WELCOME to the WORDSKILLZ™ SPELLING QUIZ!

People are often surprised by their spelling quiz results.

Do you consider yourself a bad speller? a good speller?

Let's find out what your results say!

NOTE: If you'd like free spelling help, or you want to help someone else improve

their spelling, follow the links, once you have your results (or their results).

GET READY: You'll need a pen, and a blank piece of paper with lines numbered from 1 to 30.

DO THIS: The SPELLING QUIZ has 3 sections with 10 words in each. Follow the directions for each section.

SECTION #1

For 1 to 5, write a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently…

1. ate
2. tock
3. staid
4. peace
5. mite

For 6 to 10, and from now on, write a word that sounds the same as the blue letters …

6. rug strong
7. doe nu
8. lost staff
9. wag on chair 
10. dog fuzz

Check your answers here before going on with the quiz.

SECTION #2

For 11 to 20, write a word that sounds the same as the blue letters …

11. fill own

12. big red ooze

13. grow starred

14. ball you tip full

15. do set

16. cost him

17. rich there heman

18. spill fresh full

19. met garage her

20. trespell gas ring

Check your answers here before going on with the quiz. 

SECTION #3

For 21 to 30, write a word that sounds the same as the blue letters …

21. cubird
22. yes ought
23. zoo key knee 
24. gull zip fell 
25. tree fleck fling 
26. busare
27. red mint kiss
28. sang she us
29. sue nap me
30. safire

Check your answers here

Answers for Section #1 …

  1. eight
  2. talk
  3. stayed
  4. piece
  5. might
  6. wrong
  7. don't
  8. laugh
  9. watch
  10. does

All right?   Click here to carry on with the quiz...
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The first 10 words of the quiz are very common

You can expect to see these words, or words like them, most days. That's why any problems spelling these words should be cleared up right away. Don't worry about finishing the Quiz right now. Let's make sure you can spell the most common words before you try to spell less common ones!

Forget spelling rules, copying words, and other methods that don't work ...

 You can learn to spell any word with just three simple steps!

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NOTE: Before you leave this page, pick a word from the Quiz you'd like to learn, and write down the correct spelling for your word.

Answers for Section #2 …

11. phone
12. bruise
13. guard
14. beautiful
15. debt
16. calm
17. rhythm
18. special
19. measure
20. trespassing

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The second 10 words of the quiz are common

You can expect to see these words, or words spelled like them, every week. Wouldn't you agree that any problems spelling these words should be cleared up right away? Don't worry about finishing the Quiz right now. Let's make sure you can spell common words correctly before you try spelling the uncommon words of section three!

Forget spelling rules, copying words, and other methods that don't work ...

You can learn to spell any word with just three simple steps!

 Click on this link  - and learn to spell any word!

NOTE: Before you leave this page, pick a word from the Quiz you'd like to learn, and write down the correct spelling for your word.

Answers for Section #3…

21. cupboard
22. yacht
23. zucchini
24. gazelle
25. trekking
26. bizarre
27. reminisce
28. anxious
29. tsunami
30. sapphire

The final 10 words of the Quiz are uncommon.

How did you find them? There are some really challenging words here!

Were you surprised by your results?

Most people who finish the spelling quiz

struggle with the words 'zucchini' and 'sapphire'.

How about you?

The challenging part of 'sapphire' is the 'pph'. The challenging part of zucchini is the 'cch'. Neither spelling pattern is very common. So it's not surprising people tend to misspell these words. However, the 'cch' and 'pph' are not unlike the 'rrh' in 'hemorrhage' and the 'ddh' in 'Buddha. Once you learn to spell any one of these words correctly, and are made aware of the pattern they all share, you'll find it much easier to spell these words and words like them.

If you got either one of these words wrong (or even if you didn't),

I'd like you to try the following ...

Choose a word you'd like to practice and do steps 1 to 4 ...

  1. Name each of the letters out loud (Pause between the 'h' and the 'i'):   s a p p h   i r e   or    z u c c h    i n i
  2. Now name them again, in the same way, but without reading them; close your eyes or look away
  3. Now, name them again, and again, and again (without reading), to a steady beat
  4. Now, repeat STEP 3, but each time you say the letters say them a little faster

How does that feel?

You could write your word correctly with confidence now, couldn't you!

Magical steps such as the ones you've just sampled, combined with two more different types of activities, promote mastery of words and spelling! Unfortunately, too many learners and their helpers aren't benefiting from these simple but effective methods. I'm on a mission to change that.

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