13 Jun 2013

100 Spellings for GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level and Life: for the Teacher Training Literacy Paper

This is a list of common, tricky words. It's a work in progress so I'll be adding more words and ways to learn them over the next few weeks. Enjoy!

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[A]
*abbreviate
acceptable / unacceptable
accidentally
*acclimatise
accommodate
achieve
advice (noun) e.g. I took his advice: advise (verb), e.g. I advised him not to do it
apparel
apparent, appear
appraisal
apprentice
approve, approval - disapproval
appropriate - inappropriate
*approximate
argument
assess
attend, attention

[B]
because
believe (verb), belief (noun) - disbelieve (verb), disbelief (noun)

[C]
calendar
Caribbean
changeable
commit, committed, commitment
complementary (works well with) vs complimentary (gift)
consciously
conscience
corresponding

[D]

deceive, deceit, deceitful
definite, definitely, definitive
disbelieve (verb), disbelief (noun)
discipline
discriminate
dismiss, dismissive, dismissal
dissipate

[E]
eighth
efficient
environment
embarrass (ment)
exhilarating
excellent
excess, excessive, exceed
exciting
existence
experience

[F]
friend
foreign

[G]
gauge
government
*grammar
guarantee

[H]
harass, harassment
height

[I]
icicle
immeasurable
immediate
immense

[J]
jewellery
judgement

[L]

leisure
liaison, liaise
library
licensed (verb) - licence (noun)

[M]

maintenance

[N]
necessary (one coat, two shoes)
noticeable

[O]

occasionally
occurrence
omit, omission

[P]

parallel
passage
pastime
particularly
permission
personnel i.e. 'workers'
possess, possession
practice (noun), e.g. football practice

practise (verb), e.g. we need to practise passing the ball

precede
precision
privilege
procrastinate, procrastination
publicly

[Q]
questionnaire 

queue

[R]

receive/receipt
recipe
relieve
recommend
refer, referral, reference, referred

[S]
satellite
schedule
separate

sequence, sequentially - subsequent, subsequently

success, successive
succinct (=brief)

[T]
terriffic
till
transferred
truthfully
threshold
twelfth

[U]
uncontrollable
until

[V]
vaccination
vehicle
vein (blood vessel) - vain (vanity)