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Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus 2022

CREST International Spell Bee 2022 is India's first online class 1-8 spelling assessment that assesses students based on English language meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Spell Bee competition is the foundation of our language skills, as spelling is essential to comprehend things.

CSB Syllabus 2021

International Spell Bee syllabus for classes 1 to 8 is listed with all the important topics to be prepared.

CSB Highlights

Here are the highlights of the CREST International Spell Bee conducted by CREST Olympiads.

Highlights and Syllabus Details for CSB 2021-22

Particulars

Details

Registration fees

INR 225

Exam duration

1 Hour

Sections

  • Section-1: Spell Bee (55 minutes)
  • Section-2: Rapid Fire (5 minutes)

Mode of examination

Online

CSB Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

The table below shows the CREST International Spell Bee exam pattern for levels 1 and 2.

CSB Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme 2021-22
Section Name Section Details No. of Questions per Class

1st & 2nd

3rd & 4th

5th & 6th

7th & 8th

Spell-o-Spell

Test your spelling skills

8

6

6

6

Word Connection

Find antonyms, synonyms, masculine, feminine, and other alternative words

8

12

8

8

Word Makeup

Identify the right suffix, prefix, and compound words

-

9

10

10

Mingle-Mangle

Form meaningful words from jumbled letters

4

3

3

3

PictureSpeak

Answer image-based questions

4

3

3

3

Word Cookie

Catch single letter spelling errors

12

7

10

10

Word Melody

Write correct words based on phonetics

- -

4

4

Word Ensemble

Check your knowledge of idioms, proverbs, etc.

- -

8

8

Mathlish

Identify incorrect words while having fun with Maths

- -

8

8

Word Chain

Link words based on a certain sequence

4

- - -

Rapid Fire

Hear and write the spelling of words quickly

-

20

20

20

Grand Total

-

40

60

80

80

CREST International Spell Bee Syllabus

Approximately 80% of the level 1 questions will be taken from the list of terms given below. A word list for the level 2 exam is not provided. Students will be competing with your peers across India and abroad.

CSB Class 1 Syllabus

Variety of questions based on the following word list are asked in the international Spell Bee competition. Up to 20% of the questions may have words outside of the below list. Given below are the topics and words for class 1.

Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus For Class 1

Topic

Words

Animals

Alligator, bear, bull, camel, cat, cow, crab, deer, donkey, elephant, fish, fox, frog, goat, horse, lion, monkey, mouse, ox, pig, rabbit, shark, sheep, snail, tiger, turtle, wolf, yak, and zebra

Birds

Cock, crane, crow, dove, duck, eagle, goose, hen, owl, parrot, peacock, pigeon, sparrow, swan, and turkey

Animals: homes, young ones, and sound

Bear-cub, bee-buzz, buffalo-grunt, camel-desert, cat-kitten, cat-meow, cow-calf, crow-caw, deer-fawn, frog-croak, horse-colt, lion-roar, mouse-burrow, parrot-cage, pigeon-coo, and sheep-baa

Colours

Black, blue, brown, green, khaki, orange, pink, purple, red, violet, white, and yellow

Body parts

Arm, cheek, chest, chin, ear, eye, finger, hair, hand, knee, leg, lip, mouth, nail, neck, nose, teeth, and tongue

Food items

Biscuit, bread, butter, carrot, cheese, chilli, chocolate, corn, egg, maize, milk, pasta, potato, rice, salad, salt, sandwich, sauce, soup, sugar, tea, and tomato

Household items

Bowl, chair, cooker, cooler, flask, glass, hanger, heater, jug, kitchen, lamp, mirror, mug, napkin, needle, plate, spoon, table, and towel

Occupation

Actor, artist, cook, dancer, dentist, doctor, driver, farmer, nurse, painter, pilot, policeman, postman, sailor, singer, soldier, tailor, teacher, waiter, and writer

Relationships

Aunt, brother, child, children, daddy, father, mother, parent, sister, son, uncle, and wife

Trees, plants, flowers, or fruits

Apple, bamboo, banana, banyan, berry, coconut, cotton, grain, grape, lemon, lily, lotus, mango, marigold, oak, olive, orange, palm, papaya, pine, rose, and watermelon

