Words to watch out for

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Why learn about words to watch out for?

Take extra care when spelling words which sound similar (homophones), like ‘their’ and ‘there’.

Quick tips for tutors

Words to watch out for includes:

  • Silent letters.
  • Homophones.
  • Word endings -tion, -cian, -sion.
  • Words that look similar.


What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.

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