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    spelling relay ???????????

    hi all!

    can anyone tell me what are spelling relays and give me some examples??

    please

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    Re: spelling relay ???????????

    Quote Originally Posted by arabica View Post
    hi all!

    can anyone tell me what are spelling relays and give me some examples??

    please
    I've never heard it called that, but it could well be a game/exercise that works like this: The first person says a letter - say P. The next says another that forms part of a possible word but doesn't complete it - A (but not B,C,D...). The next does the same - G. And so on: [P-A-G] A. The next player has to avoid N (which would make a complete word), but may not know any of the options here: paga?* - OneLook Dictionary Search (as I didn't). [There are a few possible here (like 'pagamento' or 'pagasetic') but they're unlikely to be acceptable in an ESL classroom.]

    The third player in this case might have said 'R'; with any luck someone else in the class would have ruled this out as completing a word: par. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

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    Last edited by BobK; 21-Nov-2007 at 13:43. Reason: Corrected the scrambled conditional in the last sentence!

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