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Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.


Spelling can be challenging in English due to the many exceptions and irregularities in the language. These Activities are designed to help you improve your spelling skills by learning and practicing commonly misspelled words. The exercises will help you to identify patterns and rules in spelling, and to memorize the correct spellings of words. By participating in these Activities, you will have a better chance of spelling words correctly in your written English.


It can be challenging to compile a comprehensive list of the "most difficult to spell" words in the English language because spelling is a subject that can be difficult for individuals for a variety of reasons. However, in this challenge you will be presented with ten English words that are frequently noted as being particularly challenging to spell. Do you think you have what it takes to correctly spell all ten words, and to outperform other students from around the globe by placing yourself at the top of the leaderboard?

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It's difficult to determine a definitive list of the "most difficult to spell" English words, as spelling can be challenging for different people for various reasons. Here are ten English words that are commonly cited as being difficult to spell:

Definitely spelt D. e. f. i. n. i. t. e. l. y.

Embarrass spelt E. m. b. a. double r. a. double s

Conscience spelt C. o. n. s. c. i. e. n. c. e.

Occurrence spelt O. double c. u. double r. e. n. c. e.

Separate spelt S. e. p. a. r. a. t. e.

Acquaintance spelt A. c. q. u. a. i. n. t. a. n. c. e.

Rhythm spelt R. h. y. t. h. m.

Acquit spelt A. c. q. u. i. t.

Bureau spelt B. u. r. e. a. u.

Gauge spelt G. a. u. g. e.

However, it's important to note that spelling can be challenging for different people for different reasons, and what may be difficult for one person may not be for another.

Let’s look at some examples of sentences that incorporate these ten challenging spelling words.


Definitely, I will be at the meeting tomorrow.

I will definitely remember this embarrassing occurrence for the rest of my life.


I was embarrassed when I tripped in front of everyone.

I was so embarrassed when I accidentally spilled coffee on my shirt and left a huge spot that everyone in the room could see.


My conscience won't let me cheat on the test.

After much contemplation, my conscience told me to return the extra money I found to its rightful owner.


This occurrence is very rare, it has only happened once before.

The heavy rain caused a rare occurrence of flooding in the normally dry desert.


We need to separate the recyclables from the rubbish.

The scientist was able to separate the chemical compound into its individual elements using advanced technology.


I met my acquaintance at the park this morning.

I was pleased to make the acquaintance of the new neighbour, who seemed like a kind and intelligent person.


The rhythm of the music made it hard to concentrate.

The singer's voice had a unique rhythm that set him apart from the rest.


The court acquitted him of all charges.

Despite the overwhelming evidence against him, the defendant was acquitted of all charges due to a flaw in the prosecution's case.


The bureau is responsible for issuing passports.

The bureau's investigation acquitted the suspect of any wrongdoing.


I need to gauge how much water to add to the pot.

I had to gauge the amount of flour carefully to ensure the recipe turned out perfectly.

 Here is a sentence that includes all ten words:

Learning a language like English definitely embarrasses my conscience when I struggle with the rhythm and separate occurrences of new words and grammar, but with enough practice and the help of an acquaintance or a language learning bureau, I am confident that I will eventually acquit myself and gauge my progress.

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