Boost Your Spelling and Listening Skills with WORD MUSCLE
Why this tool can help you
Improve your spelling, fast!
This new tool will say all the words you spell incorrectly.
Input all the words you are struggling to spell, and then type what you hear.
If you fail it will automatically test you again, and again until you’ve mastered them.
You can also improve your listening skills by uploading new vocabulary lists and then type what you hear.
It also accepts alphanumeric lists like postcodes -great for students who need to practise for English exams like the IELTS.
You can also use it to improve your listening and typing coordination skills – great for computer based English exams.
Instructions For Improving Your Spelling
Start on the left-hand side of the screen and copy paste the list of words you want to learn how to spell correctly.
You can find an immense list of topic specific vocabulary lists from this page, ranging from climate to change to covid.
After hitting start, the tool will say the word and then you spell it by typing each letter.
If you type it incorrectly the screen flashes red and it will show you the word and you type exactly what you see.
It will then test you again until you get it right a few times in a row.
To restart the test just hit refresh and it will take you back to where you started.
Instructions For Improving Your Listening
Here we use the right-hand side and choose from practising letters, numbers, or both.
At the top you can adjust the speed of delivery and the length.
You can also choose made up words and more advanced number combinations including doubles and triples.
I found this part exceptionally useful because you find yourself “holding” the information in your head while listening and typing simultaneously.
Developing this skill is not only essential for understanding a language but invaluable for computer based English tests.
This tool was originally built by one of our IELTS students, Kiril, in a classic case of “scratch your own itch”.
Kiril realised and he needed to improve both his spelling and listening skills for the IELTS exam and being a smart coder built this great tool!
After hearing countless students struggling to simultaneously write and type in the computer based IELTS test Ben realised this tool could help solve this problem.
At the moment it is limited to American pronunciation, and may sound a little unnatural.
We are currently working to add better text to speech engines, and also adding a range of accents from standard British to South African.
If you want to specifically test UK postcodes you can post them into the box, but just don’t add spaces because it gets a little confused.