Clothing

Belt, boot, boots, cap, coat, frock, gown, hat, jeans, pants, sandals, shirt, shoes, shorts, slippers, socks, suit, and tie

Science

Aeroplane, air, animal, branch, climate, cloth, cloud, drain, flower, gas, heat, hygiene, jungle, leaf, liquid, matter, mountain, natural, nature, nest, pencil, people, plant, rainbow, root, school, season, solid, stem, and volcano

Adjectives

Active, afraid, beautiful, better, big, bitter, brave, bright, calm, careless, different, dull, empty, favourite, flat, giant, huge, hungry, joyful, little, loud, naughty, nervous, pretty, proud, quick, quiet, ripe, sharp, tall, tasty, tired, warm, and young

Verbs

Aim, bake, bathe, bleed, bring, check, climb, continue, crawl, create, cross, cry, dance, decorate, describe, destroy, dream, drink, enjoy, float, guess, imagine, jump, laugh, learn, listen, play, pretend, prick, read, recite, scream, shout, sing, sleep, stick, study, swing, talk, throw, trick, trouble, wake, wipe, wish, write, and yawn

Synonyms

Afraid-scared, big-large, blank-empty, calm-silent, crawl-move, create-build, evil-bad, giant-huge-large, hide-cover, learn-study, merry-happy, pretty-beautiful, and wash-clean

Antonyms

Above-below, bad-good, big-small, brave-fearful, clean-dirty, clever-stupid, continue-stop, dark-bright, empty-full, fat-thin, happy-sad, in-out, joy-sorrow, late-early, laugh-cry, listen-ignore, poor-rich, quiet-noisy, slow-fast, up-down, and warm-cold

Double letter words

Balloon, beep, bell, breeze, cell, coffee, door, egg, feel, food, kitten, letter, marry, merry, pattern, puzzle, ribbon, riddle, ripple, scissors, speech, summer, toffee, tool, tree, umbrella, and wheel

CSB Class 2 Syllabus

A variety of questions based on the following word list can be expected in the CSB Exam. In section 2, the Spell Bee is conducted as a rapid-fire section where students listen to audio and write word spelling. The section will be based on the list of words mentioned here. The syllabus also includes a word list in classes 1, and up to 20% of the questions may have words outside the above list.

Given below are the topics and words for class 2:

Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus For Class 2

Topic

Words

Animals

Buffalo, cheetah, chimpanzee, giraffe, gorilla, hare, hippopotamus, jaguar, kangaroo, leopard, pony, and squirrel

Birds

Canary, hornbill, hummingbird, kingfisher, kiwi, magpie, ostrich, robin, vulture, and woodpecker

Insects

Ant, beetle, butterfly, caterpillar, cockroach, grasshopper, honeybee, housefly, spider, and worm

Animals: homes, young ones, and sound

Bear-growl, cow-moo, dog-bark, donkey-bray, duck-quack, elephant-trumpet, fox-cub, goat-bleat, horse-neigh, horse-stable, lion-cave, monkey-infant, mouse-squeak, owl-owlet, pig-grunt, sheep-lamb, and sheep-shed

Body parts

Calf, claw, elbow, eyebrow, eyelash, foot, forehead, heel, jaw, nostril, ribs, shoulder, stomach, toe, and wings

Relationships

Classmate, cousin, daughter, family, grandchild, grandfather, grandmother, grandparent, grandson, and husband

Food items

Burger, cabbage, cereal, cookie, cupcake, honey, pumpkin, spice, and wheat

Trees, plants, flowers, or fruits

Blueberry, cauliflower, daisy, grapes, jasmine, peach, pear, pineapple, pomegranate, strawberry, sunflower, and tulip

Clothing

Gloves, jacket, scarf, skirt, stockings, sweater, trousers, and uniform

Everyday items

Basket, bench, bicycle, box, breakfast, brick, brush, bucket, building, carpet, carriage, chain, eraser, loaf, packet, picture, plank, prize, quilt, skate, spade, stack, stamp, tram, and water

Our environment

Church, circus, clown, court, crew, field, frost, game, garden, ground, lawn, magic, market, morning, park, place, prisoner, river, scrap, sea, shade, shadow, shape, shell, shower, smoke, space, splash, stone, string, thorn, track, window, and yard

