How Do You Spell A Word?

My daughter had a spelling exam and their teacher let them spell the word she pronounced as "wither".

She asked her teacher what she means but her teacher did not mind her because it was an exam.

So she spelled the word as how she heard her teacher - wither.

The result – she misspelled the word.

Confused? Well, what their teacher really meant was "weather" and not "wither".

She complained to me that their teacher does not know how to pronounce the words correctly so she got wrong in their exam.

I just told my daughter, "Next time, you ask your teacher to use the word in a sentence so that no matter how she wrongly pronounces the word, at least you know what the word she needs you to spell".

I was left wondering how their teacher could effectively teach when she can't even correctly pronounce some simple English words. Well, some (or many?) teachers need REAL refinement on this aspect.

1 comment:

  1. LOL...I guess the teacher needs to take some supplemental English classes, no? It all depends. I had to write a paper on English and its uses in the Philippines, and studies showed that some areas, particularly in rural places, lacked appropriate teaching materials, and some books weren't printed correctly. There were other factors, of course, especially the educator's qualifications, but it's understandable when English isn't the first language.

    Take me, for example: English is my first language, so when I try to speak Tagalog, I end up butchering the language. I tried to speak Tagalog to my cousin (whose English isn't so great), and she couldn't do anything but laugh on the phone because she said I pronounce everything funny. LOL.