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LEO's Spelling Bee Competition 2016

kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!!Posts: 7,606 mod
edited January 5 in Words Words Words
Hi LEO folks! Happy new year to all of you! As part of my first forum anniversary celebration here in LEO network, I'll be spearheading a Spelling Bee competition for 4 sessions only. Please feel free to refer below for the rules/instructions:

1. LEO members should register the day before the competition date(s). This will be strictly followed to avoid interruptions during the session proper.
2. Only 2 attempts will be given to participants each word to be fair with others. The second attempt will be considered in case of internet connection issues OR if the participant requests the Spelling Bee Announcer(me) to pronounce the word again.
3. The session will be one hour only. Rest assured that the words that will be given out will be equally distributed to the total number of participants. In the event that the one-hour session isn't enough, the Spelling Bee Announcer will be extending the session time.
4. The competition will be handled via Skype so please send your Skype IDs to me or @Lynne so we can add you in the chat room.
5. Easy-Hard words will be dished out to LEO participants. Rest assured that word difficulties will be equally distributed as well.
6. After each session, I will share the total tally of scores with respect to each participant.
7. Scores from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th sessions will be consolidated. The LEO member who will get the highest number of scores will be declared the winner.
8. Scoring:
Easy: 1 point
Difficult: 2 points
Hard: 3 points
9. The winner will be declared as LEO's Spelling Bee Master 2016.
10. Prize?
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Special thanks to @abhishekb9099 for his creative piece of artwork. ;)

See you there LEO folks!!! Godspeed! :innocent:
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  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,170 ✭✭✭✭
    OMG! :( :/ :'( :* :|
    From 9th of January, i have semester exam!
    I really want to be a participant!
    Ok ! we can't do everything! I will join the last two round if it is possible according to rules!
    on 22 and 29 of January!

    All the very best to all the participants.

    thanks @kindgnice for initiating this competition.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Sure my Dost. @mohit_singh
    See you there soon!
    Good luck with your exams! ;)
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    @mohit_singh
    Good luck with your semester exams!
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    Good luck Mohit.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    Kindgnice, what spelling will you accept - BrE / NAmE or both?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    I'm okay with both, but I prefer more the NAmE. :) @Lynne
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    To all LEO folks, please take note of the competition dates as shown below:

    January 8, 2016
    January 15, 2016
    January 22, 2016
    January 29, 2016

    1PM Philippines Time

    You may also check them out from this link as well:

    http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

    ;)
  • Shiny03Shiny03 Posts: 2,762 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll have to prepare ten years to join a spelling bee competition. Is being a listener accepted?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    I'm pretty sure you can spell the words as well @Shiny03. :)
    Yes you can join as a listener. ;)
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    @kindgnice
    I suppose the first round has been finished, Did you have a good time?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    edited January 9
    Yes @takafromtokyo. However, my signal was kinda fluctuating last night. @abhishekb9099 has a good suggestion, I think I have to use computer shops for my succeeding sessions. :)
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    @kindgnice
    Great that you enjoyed yourself in hosting it. Hope the technical issues will clear out in the next round.
  • shriya_vaidya2011shriya_vaidya2011 Posts: 18 ✭✭
    @kindgnice
    I couldnot find dates in your message.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod

    @kindgnice

    I couldnot find dates in your message.

    Hello @shriya_vaidya2011. Have you tried visiting this link? :)
    http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    We just had our second Spelling Bee session last Sunday, 15th of January, together with @nidhii @kratika @Julee, thought I already had the partial scores, I'll have to ask the third hard word to Kratika to finalize the total scores gathered last Sunday. Will keep you posted LEO folks! :)
  • ZomZom Posts: 2,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Contrary to @Shiny03, I think I can spell. I'll join you on January 29. :D
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Yahoo! Thanks my best friend! See you there soon! ;) @Zom
  • smbalochsmbaloch Posts: 33 ✭✭
    Hi. I want to join but I have missed the privous sessions. Is that would be ok.
  • sauravkrsauravkr Posts: 23 ✭✭
    Oh I missed it!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    smbaloch wrote: »
    Hi. I want to join but I have missed the privous sessions. Is that would be ok.

    @smbaloch @sauravkr

    Don't worry pals, you can still join us because the spelling session for tomorrow will be cancelled. I will ask @Lynne and @Aladdin to reschedule the date next week. See you there! ;)
  • nidhiinidhii Posts: 738 ✭✭✭✭
    @kindgnice It's a pleasure to attain this competition.I am happy that you have organised this competition. I like it
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    @nidhii said:

    @kindgnice It's a pleasure to attain this competition.I am happy that you have organised this competition. I like it

    Thank you very much Nidhii for joining us throughout the 4 sessions. :)
  • ZomZom Posts: 2,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can't agree more with @nidhii. Hats off to you for organizing them @kindgnice. :D

    Now, when will be the next competition? There will ne more this year, won't it?


  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,170 ✭✭✭✭
    I think I need to practice more for this competition. I think most of the word is going way above my head :D :D .
    Hats off to you guys @abhishekb9099 @Zom @nidhii
    BTW, this red handed inconvenience is a great idea @kindgnice
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    @kindgnice
    Incredible job on hosting the event!!
    I'm sooooo happy for you!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    Zom said:

    Can't agree more with @nidhii. Hats off to you for organizing them @kindgnice. :D

    Now, when will be the next competition? There will ne more this year, won't it?


    It will be next year again, for 2017 competition, hopefully... :) @Zom
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod

    I think I need to practice more for this competition. I think most of the word is going way above my head :D :D .

    Hats off to you guys @abhishekb9099 @Zom @nidhii

    BTW, this red handed inconvenience is a great idea @kindgnice

    We hope to see you there next year @mohit_singh. :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod

    @kindgnice

    Incredible job on hosting the event!!

    I'm sooooo happy for you!

    Thank you Taka-san! Hope to see you there next year as well! :)
  • ZomZom Posts: 2,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Okay @kindgnice, this gives me some time to learn how to recognize English sounds and their different spelling. Tough, tough, tough for a French one. ;)
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