Adjectives

Another, awake, bare, blind, blunt, bulky, careful, caring, clean, dark, dirty, eager, early, fair, firm, gentle, grey, happy, jolly, keen, kind, large, lazy, mad, plump, queer, sad, and second

Preposition/Adverbs

Always, behind, below, everywhere, from, inside, into, outside, quite, soon, then, there, through, until, upstairs, with, and yesterday

Verbs

Arrive, blow, bounce, burst, carry, chew, chirp, count, crash, decide, dive, draw, drive, enter, exit, finish, freeze, grunt, hear, help, hide, invite, join, leave, live, mend, pass, please, and push

Synonyms

Crash-smash, gentle-pleasant, giant-large, grow-cultivate, ill-sick, jog-run, listen-hear, little-small, lucky- fortunate, neat-tidy, puzzle-riddle, sack-bag, stout-fat, true-right, wise-clever, and wonder-amaze

Antonyms

Angry-rage, begin-finish, care-ignore, create-destroy, dream-reality, last-first, lazy-lively, noise-quiet, remember- forget, right-wrong, sell-buy, separate-combine, short-long, sour-sweet, start-stop, and thick-thin

Double letter words

Across, between, book, bottle, broom, bubble, cheer, cottage, creek, dinner, floor, fuss, kennel, nineteen, queen, success, village, and weed

CSB Class 3 Syllabus

A variety of questions based on the following word list can be expected in the CSB Exam. In section 2, the Spell Bee is conducted as a rapid-fire section where students listen to audio and write word spelling. The section will be based on the list of words mentioned here. The syllabus also includes a word list in classes 1-2, and up to 20% of the questions may have words outside the above list.

Given below are the topics and words for class 3:

Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus For Class 3

Topic

Words

Environment

Creature, forest, habitat, herd, insect, plateau, pollution, radish, region, stream, structure, thunder, turnip, and vegetable

Transport and communication

Adapter, cruise, desktop, dumper, ferry, helicopter, journey, keyboard, laptop, mobile, monitor, railway, ship, steamer, and vehicle

Body

Activity, muscle, and waist

Sports

Badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cricket, hockey, karate, and tennis

Emotions, requests, apology, or greetings

Angry, contempt, contentment, crying, disgust, excitement, fear, happiness, joy, sadness, surprise, and trust

Quantity

Fortnight, hundred, plenty, thousand, twelve, and various

Masculine and feminine

Actor-actress, author-authoress, brother-sister, bull-cow, father-mother, gander-goose, gentleman-lady, god-goddess, grandfather-grandmother, hunter-huntress, husband-wife, king-queen, landlord-landlady, lion-lioness, peacock-peahen, prince-princess, son-daughter, tiger-tigress, uncle-aunt, and waiter-waitress

Prefix

co(exist, pilot, etc.), dis(honest, like, etc), en(large, case, etc.), in(ability, active, etc.), non(sense, etc.), pre(paid, view, etc.), re(discover, do, etc.), sub(title, etc.), tele(vision, etc.), tri(angle, etc.), and un(friendly, happy, etc.)

Suffix (age, ed, ied, ful, ly)

break(age), cover(age), marr(iage), percent(age), post(age), laugh(ed), talk(ed), walk(ed), carr(ied), hurr(ied), stud(ied), worr(ied), cheer(ful), harm(ful), thank(ful), play(ful), brave(ly), kind(ly), lone(ly), love(ly), and slow(ly)

Adjectives

Childish, creeping, curly, destructive, difficult, domestic, enormous, entire, foolish, funny, heavy, interesting, lovely, magnificent, married, mighty, mischievous, playful, plump, precious, separate, silent, silly, slippery, sorry, square, suitable, thick, thirsty, whole, and worried

Adverbs

Angrily, beautifully, carefully, cheerfully, completely, correctly, definitely, entirely, extremely, fearfully, happily, heavily, lazily, lifelessly, opposite, perhaps, proudly, silently, smoothly, suddenly, surely, and totally

Verbs

Ache, admire, admit, amuse, annoy, arrange, believe, bore, bother, bounce, burrow, calculate, carve, chase, confuse, congratulate, consist, decide, discuss, disdain, divide, escape, excite, frighten, frown, frustrate, happen, haul, hurt, identify, improve, plunder, pounce, quarrel, receive, require, scold, shake, spoil, squeeze, struggle, suppose, twist, wonder, and wriggle

