Spelling:  Unstressed Vowels
She enjoyed her job at the factory.

Spelling: Unstressed Vowels

As you will already know, the vowels are a, e, i, o and u. Spelling in English is notoriously difficult: this is especially so in the case of British English. In many words, not all the vowels are stressed: this causes difficulty in spelling such words.

If you think of the letter a. It is pronounced very differently in certain words. Look at the following:

  • cat
  • mate
  • fall
  • start

It's no wonder that spelling is such a big part of the English curriculum. Play this 11-plus quiz and see how good a British English 'spelling bee' you are.

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  1. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    Do you enjoy literature?
  2. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    Make sure you definitely remember how to spell this one!
  3. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    She wore only the finest jewellery
  4. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    He decided to take voluntary redundancy
  5. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    Separate is often misspelt
  6. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    They had a marvellous time at the circus
  7. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    Don't feel too miserable if you got this one wrong
  8. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    She was desperate to get her exam results
  9. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    Sheffield Wednesday are my favourite football team
  10. Which one of the following words has been spelt correctly?
    Are you going to be a spelling bee?

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