English can be a very difficult language to spell. Many words are pronounced one way but spelled another.

For example, take the word sugar. It starts with an 's' but is pronounced 'sh'.

The word school is spelled with a 'ch' but makes a sound like 'k'.


Here are a few more examples of common exception words:

Door, great, bath, hour, sure

These words are called exceptions. They don't follow the usual spelling rules.

The only way to remember them is to memorise them. 

Are you ready to test your memory?

Let's see if you can find the correct spelling for the following words.

Here is an example:

Choose the correct spelling.


The correct spelling is door.