Spelling words

What tips and trick do you use to help you remember any of these tricky words?

Share them below so we can all use them.


accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached, available, average, awkward, bargain, bruise, category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community, competition, conscience*, conscious*, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise (critic + ise), curiosity, definite, desperate, determined, develop, dictionary, disastrous; embarrass; environment,     equip (–ped, –ment), especially, exaggerate, excellent, existence, explanation, familiar, foreign, forty, frequently, government, guarantee,  harass, hindrance, dentity, immediate(ly), individual, interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, lightning, marvellous, mischievous, muscle, necessary, neighbour, nuisance, occupy, occur, opportunity, parliament, persuade, physical, prejudice, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation, queue, recognize, recommend, relevant, restaurant, rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder, signature, sincere(ly), soldier, stomach, sufficient, suggest, symbol, system, temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable, vehicle, yacht.


24 thoughts on “Spelling words

  1. I remember the embarrass has two double letters by saying Rosy Red Shiny Skin because that is what happens when your embarrass


    • I Remember embarrass has two double letters by saying rosy red shining skin because that is what happens when you are embarrassed.


  2. The way I remember apparent is that i that if i have parent then i add ap to the start of it to make apparent.


    • what if someone doesn’t know how to spell parent? just asking and I do know how to spell parent 🙂


  3. I know this might not be on the list, but this is how I remember Rhythm:
    Rhythm Helps Your Two Hips Move


  4. I remember tricky words by separating the word and find mini words within that word and remember them in the right order.


  5. I remember wednesday as Wed-nes-day. and cupboard as a get a CUP for my drink from the CUPboard.


    • accommodate:
      Our accommodation needs 2 Cots and 2 Mattresses seeing as we now have twins.

      A ‘c’ does aCCompany another ‘c’ in this word.

      Hi Eve. What did you acHIEVE?

      Never ADRESS people in an aggressive manner. (‘d’s are upside down ‘g’s)


  6. I remember conscience “con-science”, and accompany “a c(ool) company-accompany!”. I remember marvellous as “marvel-lous” and neighbour as “e is a neighbour to i, but e comes first and broke the rule”. Necessary is “Not Every Cat Eats Sardines, Some Are Rather Yummy!”.


  7. The way I remember committee is: Two Mums, Two Teas and Two Eggs. Breakfast with no kids or dads.


  8. I usually write them in different ways that I can think of or I try to put each letter in a word or a name.


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