Synonyms

Accuse-blame, advantage-benefit, alike-same, ancient-old, annoy-irritate, ask-enquire, buy-purchase, childish-silly, garbage-trash, glitter-shiny, harsh-cruel, precious-valuable, quarrel-fight, and rich-wealthy

Antonyms

Accuse-defend, artificial - natural, attractive - repulsive, bother-calm, broad - narrow, confess-deny, delicate-hard, flutter-steady, foolish-wise, funny-boring, mighty-delicate, misery-happiness, prevent-allow, scold-praise, spend-save, tiny-big, and upset-joyful

Compound words

Aeroplane, afternoon, airport, bookshelf, bookstore, bookworm, campfire, candlestick, caveman, downward, haircut, handmade, headache, mailbox, newspaper, suitcase, sunglasses, supermarket, underground, upstream, and weekend

Words with silent letters

Acquit, autumn, breathe, business, column, communication, debt, doubt, freight, high, honest, hour, knead, knife, knock, know, patient, sigh, sign, stretch, wednesday, and whistle

Double letter words

Beer, beetle, between, cabbage, cobbler, cooking, crook, cucumber, difference, expression, feed, fellow, freeze, hobby, hood, hooked, indeed, jeep, looked, loose, passenger, pebble, puppet, room, rooster, shallow, sleeve, smooth, street, sweep, tooth, valley, volunteer, wedding, wood, and woollen

Plurals

  • Simply by adding 's' (e.g. pencil-pencils, apple-apples, parrot-parrots, etc.)
  • Adding 'es' to words ending in 'ch' (e.g. batch-batches, church-churches, speech-speeches, etc.)
  • Adding 'es' to words ending in 's', 'ss', 'x' or 'sh' (e.g. bush-bushes, glass-glasses, box-boxes, wish-wishes, etc.)
  • Adding 's' to words ending in 'y' with a vowel before (e.g. turkey-turkeys, chimney-chimneys, etc.)
  • Replacing 'y' with 'ies' for words ending in 'y' with a consonant before (e.g. city-cities, diary-diaries, etc.)
  • Substituting/adding letters (e.g. loaf-loaves, goose-geese, etc.)

Evil words (words likely to be spelt incorrectly)

Adventure, brownie, building, costume, diagram, dramatist, envelope, feather, feature, gardener, gesture, graduate, librarian, magazine, manual, nursery, phrase, rhythm, scout, shepherd, straight, treasure, and triumph

CSB Class 4 Syllabus

A variety of questions based on the following word list can be expected in the CSB Exam. In section 2, the Spell Bee is conducted as a rapid-fire section where students listen to audio and write word spelling. The section will be based on the list of words mentioned here. The syllabus also includes a word list in classes 1-3, and up to 20% of the questions may have words outside the above list.

Given below are the topics and words for class 4:

Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus For Class 4

Topic

Words

Education

Academic, alphabet, competition, curriculum, dialogue, discipline, experience, information, instruction, internship, jingle, knowledge, literature, recipient, scholar, scholarship, training, and tuition

Science and technology

Amphibian, animation, attraction, axis, biodiversity, biosphere, bookmark, compression, creature, cyberspace, deforestation, eclipse, ecology, ecosystem, environment, epicentre, equator, evolution, firewall, genetics, geology, gravity, interface, laboratory, malware, measure, ocean, planet, processor, radiation, renewable, resistor, resource, robotics, rotation, router, satellite, scientific, server, and transpiration

Clothing

Blanket, slacks, and sweatshirt

Aquatic life

Dugong, grouper, haddock, halibut, herring, prawn, puffin, seagull, seal, and waterweed

Occupation

Actress, author, blacksmith, businessman, carpenter, coach, electrician, engineer, fisherman, goldsmith, hairdresser, judge, lawyer, mason, mechanic, narrator, peon, plumber, politician, reporter, scientist, sportsman, surgeon, trainer, and wrestler

Sports

Archery, baseball, challenge, gymnastics, rugby, skateboarding, swimming, volleyball, weightlifting, and wrestling

Transport and communication

Conveyance, helicopter, motorcycle, roadway, tablet, and telephone

Abstract nouns

Courage, creativity, curiosity, delight, fearlessness, guilt, innocent, pleasure, pride, quietness, shame, and sorrow

Prefix

auto(close, pilot, etc.), dis(obey, respect, etc.), fore(cast, head, etc.), im(port, possible, etc.), in(ability, definite, etc.), mid(life, way, etc.), mis(behave, fortune, understand, etc.), pre(cast, determine, etc.), re(build, call, discover, etc.), semi(automatic, circle, final, etc.), sub(marine, merge, etc.), un(aware, close, conscious, etc.), and uni(directional, lateral, etc.)

