Can YOU pass this spelling test? 98% CANNOT! 50 most MISSPELLED words (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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- Hello everyone,
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and welcome back to English with Lucy.
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Today I'm going to help you with your spelling
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and your vocabulary and your pronunciation actually.
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I have taken 50
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of the most commonly misspelt words
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in the English language, and I am going to test you on them.
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I'm also going to teach you
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their pronunciation, their definition,
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and I'm going to use them in an example as well.
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Please note I speak with Modern Received Pronunciation
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and all of the phonetic transcriptions
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are in Received Pronunciation.
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To make this even more fun
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I have created a free PDF worksheet
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that you can download and you can fill it out
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with your test answers as you go along.
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Then you can keep it as a pronunciation and vocabulary tool.
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To download the free PDF
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just click on the link in the description box.
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You sign up to my mailing list
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Before we get started with the test,
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I would just like to thank the sponsor of today's video.
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Let's begin.
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This is how it's going to work,
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I have 50 words, I am going to say each word twice,
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and the phonetic transcription will appear on the screen
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so you can know how to pronounce it.
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I will also show a simple definition for each word
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and I will use the word in a sentence.
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I will give you a good amount of time
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to write the correct spelling.
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If you need more time, you can always pause
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and then I will show the spelling.
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So you can correct as you go along.
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At the end of this class,
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you will have a wonderful vocabulary list.
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Don't forget to share your final scores
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and the words that you struggled with
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in the comment section down below.
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I want to see all of your scores.
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Number one, accommodate, accommodate.
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I don't have enough bedrooms to accommodate you.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Two Cs, two Ms in accommodate.
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Two, acknowledge, acknowledge.
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I acknowledge that I could have tried harder.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Three, address, address.
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Please write your address in block capitals.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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(laughs)
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Four, annually, annually.
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I audit the accounts annually.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Five, apparent, apparent.
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It was apparent that she hadn't prepared for the meeting.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Six, argument, argument.
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It was clear that an argument was brewing.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Did you get it?
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Seven, buoyant, buoyant.
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The buoyant market has greatly helped our profits.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Don't forget that U.
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Eight, business, business.
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The business suffered due to the pandemic.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Busyness, I always remember it as busyness.
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Nine, calendar, calendar.
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I'll add the appointment to my calendar.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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(laughs)
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Calendar, calendar.
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I always really struggled with that one at school.
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10, camouflage, camouflage.
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You can use makeup to camouflage your tattoo.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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11, Caribbean, Caribbean,
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also known as the Caribbean as well.
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We went to the Caribbean for our honeymoon.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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That one always stumps me.
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I am always inclined to go for double R there.
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Caribbean, but it's just one R, two Bs.
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12, category, category.
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The results are not ready in that category.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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13, conscientious, conscientious.
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She was conscientious about the way she broached the topic.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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14, desperate, desperate.
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He was desperate to get a promotion.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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It is the E and the A that confuses most on that one.
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15, embarrass, embarrass.
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I hope my boss doesn't embarrass me again.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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16, fluorescent, fluorescent.
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Please avoid wearing fluorescent colours in TV interviews.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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17, foreign, foreign.
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It's important to learn about foreign cultures.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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It's that annoying G, isn't it?
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Why is it there?
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18, gauge, gauge.
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I can't gauge if he's being serious.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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That one's hard.
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When I read that as a child I wanted to say gouge.
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I can't gouge.
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I think I mispronounced it for a while.
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19, hierarchy, hierarchy.
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The CEO is at the top of the company hierarchy.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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20, judgement , judgement .
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I will trust you to use your own judgement .
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Don't put in that extra E, don't do it.
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21, library, library.
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Also pronounced as library, library.
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You can donate your old DVDs to the library.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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22, mediaeval, mediaeval.
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They tried to build houses over mediaeval ruins.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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23, mischievous, mischievous.
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The puppy was cute but very mischievous.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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So my parents brought me up to mispronounce this word.
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We were always taught it was mischievous.
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So that's a mistake that a lot of speakers make.
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24, misspell, misspell.
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It frustrates me when people misspell my surname.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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There's a lot of repeated letters there.
