Sharpen up your spelling

The Christmas period is all about taking it easy but a week of mind-numbing holiday films and over-indulgence can be enough to turn the sharpest brains to mush. If you need to get your brain cells working again but can’t quite face the new Advanced Suduko book Auntie sent you, have a go at the spelling challenges on the Times Spelling Bee web site.

Use speakers or a headset to hear the words and see how many you can get through before you get one wrong. It’s surprisingly hard to get a straight run.

Also useful for bored children.

Times Online Spelling Bee