December Round-up!

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Hello everyone! Are you ready for 2014? For us at Spellzone it feels like December has whizzed by – here’s a round-up of this month’s posts:

I started off December by sharing ten mnemonics for remembering how to spell tricky words. Do you always forget how to spell ‘rhythm’, or ‘laugh’, or ‘separate’? This post’s for you!

This month, I found myself looking into the origins of the famous magical spells: Open Sesame, Hocus Pocus, and Abracadabra. If you’re into magic, click here for our article on grottos, caverns, killing curses. And if you enjoy this post, you may also be interested in our previous article on made-up words from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

To celebrate the season, I looked at some of the words from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and Hugh took a look at the word advent.

If you haven’t had a chance to read the last of our December posts, make sure you do as you may still find it useful! To help you prepare for the end of the year, we’ve ranked our top five word games for you. Whether you’re hosting a party, or have planned a quiet night in – there’s a game for everyone! Click here to see our list.

In January we’ll be taking a look at commonly confused words, but until then, Happy New Year!

Avani Shah

31 Dec 2013
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