Spelling and Dictation


Spelling practice


Guide for Practice and Test
    Spelling practice
    How to take a spelling test
    How to take a dictation test
    How to check your results





You can practise on individual words before trying out the spelling test. Click the <Spelling Practice> button from the row of navigation buttons starting from <Home> on the extreme left. You will be asked to select the Spelling List for Practice. There are 2 search options, one by Spelling List No and the other by the date the Spelling List was created. Note that only the lists for spelling tests created by your parent/teacher, or in the case of an independent student, by the student, will be shown.

If you click the <Search by Spelling List No> button, you will get a screen with a text box asking you to <Select by Spelling List No>. Click this text box and all the spelling lists created by your parent, or the independent student as the case may be, will appear with the Spelling List Nos in descending order and their dates of creation on the left. Click the Spelling List No that you want to practise on. The screen will now show a drawing of a girl putting on headphones asking you to switch on your speakers or plug in headphones. Click the <Start> button after you hear the word "Ready". Click the <Retry> button if you cannot hear "Ready". Double check that you have flash installed and your speakers/headset are on if you still cannot hear "ready" after clicking <Retry>.

If you had clicked the <Search by Spelling List Date> you will be asked to select the date by clicking on the text box <Select by Spelling List Date>. The Spelling List Nos will appear with the dates created in descending order ie the Spelling List with the latest date is on top. Click the desired Spelling List No. The screen will now show a drawing of a girl putting on headphones asking you to switch on your speakers or plug in headphones. Click the <Start> button after you hear the word "Ready". Click the <Retry> button if you cannot hear "Ready". Double check that you have flash installed and your speakers/headset are on if you still cannot hear "ready" after clicking <Retry>.

When you click the <Start> button, you will see the <View Complete Words> and <Select Another Spelling List> buttons. Below is the list of words in the Spelling List. However only the first alphabet of each word in an item is shown. This makes the practice more effective than showing the complete words. In any case, students who prefer to see the complete words can click the <View Complete Words> button. This will change the list to show the complete words instead of only the first alphabets. To practise, click the line containing the complete words or only the first alphabets of the words of the particular item no you want.

The screen will ask you to listen carefully to the pronunciation of each word in sequence. After that, you can see a <Repeat Pronunciation> button and "Type in your answer and press <Enter> key or click <Submit> button" with an empty text box below for you to spell out the word(s) just pronounced. Below the text box, you will see the words "<See Result> button will only appear after you press the <Enter> key or click the <Submit> button". Enter the spelling and click the <Submit> button or press the <Enter> key. The <See Result> button will appear. Click the <See Result> button. (If you want to give up trying to spell the word(s) just pronounced, click <Select Next Practice Item> button below.)

If your spelling is correct after you clicked the <See Result> button, the screen will show encouraging words like yes, correct etc followed by someone saying something positive. After a short while, you will be brought back to the list of items in the Spelling List with only the first alphabets shown. On the other hand, if your spelling is incorrect, disappointment will be expressed both in words and through someone's voice. The screen will show both your spelling and the right answer with the incorrect word(s) displayed in red. Click <Select Next Practice Item> to go back to the list of items in the Spelling List with only the first alphabets shown.




Last updated on Sep 16, 2013.


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