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50 common words that Britons struggle to spell: Part 2

From a study commissioned by the TV channel Nick Jr UK to celebrate the launch of the children s literacy show Wallykazam!

licence British English spelling
Do you have a licence to drive this bus?
separate
Can you separate those fighting dogs?
believe
I can't believe she has married him.
colleague
John was her colleague at work.
definite
Is it definite that Jim is coming?
humorous
He has a humorous sense of fun and likes a good laugh.
Weird
I heard a very weird noise in the night.
symphony
The orchestra played a new symphony.
illicit
Illicit drugs are becoming more rampant in our society.
species
Most parrot species are able to mimic human words.
appearance
She had a strange appearance.
possession
I have many photographs and old possessions in my attic.
vacuum
A vacuum is a volume of space that is essentially empty of matter.
changeable
The weather will be changeable.
queue
We had to queue to get into the show.
acquire
I went to the shop to acquire a dictionary.
receipt
Pay the bill and ask for a receipt.
receive
Did you receive my last letter?
difficulty
Indigestion is a difficulty in digesting food.
foreign
We love foreign travel.

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