Logos to look out for

These logos will guide you through the Spellzone course:

Hear the Sound

Click on the ear to hear the sound for that Unit.
If you cannot hear anything click here for help

New Teaching Point

Next to this logo you will see:
1. The most common ways of spelling the sound you have heard
2. Any rules to help you decide which spelling to use

spellzone: new teaching point


Here you will find the words which the computer spellchecker will not spot: the words which sound the same but have different spelling for different meanings.

 homophones - learn to spell similar sounding words

Rule Breakers

This logo shows you words that break the spelling rules covered earlier in the Unit.


Rule Breakers - these words break spelling rules

Learning Tips

Next to this logo you will find tips on how to learn and remember difficult words.


Learning Tip for English spelling

British or US spelling

These logos draw your attention to spellings which are different in Britain and the USA. You can choose which spelling you wish to study


Think back

Sometimes the teaching section will refer back to a teaching point in an earlier Unit. You will also find a direct link to this earlier Unit, in case you wish to review that point.


Think back - help with spelling rules

These logos will help you to learn all of the word lists on Spellzone:

'Look, say, cover, write, check' English spelling help, practice Learn the words with the 'Look, say, cover, write, check' activity.

Learn English spelling test Test yourself using the 'Listen and Spell' spelling test.

help learn English with spelling games Play a game using the spelling list.

Worksheets and activities Print a worksheet or activity from the spelling list.

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