Word lists: using Spellzone word lists and how to add your own

After each new teaching point you will find lists of words that have that spelling pattern. It's a good idea to read all these words.

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If you are sure you can spell them you can click on the link at the end of the page. This takes you to a test of these words.

If you need more practice, look for the word list links on the side menu.

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Click on the list you want and this will take you to a page where you can:

  • Click on the speaker symbol to hear the word.
    Note: You will need to be logged in.
  • See the word in a sentence.

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  • Click on the word to see its meaning in the dictionary.
  • Use the drop-down menu to translate the words into any one of 92 languages.
    Note: You will need to be logged in.

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  • Click on the links at the end of the page to play games for this list.

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For more information on activities and games see Activities and games.

The word lists home page

On the top menu there is a link to the word lists home page.

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From this page you can access:

  • The word lists for the unit you are currently working on: you can also go straight to the games for those lists.
  • All the course word lists; if you are not registered with us you will be able to see the lists for the demo units.
  • All our vocabulary word lists: Spellzone has a lists on a wide variety of topics e.g. animals, business, food, jobs.
  • Word lists that you have created (see below)
  • Word lists created by other Spellzone users.

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How to create your own word list

You can upload your own word lists and use all our activities and games to learn your words.
Note: You will need to be logged in.

This is useful for:

  • words that cover a particular topic you are studying e.g. electricity, geology
  • words you need to use often in your job, e.g. writing a report
  • weekly spelling tests from school
  • any other words that cause you problems

To create your lists:

Click on the Create new word list link on the word lists home page.

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You can then enter up to 20 words in one list.

The dictionary will only allow words that have the correct spelling - you would not want to waste your time learning the wrong spelling!

These checks mean that a few other words that are not in the dictionary may be rejected:

  • For example, you cannot put proper nouns (names).
  • The dictionary may not allow some words with suffixes e.g. happier, happiest. In these cases you could add the root word (e.g. happy) and, if you need to, study Units 9 and 34 to learn the suffix rules.
  • Also some hyphenated words e.g. semi-abstract may not be in the dictionary.
  • If you think a word should be in our dictionary, please let us know.

If you would like to share your list with other Spellzone users, please click the 'yes' button.

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When you submit your list you will be given the chance to add a sentence for your word. If we already have a sentence for this word it will appear but you can add your own sentence if you wish.

Once you save your list it will be available immediately for you to use or, if using a site licence, anyone in your school/college. However it will take 30 minutes to be available to the public if you have selected this option.

You will find a link to your own lists from the word lists home page.

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You can edit your own lists at any time: just click on the pen icon at the top of your list.

Note:

  • Administrators and teachers can edit ANY word lists within their school.
  • Students can only edit lists that they have created.

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