September has arrived and brought along the most exciting moment of the year: the SPELLING BEE! Microcamp and ABC have promoted this contest for 2 years now and it has reached the third year. I know what it is to be filled with excitement to meet Disney World, and since I was the very first winner I have some tips for you guys to try out!
First of all: The alphabet
This is the tool you have to beat the Spelling Bee. The alphabet should and must be in the core of your brain and on the tip of your tongue!
Let’s practice! ALPHABET VIDEO: alphabet
The second tip is to help you memorize words.
Write them down while you’re spelling them. Slowly, you should memorize some and be able to spell them without writing them.
But remember, you won’t be allowed to write words in the contest, so this is only to help you memorize words and shouldn’t be used as a tool in the contest.
The third tip is for you to use while you’re spelling.
Short words should be easy to spell, but the long ones are tricky!
You can break the word into shorter parts and spell syllable by syllable.
Ex: The word CONVERSATION, spell it like: C O N – V E R – S A – T I O N.
This way it gets a lot easier because you are going to spell “words” of 3 or 2 letters only.
The forth and last tip is to always, ask for both a definition and an example of the word.
Even if you know what the word is, just ask for it. For two reasons: firstly, to make sure that that word is actually the word you think it is, and to have some time to spell it mentally and calm yourself down.
Focus on the mouth of the person who is going to say the word to be spelled. If you see the tongue while he or she is saying it, be sure that somewhere in that word there is a TH.
This should help you, but most of all have fun and practice it a lot so you can enjoy the beautiful and fantastic lands of DISNEY WORLD!
Good luck and best wishes!
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