Do you want to know how to remember
and learn difficult words?

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How to Remember and Learn Spellings.

Do you get annoyed with yourself when you're trying to spell the perfect word that you need in an email and can't remember how to spell it?

Writing an email, comment, text, essay, report, job application, complaint letter, thank you letter is about expressing yourself clearly, in business, with friends, with humour, anger, love... Getting your point of view across is so important and poor spelling can stop you from doing that. 

Do you want to know how to remember difficult spellings?

Want to know a secret about spelling? Good spellers use all sorts of ways and strategies to help them remember spellings, and memory tricks is one of them.

You can use memory tricks to help you remember tricky words like necessary, accommodation, believe etc. You might not use these words all the time but when you need them you can use tricks to help remember the difficult bits in the word.


Spelling Strategy No: 1 - Using memory tricks

According to the Oxford Dictionary website there are plenty of words that follow spelling rules but "there are some tricky words you just have to learn like necessary and rhythm". But they don’t tell you how you can learn these 'tricky words'. 

Using spelling strategies to remember words is one of the most important aspects of spelling.

To remember a spelling you have to keep writing the word, but if you have problems with it then use a memory trick to fix it in your brain.

Memory tricks could be words-within-words, rhymes, syllable breakdown, knowing the history of the word, any trick to help remember the spelling.

Maybe you have your own memory tricks to remember some of these spellings. If not I've made a video explaining all about how to learn and remember spellings.

The reason why I made this video is because I use memory tricks all the time especially for words like necessary, stationery or stationary, and there, their and they're. And I know how extremely useful using different ways and strategies to help remember difficult spellings is.

This video will be so useful and helpful for you. If not then I will give you your money back.
In the video you'll learn how to remember words such as


Let’s look at the problems most people (even university students)  have with some of these words, and then the strategies for remembering them.


Other people’s memory tricks are useful but if you invent your own it means the process of coming up with one will help fix it in your brain.


People usually know the beginning and endings of words, they understand the patterns  –ation, -ary, -ness but it’s the individual letters within the word that usually cause problems.


necessary  What a nightmare - is there one c and one s or two Cs and two Ss or two Cs and one s?

To remember we have a memory trick –

It’s necessary to have one collar and two sleeves - one c and two s 

how to spell necessary

embarrass/embarrassing/embarrassed - how many r's and s's?
She's so embarrassed she has 2 Red cheeks because she's too Shy Shy.


piece or peace?These are homophones which means they're the same sound but different meaning and different spellings. The computer will say yes it’s the correct spelling for either one but is the meaning right?

We have hundreds of homophones and we use memory tricks to help remember which is which. 

We can use the word within a word memory trick - a piece of pie.

Top Tip

*Always use lowercase in handwriting so you can see the shape of the words but use capitals for proper nouns American, Britain etc. BLOCK CAPITALS are hard to read and to write. Use BLOCK on forms only.

Learning Spelling Strategies and Memory Tricks will help boost your confidence, help you remember the spelling, and help you learn the difficult bits in the spelling.

In this online video on using Spelling Strategies and Memory Tricks:

  • you'll learn how to remember words that are important but always seem to get spelled wrong, even at university level.
  • you'll know how to spell necessary, stationary, believe, February, accommodation, beautiful...
  • you'll see the bits that people get wrong and then learn how to remember them.

It's packed with lots of information and I can guarantee you'll find it useful because I use these strategies and love them.

Get instant online access to my Spelling Strategies Video now for only £3.


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Recent Comments: 

Thank you so much. I loved your video on spelling strategies
necessary - one collar two sleeves
stationery = e for envelopes, pens

Wow! I can't believe after only a few minutes watching your video
i can do this - 50 years I've waited to feel happy to even look at how words are constructed

Your voice is so encouraging and doesn't sound condescending at all
Once again many thanks

Ali x

PS I did have a little weep as it took me back to being 7 year old child not being able to do it - now i'm on my way - !!!!

"Thanks alot for your video. I got about a lot wrong the first time - necessary, February, business, assistant, accommodation, believe, --- but then when I watched the video again, stopping to write the words down as I went, I did the test again and got them all right A.S.

I don't know what is wrong with me, but all my life I have been a bad speller. Maybe because I left school and did not stay in school. I just did not know the tricks. But those memory tricks in your video helped a great deal.
Thanks heaps for the vid. It was really great." Joseph 
PS - By the way I scored 13/16 on the spelling test - Wrote one 'm' in 'accommodation' instead of two, wrote 'a' instead of 'e' in 'stationery' and wrote one 's' instead of two in 'embarrassed'!! Thanks for all your tips!  :-)/\:-) high five  Denise

"I had to write and show my appreciation, thank you so much for an excellent programme. It's fun and highly enjoyable." C.M.

"You explain things rather well.I just never took the time to learn to spell correctly. I am 56 years old and I am just now taking the time to do so, I am retired for five years now and work when I want too."

I am a SfL teacher teaching in Adult Ed (publicly funded) and would like to use your videos in my work. Is that ok, are there copyright restrictions on your materials? Obviously the source and your rights as the author will always be acknowledged. They are terrific materials and you’ve clearly put in a lot of work, the videos are very well put together, well done and thanks for your help.  Ruth S