Suffix (able, al, ance, ant, ence, est, ful, ial, ion, ish, ize, less, ly, st)

agree(able), accident(al), origin(al), politic(al), accept(ance), perform(ance), account(ant), contest(ant), differ(ence), exist(ence), refer(ence), infer(ence), fast(est), high(est), low(est), delight(ful), financ(ial), part(ial), president(ial), prevent(ion), child(ish), general(ize), modern(ize), hope(less), hopeful(ly), natural(ly), pleasant(ly), adamant(ly), bad(ly), and simple(st)

Adjectives

Appropriate, attentive, awake, blind, brief, creative, cruel, delicious, efficient, entire, essential, extraordinary, fluent, greedy, handsome, harsh, heroic, horrible, intelligent, invisible, peculiar, polite, queer, shabby, strange, and timid

Adverbs

Absolutely, accurately, adoringly, awkwardly, beneath, brutally, certainly, frequently, never, positively, previously, quickly, rapidly, urgently, warmly, and wishfully

Verbs

Accept, accuse, agree, argue, believe, blame, breathe, buckle, chatter, chirp, communicate, congratulate, consider, debate, discuss, elope, exclaim, gasp, gather, gaze, gleam, graze, hail, irritate, obey, observe, quarrel, rescue, search, shatter, tickle, twirl, understand, verify, and whisper

Synonyms

Ability-capacity, cease-stop, firm-strong, gather-collect, giggle-laugh, honest-faithful, horrible-terrible, interesting-exciting, mistake-error, opportunity-chance, plenty-abundance, reject-deny, reward-prize, round-circular, sincere-honest, stable-fixed, unfortunate-unlucky, wonderful-amazing, and wrong-incorrect

Antonyms

Bitter-sweet, decline-accept, defend-harm, definite-indefinite, exterior-interior, fail-succeed, forever-never, fortunate-unfortunate, gloomy-cheerful, greedy-charitable, healthy-diseased, intentional-accidental, merry-serious, patient-agitated, polite-rude, relax-stress, strange-familiar, triumph-fail, and ugly-beautiful

Compound words

beehive, blackmail, brainstorm, briefcase, copyright, crossword, earthquake, farmhouse, farmyard, father-in-law, fingerprint, french fry, full moon, hillside, ice cream, moonlight, notebook, raincoat, real estate, thunderstorm, toothpaste, video game, waistcoat, and wonderland

Words with silent letters

Ballet, bridge, champagne, colleague, column, edge, foreign, grudge, guard, heir, island, knit, knot, length, neighbour, often, receipt, strength, though, tongue, and wrist

Double letter words

Across, button, clatter, gossip, hurry, illicit, lagoon, loot, mammal, messy, offend, possible, programme, saddle, seepage, spree, summary, syllabus, and tariff

Masculine and feminine

Bachelor-maid, bridegroom-bride, dog-bitch, drake-duck, drone-bee, duke-duchess, emperor-empress, heir-heiress, hero-heroine, horse-mare, host-hostess, master-mistress, nephew-niece, poet-poetess, policeman-policewoman, priest-priestess, widower-widow, and wizard-witch

Evil words (words likely to be spelt incorrectly)

Accommodation, address, admittance, ancestor, anxiety, aquarium, bachelor, beginning, committee, computer, disappoint, necessary, plentiful, safety, and trespass

CSB Class 5 Syllabus

A variety of questions based on the following word list can be expected in the CSB Exam. In section 2, the Spell Bee is conducted as a rapid-fire section where students listen to audio and write word spelling. The section will be based on the list of words mentioned here. The syllabus also includes a word list in classes 1-4, and up to 20% of the questions may have words outside the above list.

