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A little help please

First of all thank you everyone for such lovely comments on my first post. My best wishes for all of you to reach your goals too.

My daughter is participating in inter-school spelling bee next month (November). There are going to be the usual buzzer round, rapid fire round etc. and my daughter and her teachers are working hard for its preparation. What we are having trouble with is the Topic round in which she has to choose 3 topics out of

World Politics & Economy

Science and technology

Arts and Culture (dance, music, theatre, drama, etc.)

Words of Foreign Origin (Spanish, Latin, French, German etc.)


from which she has to answer 4-5 words each. (i think it is 3 topics, 5 words each and bonus points if all are answered correctly)

This could actually be the make or break round because the hardest words come in this section and since this is our first time,l we have no clue from where to learn.

My request from anyone who can help is to guide us to a website or an online book/dictionary where we can find words under each topic listed together or any help, tips, suggestions that we can follow.

Age category 14-17 years

Thank you. (and I wish we had an Education category )

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bestwriter wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:01 AM

I think the category 'tutorials' will take care of 'education' as well. I found a site that might help not exactly the way you want it but could help your child in some way

Dawnwriter wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:08 AM

Thanks and I don't know why Space is not working in my posts. There are so many words clumped together.

idyll wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:49 AM

I tried to search at google but I couldn't find the relevant links. Sorry that I can't help you this time.

Dawnwriter wrote on October 30, 2014, 5:55 AM

It's alright . I am grateful that you tried:-)

bestwriter wrote on October 30, 2014, 6:46 AM

It happens even to me even though I type correctly. Don't worry everyone will understand.

LoudMan wrote on October 30, 2014, 9:37 AM

An education category could be a stroke-of-genius! While I'm at a loss for any online resources, I would suggest, when a word is a challenge to spell, visualizing the word helps to spell it correctly. Good luck in the competition. Let us know when she wins.

Feisty56 wrote on October 30, 2014, 10:27 AM

I don't have direct knowledge of any particular resource, but these are resources I found when checking Google -- which I know you can do yourself, but will put the link here for what I found: Perhaps someone here will be able to point you somewhere specifically.

Good luck to your daughter!

Dawnwriter wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:34 AM

I noticed that you used the words "when she wins" Thank you for such high note of confidence but for that she has to work hard and i have to pray hard and then if God wills, she will win Insha'Allah.

LoudMan wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:45 AM

Well, pray if you wish to. But, to help her visualize the spelling of any given word, she needs to simply close her eyes and turn them up towards the center of her brow, as i she's looking up. That's the region our eyes access visualizations the easiest. Spelling is a visual skill. :)

Dawnwriter wrote on October 31, 2014, 1:59 AM

I am sharing every word written here with her. It is all these tips and tricks that make the difference. Thank you and win or lose, I will definitely share the news with my PP friends.

Dawnwriter wrote on October 31, 2014, 2:54 AM

Thank you so much Your link took mt to some other links and now I have been able to compile a long list of words for my daughter to go through. At least now i have a sense of direction.