By Rhonda Ramsey,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
Spelling was my favorite subject when I was a little girl. I suppose that is why I always seem to get a kick out of testing myself. I thought today, I would share a few of the words deemed difficult/tricky and create a brief way for you to test yourself with me.
Below is a quiz, as well as a few spelling tips from english-language-skills.com.
Great tips from english-language-skills.com:
(The answer key is below. Hope you enjoyed the quiz!)
"One way to learn these hard words is to break them up into smaller bits and come up with a funny sentence to help remember the spelling. When I was in high school I learned to spell UNFORTUNATELY by breaking down as "Un-for-tuna-tely" with the mental image of a large fish watching TV ... I still use this mnemonic today! I also sometimes make up a silly pronunciation for a word that more clearly reveals its spelling — for example, for PIGEON, I pronounce it as "Pig-ee-on" (rather than "Pid-jin") when I need to spell it.
"Doing puzzles that use the words you're trying to learn is a good method of practicing them as well. There are several that features many of the words on this list in the Puzzles and Games section of this site. You simply download the PDF and print it out.
But even easier than these ploys is using some special spelling software to help you. You can create a custom spelling list in the popular spelling-improvement software, Ultimate Spelling; just copy and paste the list I have provided you in this article! Then you can use the program's flash cards and other great Spelling Drill features to help you learn these extra tricky words."
Excerpt from: http://english-language-skills.com/item/72-spelling-hardest-words.html