts

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is Option 3 - facts. "Facts" mean a thing that is known or proved to be true. Now, let's also check the meaning of the other options. "Faucets" are taps or part of taps, from where the water comes out. "Facets" means one side of something which has multiple sides. It can also be explained as one feature or aspect of something. "Faxes" or a fax machine is a machine that sends or receives a document through a telephone line connection. You can fax over a document by putting it in the scanner. The fax machine will scan, encode it as a signal and send it over a telephone line, and the receiver will get it as a document.

 

Question 3:

Every Saturday, I go for my English tiushen class.

  1. tuition
  2. tution
  3. tuiton
  4. tiution

Answer:

(1) tuition

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is Option (1) - tuition. Tuition is pronounced as tiu - i - shen. 

 

Question 4:

Here is a jumbled-up word. Can you figure out what it is?

EERYSYDTA

  1. YESTERDRAY
  2. EVERYDAY
  3. YESTERDAY
  4. STRESSED

Answer:

(3) YESTERDAY

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is Option (3) - Yesterday.

 

Question 5:

Children, please be __________! This is a library!

  1. qiute
  2. quiet
  3. quite
  4. queued

Answer:

(2) quiet

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is Option (2) - quiet.

 

Test Your Concepts

Answer the following questions based on the concepts we’ve covered in this article. If you get stuck, revisit the relevant section to revise the concepts.

Question 1:

How do you spell out the number 40?

  1. fourteen
  2. fourth
  3. forty

 

Question 2:

We hardly use my mather tang at home.

  1. mather tongue
  2. mother tongue
  3. mother tongune
  4. mother tangeu

 

Question 3:

Chocolate ice cream is my favrit!

  1. frevret
  2. fravourite
  3. favoreet
  4. favourite

Continue Learning
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Tenses Relative Pronouns
Descriptive Writing Techniques Composition Writing
Synthesis & Transformation Vocabulary MCQ Part 2
Vocabulary Cloze Editing
Comprehension Cloze Quantifiers
Distributives Guess The Lyrics
Spelling Bee The Final Transformation
Vocabulary Cloze 2 Comprehension
Grammar Cloze Distributives 2
Prepositions  

 

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