Spelling Bees Come to!

We’re excited to announce that as of today, any Vocabulary List on can be played as a spelling bee. Now, you can use to practice your spelling as well build your vocabulary.

To play the Spelling Bee, go to any list and click the Spelling Bee tab.

  • Each turn, we'll play you a recording of a word (and show you the definition).
  • You try to guess the spelling.
  • Only your first guess counts towards your score. After that, you can keep trying to spell a word correctly without penalty.
  • After your second guess, we'll start to give you hints.
  • After three incorrect guesses, you can press the "I Surrender" button to reveal the correct spelling.
  • When you get a word wrong, we’ll give you that word again later on.
  • Press enter at any time to speed through the bee.
  • Wear your headphones! Hearing the subtleties in the pronunciations can really help.

So get to it! As an introduction, try spelling the Vocabulary List “Charlotte’s Web”: Chapter 1. Want more of a challenge? Try “Jane Eyre” -- Chapters I-IV. And for the spelling masochists out there, we offer Greek Words

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Comments from our users:

Monday February 20th 2012, 10:17 PM
Comment by: Tracy Y.
Strongly require add ipad application!!! After 3 days trial of, I am super fan of this website now. The word and sample sentences they choose are from New York Times, economists magazine, etc. The resource closing to our daily reading material help me develop a great more fun to read English articles. Some people play Sudoku while they are bored, I play!!!!
Tuesday February 21st 2012, 3:03 PM
Comment by: Pradeep D.
Awesome application.. It is much faster than the main challenge.
What I liked the most is that we can proceed to the next question by pressing space bar after we get the answer right.
Could we also see this modification on the main challenge. It will be just too good.. :)
Friday April 27th 2012, 11:32 AM
Comment by: Naman G.
Hey, I love this website. Just love it. Just the thing I needed to learn words. Just one question, is it possible to remove the 'Spelling Questions' in the 'Learning Lists'?
I am taking an exam in which I only have to choose between words and not spell them out. More than few words have the same meaning hence the spelling app is not good for me.

Help needed, thanks.
Monday July 22nd 2013, 4:48 AM
Comment by: Ben (India)
Tuesday September 13th 2016, 9:16 PM
Comment by: Jes (Philippines)
this website must have an mobile application version!!
Friday September 16th 2016, 11:49 AM
Comment by: Kirill M. (Russian Federation)
I claim to develop a Spelling Bee application for iOS ! This will be great!

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