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25, necessary, necessary.
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It doesn't seem necessary for us to meet in person.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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I have a trick for this one.
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My mother taught me that you need to say the rhyme
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never eat cream cakes.
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No, what is that?
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Oh yes, okay, I've got it now.
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Never eat, what's the rhyme she taught me?
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Never eat cake eat salmon sandwiches and remain young.
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That's probably way more complicated for you all,
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but if you like rhymes, this one helps.
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Never eat cake eat salmon sandwiches and remain young.
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Good advice as well, I love salmon sandwiches.
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26, noticeable, noticeable.
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My scar is hardly noticeable now.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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27, occasion, occasion.
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On this occasion you can take the day off work.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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28, occurrence
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or also occurrence as well, occurrence.
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Bullying is a rare occurrence in this school.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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It's another of those double letters, they always get us.
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29, outrageous, outrageous.
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She was fired for her outrageous behaviour.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Did you get it?
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Geous at the end, the extra E, that unexpected E.
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30, parliament, parliament.
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Parliament will meet tonight to discuss the vaccine.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Parliament.
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31, pastime, pastime.
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Walking is a wonderful pastime for all ages.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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32, perseverance, perseverance.
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The only way to succeed
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is through hard work and perseverance.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Did you get it?
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(laughs)
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33, 33, personnel,
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personnel.
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We are experiencing a lack of skilled personnel.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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34, plagiarism, plagiarism.
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We have no tolerance for plagiarism.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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35, protestor, protestor.
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A protestor marched outside the headquarters.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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36, questionnaire, questionnaire.
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Please fill out the questionnaire in black ink.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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37, receipt, receipt.
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If you don't have a receipt you can't claim a refund.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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This is a tough one.
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It often affects pronunciation
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because there's that hidden P
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so I hear a lot of people saying receipt,
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but no, it's a silent letter.
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38, recommend, recommend.
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I recommend this series to all of my students.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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So with accommodate we have two Cs and two Ms,
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but with recommend we do not.
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39, rhyme, rhyme.
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Can you think of a rhyme for orange?
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Can you think of a rhyme for orange?
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Porridge?
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No, it's that sneaky idge, annoying.
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40, another hard one, rhythm, rhythm.
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He has an abnormal heart rhythm.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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This is a great word for Hangman because it has no vowels,
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and those are the ones that people try and guess first.
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The next time you play Hangman, trust me.
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41, seize, seize.
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He tried to seize the wallet from my hand.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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I before E except after C and except in seize.
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That works really well.
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42, separate, separate,
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also pronounced as separate.
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They are sleeping in separate bedrooms.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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43, sergeant sergeant.
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The officer bellowed at the sergeant.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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44, skilful, skilful.
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The brand's success resulted
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from their skilful use of social media.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Most people want to put an extra L in there.
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45, supersede, supersede.
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I fear this new research will supersede my theory.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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46, twelfth, twelfth.
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Don't worry too much about the pronunciation of this one.
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Twelth is way more common than twelfth.
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Fth, what a mouthful.
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You are the twelfth victim to come forward.
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Twelfth victim, that fth, that's hard.
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Most people would naturally say twelth victim.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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47, underrate, underrate.
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Don't underrate yourself as an actor.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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48, vacuum, vacuum.
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The clothes had been vacuum-packed for easier storage.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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It's that double U,
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it does not feel natural to put two Us in a row
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but there we are.
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In fact, you could say it's 49,
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weird, weird.
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I thought the way she spoke to me was very weird.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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Another one that does not follow
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the I before E except after C rule.
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Why?
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Because it's a weird word.
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That's how you remember it.
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The last one is number 50.
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It is withhold, withhold.
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He threatened to withhold access to the bank account.
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(ticking)
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(dinging)
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It's that double H that confuses people.
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Again, it just doesn't feel natural.
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Right, that is it for this spelling test.
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Do not forget to share your scores
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in the comment section and be honest, be honest.
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There's no shame in getting a few of these spellings wrong.
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These are 50 of the most commonly misspelt words
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in the English language.
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Misspelt by native speakers and non-native speakers alike.
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(mwahs)
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(gentle music)
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