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Topic Reading-Vol.2615-6/9/2019

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2019/06/09 Topic Reading-Vol.2615-6/9/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

A historic win. The National Spelling Bee has not one — but 8 champions

The National Spelling Bee is a youth competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words. This contest is intended to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop proper English usage that will help them their lives. The annual competition has been held since 1925, except the war years, and this year, 562 contestants gathered and competed in National Harbor, Maryland. On May 30, after five rounds of preliminary competitions that eliminated 34 contestants, 16 finalists advanced to the final rounds. After the 20th round in over three hours, the competition organizer was the only one that finally lost the competition. Eight finalists answered all the challenging spellings posed to them and the 92nd competition resulted in an unprecedented eighth-way tie. They all looked very happy sharing the honorable title together. Besides the honor and joy, each “Octo-champs” earned 50,000 dollars prize.

Can you imagine what kind of words they spelled correctly? Omphalopsychite, Geeldikkop, and auftaktigkeit are just a few examples, none of which was recognized by the ordinary spellchecker.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about these miraculous champions.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/31/sport/scripps-national-spelling-bee-winner/index.html

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