What is a spelling bee?


Spelling bees or competitions are very popular in the USA. Young people take part in local and regional tournaments to qualify for the national championship.

The word 'bee' here is an old American one to describe a gathering of people. Its origin is disputed.

The winner of the Scripps national spelling bee: 13 year-old Arvind Mahankali

Listening comprehension for English language students: Interview with winner of 2010 Spelling Bee

Most Common Spelling Errors