Given below are the topics and words for class 5:

Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus For Class 5

Topic

Words

STEM words

Appliance, astronomy, atmosphere, broadcasting, canyon, celestial, communication, cosmic, cosmogony, cosmography, crust, degradation, density, electricity, equipment, erosion, extinct, gadget, galaxy, glacier, gravitation, joystick, landmass, livelihood, loam, magma, membrane, microscope, organism, oxygen, revolution, species, toxic, visual, and wildlife

Household items

Bedding, blanket, blender, blower, bookcase, ceiling, conditioner, dryer, geyser, mattress, microwave, refrigerator, and utensil

Agriculture

Agronomy, biofuel, breeding, cereal, decomposition, domestication, drought, fertilizer, gardening, harvest, insecticide, peasant, plantation, poultry, and textile

Government affairs

Account, allegiance, article, balance, ballot, budget, cabinet, census, chronicle, chronology, constitution, coordination, court, executive, freedom, judiciary, legislative, liberty, parliament, president, procedure, resemble, and strategy

Occupation

Accountant, architect, assistant astronomer, beautician, carpenter, chauffeur, engineer firefighter, hairdresser, historian, journalist, magician, and musician

Words from diary of a wimpy kid

Appetite, bouquet, brace, catalogue, complicate, considerate, disappoint, dismantle, embarrass, extinguisher, journal, popularity, ridiculous, scramble, scratch, and worthless

Prefix

anti(biotic, dote, etc.) de(escalate, frost, value, etc.) il(legal, logical, etc.), im(possible, etc.), ir(responsible, etc.), mono(chrome, tone, etc.), pre(determine, fix, etc.), re(affirm, discover, turn, etc.), semi(circle, final, etc.), super(star, etc.), trans(port, etc.), and tri(cycle, etc.)

Suffix (able, age, al, ant, ate, cy, en, ful, ian, ic, ion)

prevent(able), pilgrim(age), wreck(age), nature(al), vigil(ant), affection(ate), accurate(cy), candidate(cy), strength(en), wonder(ful), library(ian), magic(ian), alcohol(ic), workahol(ic), create(ion), and narrate(ion)

Adjectives

Abandoned, absolute, adjacent, aggressive, aggressive, ancient, apparent, approximate, approximate, ashamed, attractive, available, baggy, bare, biodegradable, boisterous, bountiful, brilliant, caring, challenging, comfortable, continent, convenient, cosmic, courageous, courteous, devastated, disposable, disposable, equivalent, excellent, excited, extinct, faithful, feeble, frigid, generous, gigantic, gigantic, grateful, hilarious, impatient, imperative, impressive, inappropriate, incredible, industrious, loyal, medicinal, miniature, noble, primitive, realistic, return, savage, shrewd, slender, solitary, stern, sustainable, thrifty, transparent, unique, and wealthy

Adverbs

Adoringly, awkwardly, clumsily, competitively, decisively, easily, everywhere, normally, really, regularly, repeatedly, sometimes, terribly, timidly, and usually

Abstract nouns

Amusement, anger, contentment, courage, embarrassment, excitement, guilt, laughter, relief, and sentiment

Verbs

Abdicate, accelerate, accustom, acknowledge, acquit, affirm, amend, astound, behold, besiege, blaze, bother, contaminate, emerge, encourage, ensure, escalate, evade, exasperate, exhibit glitter, grizzle, hinder, illuminate, intrigue, prohibit, recognize, repudiate, revive, sparkle, stare, sympathize, and wander

Synonyms

Admit-confess, alike-same, artisan-craftsman, barren-infertile, blunder-mistake, bruise-injury, coarse-rough, continue-progress, create-invent, crumble-collapse, delicious-tasty, depart-leave, elegant-graceful, fascinate-attract, fierce-violent, grumpy-irritable, humble-respectful, insight-perception, mirth-happiness, obedient-respectful, plunder-protect, religious-spiritual, significance-importance, and thrill-excitement

Antonyms

artificial-natural, ascend-descend, attractive-repulsive, beautiful-ugly, bitter-sweet, bravery-cowardice, brighten-fade, broad-narrow, bully-boost, clumsy-graceful, command-assist, cruel-compassionate, frighten-comfort, hinder-allow, protest-agree, regard-ignore, studious-lethargic, plump-skinny, tempt-discourage, tremble-calm

