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Another Neat Online “Spelling Bee”


I posted about a new online Spelling Bee earlier this week that I thought would have some value for English Language Learners. Now, I’ve just learned about another one that looks very good. Marc Tinkler, one of its developers, alerted me about its existence.

It’s the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee.

You don’t have to register to play, and it automatically adapts to your spelling ability. It remembers which words you got right and wrong and quizzes you periodically on words at your spelling level that you spelled incorrectly in the past. A human voice, and not a computerized one, says the words. Plus, it shows you a diagram of similar words.

It doesn’t give you a sentence example using the word, but I guess you can’t have everything…

I’ll be adding the link to my website under Spelling.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. How cool! I love the Visual Thesaurus, but haven’t visited since they added this feature. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I tried several times to use this, but no word nor sound could be elicited.
    I use a Mac so I wonder if it is a Mac-related compatability issue.

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