Spellzone June Round-Up

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  • This month one of our users wrote in and asked us to write an article about the difference between the words prophecy and prophesy. Do you know when to use each word? You can also learn about the difference between more ‘c’ vs. ‘s’ spellings here
     
  • For this month's 10 Words feature, we chose a word that we’ve occasionally heard teachers describe as their nemesis: nice. Click here to learn ten alternatives and here to practise spelling them
     
  • There are an estimated 25,000 idioms in the English language and many of them are about animals. In the past we’ve shared  idioms about cats, dogs, birds, and sea creatures. This month we chose to look at idioms about the farm – find part one here and part two here
     
  • Our Word for Wednesday theme for June is sports

    The Spellzone dictionary defines sport as ‘an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition’. The word dates to the early-fifteenth century when it meant ‘pleasant pastime’. Sport was a shortening of the Anglo-French ‘disport’ meaning ‘activity that offers amusement or reaction’.

    Learn about the history of the words badminton, tennis, hockey, and lacrosse

 

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30 Jun 2020
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