Proverbs

  • A bad workman always blames his tools
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
  • A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Adversity and loss make a man wise
  • All that glitters is not gold
  • An empty vessel makes much noise
  • An idle brain is the devil’s workshop
  • Cleanliness is next to godliness
  • Don’t count your chickens before they hatch
  • Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs
  • Early bird catches the worm
  • Every cloud has a silver lining
  • Every man is the architect of his destiny
  • Fortune favours the brave
  • Good things come to those who wait
  • Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself
  • Necessity is the mother of invention
  • The pen is mightier than the sword
  • There is no time like the present
  • To gain something you have to lose something

Idioms

  • A dime a dozen
  • A penny saved is a penny earned
  • A piece of cake
  • An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
  • Barking up the wrong tree
  • Between the devil and the deep blue sea
  • Bite off more than you can chew
  • Blow your own trumpet
  • Burn the candle at both ends
  • Eat like a horse
  • Give someone the benefit of the doubt
  • Head in the clouds
  • In the same breath
  • Keep someone at arm’s length
  • Left out in the cold
  • Once in a blue moon
  • Pay someone back in his/her own coin
  • See eye to eye
  • Sell like hot cakes
  • Small cog in a large wheel
  • Take away your breath

Compound words

Babysitter, backstage, backtrack, barefoot, basketball brainstorm, campfire, candlestick, chairperson, championship, cornmeal, countdown, counterpart, courtyard, crossover, daredevil, dashboard, dishwasher, eardrum, fingernail, flowerpot, guard rail, lighthouse, meanwhile, pancake, popcorn, roommate, skateboard, somewhere, spokesperson, therefore, and underdog

Homonyms & Homophones

Accept-except, addition-edition, allowed-aloud, ate-eight, bale-bail, band-bend, break-brake, ceiling-sealing, cellar-seller, cell-sell, cite-site, dear-deer, die-dye, dual-duel, fair-fare, and new-knew

Words with silent letters

Align, ascend, assign, autumn, badge, campaign, Christmas, crescent, cupboard, design, edge, foreign, hustle, kneel, knob, psychology, resign, wreck, and wrinkle

Double letter words

Annual, append, baggage, broom, deed, errand, esteem, heed, hull, immune, juggle, luggage, rugged, and savvy

Evil words (words likely to be spelt incorrectly)

Achievement, catastrophe, compassion, description, etiquette, guardian, isthmus, mischief, mosquito, orchestra, repetition, restaurant, sanctuary, trumpet, and variety

CSB Class 6 Syllabus

A variety of questions based on the following word list can be expected in the CSB Exam. In section 2, the Spell Bee is conducted as a rapid-fire section where students listen to audio and write word spelling. The section will be based on the list of words mentioned here. The syllabus also includes a word list in classes 1-5, and up to 20% of the questions may have words outside the above list.

Given below are the topics and words for class 6 Spell Bee competition.

Crest International Spell Bee Syllabus For Class 6

Topic 

Words

STEM Words

Agrarian, apiculture, artery, bone, cartilage, conservation, conversation, cowshed, cultivation, cultivator, deforestation, equipment, exploitation, farmland, femur, ferry, fishery, freight, funnel, galaxy, gland, haulage, horticulture, husbandry, immunology, intestine, irrigation, kidney, ligament, liver, livestock, logistics, malnutrition, manure, measure, meteorology, nerve, observatory, pancreas, pasture, peninsula, pesticide, petroleum, pipette, plateau, plough, pollution, portable, preservation, printer, sandpaper, scanner, seismology, shipment, shuttle, skeleton, skull, spleen, stylus, telecommunication, tissue, and vertebrate

Professionals/Doctors

Anaesthesiologist, cardiologist, collector, dermatologist, gynaecologist, mathematician, nephrologist, neurologist, obstetrician, ocularist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, pastor, paediatrician, pharmacist, professor, psychiatrist, radiologist, receptionist, veterinarian, and waitress

Government and economy

Amendment, census, citizenship, debt, defence, demonstration, document, election, electorate, executive, government, representative, and troupe

Education

Guidance, literacy, pedagogy, progress, schooling, vocabulary, and vocation

Words from diary of a wimpy kid

Blubber, campaign, demonstrate, extinguisher, gimmick, Halloween, intelligence, legitimate, neighbourhood, pretzel, sarcastic, treasurer, and underneath

Prefix

ante(date, etc.), de(motivate, etc.), dis(integrate, etc.), epi(dermis, etc.), fore(word, etc.), hyper(active, etc.), im(patient, etc.), main(land, etc.), mis(interpret, etc.), omni(potent, etc.), para(dox, etc.), re(unite, etc.), semi(conscious, etc.), sub(merge, etc.), thermo(meter, etc.), under(graduate, etc.), up(bringing, etc.)

