Oxford Dictionaries Online releases Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge 2.0

Top Quote Oxford Dictionaries Online has released a new spelling challenge that tests if you know how to spell certain tricky words like 'embarrassment', 'surprised', and 'disappearance'. The popular Oxford Dictionaries word game has three levels of difficulty (tricky, difficult, and fiendish), so the spelling challenge is ideal whether you're a spelling aficionado or looking to improve your skills. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 24, 2013 - Oxford Dictionaries Online has released a new spelling challenge game that is guaranteed to test your spelling: Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge 2.0. The language game helps users learn how to spell interesting words. Players must listen to an audio clip and type in the correct spelling; audio clips are available with both British English pronunciation and American English pronunciation. For more information, visit http://oxforddictionaries.com or call +44(0) 1865 556767

    "We wanted to update the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge because we have seen how much Oxford Dictionaries Online users enjoy word challenges, word games, and learning how to spell interesting words. The original Spelling Challenge was the most popular quiz on the website," said Daniel Stewart, Head of Marketing for Oxford Dictionaries. "Whether you are a keen crossword solver or a student, spelling correctly is essential when writing English. Taking this word challenge on Oxford Dictionaries Online is a fun way to learn how to spell the trickiest words in the English language and play a language game at the same time!"

    "Certain words in the English language prove trickier to spell than other words," said Mr Stewart. "The first edition of the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge tested common misspellings such as 'dissapoint' instead of 'disappoint', 'ocurred' instead of 'occurred', and 'definately' instead of 'definitely'. The Oxford Dictionaries editors selected hundreds of new hard-to-spell words for this spelling challenge in order to help Oxford Dictionaries Online users identify common misspellings and learn how to spell correctly. If you've ever wondered 'How do you spell separate?' or 'How do you spell embarrassing?', this is the best word game for you."

    About Oxford Dictionaries
    Oxford Dictionaries is part of Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford. The Oxford Dictionaries website provides a free online dictionary of current English. This online dictionary features Oxford definitions of words, along with advice on correct grammar, British spelling and American spelling, and punctuation, plus guidelines to help people to improve their English usage. The site also includes free online bilingual dictionaries in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. With one click, translate English-French / French-English, English-German / German-English, English-Italian / Italian-English, or English-Spanish / Spanish-English.

    As well as the online dictionary the site offers word games including the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling challenge game, a vocabulary quiz section, crosswords, a crossword solver and anagram solver, and an FAQ section that answers questions like 'How many words are there in the English Language?' Subscribers to the professional Oxford Dictionaries Pro website gain access to additional English language resources for writers, including an Oxford thesaurus.

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    Daniel Stewart
    Head of Marketing
    Oxford Dictionaries
    Oxford University Press
    Great Clarendon Street
    OX2 6DP
    United Kingdom
    odo.press ( @ ) oxforddictionaries dot com
    +44(0) 1865 556767

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