How to improve spelling words in English: simple tips
Learn basic rules of reading
Rules of reading the English language should definitely know, to understand what the letters how it is pronounced. For example, you will know that s can be pronounced like z when between vowels, so think about it, to write nose or still nose.
Learn the rules of the use of unpronounceable letters
Silent letters (silent letters) — the trap into which fall almost all learners of English: so I want to write iland instead of island or foreign instead of foreign. Such words in which the letter is written but not pronounced, in English quite a lot. Fortunately, there are certain General rules of their use that make your life easier, here is something we offer to learn.
Engage with special tutorial
Textbooks on spelling is not the most popular benefits, and they are not always easy to find. However, if you are constantly business correspondence and feel that I need to bring up spelling, is to teach according to this manual.
Use the spell checker
Such services are key allies for budding grammar nazi in the difficult fight against illiteracy. The program will detect and help to correct most errors, but keep in mind the fact that they do not check your text for logic and style, and also will not give you clear information about the compatibility of the English words between them.
Materials on the subject:
The most famous service for spell checker. Checks the text in literacy, highlights the errors and gives a brief comment on each error. You can install a free browser extension that will check the texts of your emails.
This program checks the normal rules of spelling and collocations (only partially). Enter the text in the box, the program will highlight errors. Hover over any misspelled word, in the popup window you’ll see the error and correct spellings.
The principle is the same: enter the text in the box, select the language of the text in the dropdown list and click Check text. The program will highlight errors in different colors. Click on the highlighted word to get a short help about the error and correct the sample writing.
Consider the difference between British and American English
In English, a lot of words that people in the US and the UK write in different ways. This is the confusion: it seems to be the word found in the dictionary, was discharged, and the spellchecker or even Microsoft Word underlines it and impose your own version of writing. For example, instead of color you will be asked to write an American color, and realize the program will replace realize. In this case, it is worth knowing frequent words in the British and American versions are written in different ways.
Spellzone — you can see the General rules with examples.
Oxford Dictionaries — a large list of terms, which are written or even called in the UK and the USA.
The article “British and American English: differences in words”.
We have compiled for you a document which contains words and phrases for the topic. You can download it from the link below.
Check with a dictionary
When you write a compound word, do not rely only on your memory, check the spelling in the dictionary. Better to write slowly, but correctly, than fast and wrong. Don’t worry, after a few “sneak peeks” you will remember the word and be confident to write it without any prompting.
I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything. Steven Wright
Make your own dictionary of difficult words or use a ready
In the personal dictionary will include the words, the writing of which is causing you difficulties. However, try to view it, read the words, make up sentences with them and learn their spelling. In addition, you can use the ready-made lists of words that are difficult written. Also pay attention to the words that are similar in sound and spelling but have different meanings. Only the correct spelling of these words will allow the interlocutor to understand your thoughts.
How to memorize the face of a new acquaintance? Often need to see it. To memorize the spelling of words can and should be the same: try to meet with them often. The easiest way to do it by reading: read articles and books in English. This technique is perhaps the most interesting and unobtrusive, because you remember the spelling automatically while reading, using visual memory.