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Most common spelling mistakes at level B1 and B2

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Most common spelling mistakes

Below are the most common spelling mistakes at CEFR Level B1 and B2. These spelling mistakes are taken from the learner corpus which analyses candidates’ scripts from all over the world. Do your learners make the same mistakes? Or are there different words that are difficult for them?

Please note: We have used British usage of spellings but American usage, for example, is acceptable in our exams. Candidates must use a particular variety of English with some degree of consistency in areas such as spelling, and not, for example, switch from using a British spelling of a word to an American spelling of the same word.

Top 5 misspelled verbs, nouns and adjectives at level B1:

Verbs
1. receive
2. decided
3. recommend
4. want
5. think

Nouns
1. centre
2. accommodation
3. business
4. conference
5. programme

Adjectives
1. beautiful
2. interesting
3. grateful
4. different
5. quiet

Top 5 misspelled verbs, nouns and adjectives at level B2:

Verbs
1. recommend
2. received
3. think
4. appreciate
5. believe

Nouns
1. advertisement
2. accommodation
3. programme
4. environment
5. centre

Adjectives
1. convenient
2. necessary
3. comfortable
4. available
5. interesting

Written by cambridgeenglishde

January 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

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