Suffix (acy, al, ary, gamy, hood, ial, ist, ment, and ship)

fall(acy), accident(al), fiction(al), region(al), second(ary), poly(gamy), child(hood), mother(hood), editor(ial), hero(ism), art(ist), accomplish(ment), refine(ment), and scholar(ship)

Adjectives

Burning, cautious, challenging, clumsy, comfortable, crowded, cunning, curious, dangerous, distinguished, fabulous, faithful, federal, fundamental, gaseous, generous, handsome, hilarious, numerous, obstinate, onward, popular, powerful, precious, proclaim, professional, splendid, squeaky, unitary, and unsustainable

Adverbs

Abruptly, absolutely, almost, anxiously, deliberately, diligently, financially, horribly, lifelessly, occasionally, patiently, randomly, savagely, seldom, sometime, upwards, and willingly

Abstract nouns

disgust and gratitude

Verbs

Accommodate, anticipate, appoint, conquer, crackle, crouch, evaporate, exaggerate, falter, guarantee, hammer, harness, immigrate, interrupt, license, mesmerise, mumble, quiver, respite, snore, sprinkle, sprout, straggle, vanquish, and wreathe

Synonyms

Bewilder-perplex, conscious-aware, disciple-follower, embellish-decorate, fatigue-tiredness, gratitude-thankful, humility-humble, persuade-convince, scatter-disperse, and unlucky-unfortunate

Antonyms

Afflict-please, applaud-blame, compulsory-voluntary, courage-cowardice, courteous-discourteous, embarrass-delight, generous-stingy, important-trivial, and servile-dominant

Proverbs

  • A bad excuse is better than none at all
  • A drowning man will clutch at a straw
  • A fool may earn money, but it takes a wise man to spend it
  • A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile
  • A man in debt is caught in a net
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss
  • A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
  • Appearances can be deceptive
  • Barking dogs seldom bite
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  • Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick
  • Cowards die many times before their death
  • Discretion is the better part of valour
  • Don’t place all your eggs in one basket
  • Familiarity breeds contempt
  • Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
  • You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink

Idioms

  • A blessing in disguise
  • A flash in the pan
  • Birds of a feather flock together
  • Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
  • Don't cry over spilt milk
  • Drag one’s feet
  • Face the music
  • Get a taste of your own medicine
  • Go against the grain
  • Hand in glove
  • Hold your horses
  • Move heaven and earth
  • Play devil's advocate
  • The devil is in the details
  • The elephant in the room
  • There's no such thing as a free lunch

Compound words

Backspace, farmhouse, farmyard, framework, full moon, gallstone, gearshift, headquarters, honeycomb, moreover, superego, undercharge, undercover, and widespread

Homonyms & Homophones

Alter-altar, compliment- complement, course-coarse, elicit-illicit, eminent-imminent, flower-flour, grown-groan, hoarse-horse, loan-lone, match-match, meddle-medal, meet-meat, pale-pail, peace-piece, principle-principal, and weak-week

Words with silent letters

Apostle, circuit, colonel, consign, diaphragm, feign, gnaw, hedge, hymn, knuckle, pneumonia, raspberry, wrestle, and yolk

Double letter words

Allegiance, applaud, battalion, battalion, brilliant, dissolve, illusion, illustration, obsession, occasion, occult, seer, skiing, strolling, summit, unforgettable, upkeep, and webbed

Evil words (words likely to be spelt incorrectly)

Gaggle, obstacle, optimism, precipitation, renaissance, scrubber, and shoal

CSB Class 7 Syllabus

All the words for level 1 and level 2 will be taken from Wren and Martin's Book and High School English Grammar and Composition. For CSB section 2, it is conducted as a rapid-fire section that requires students to listen to audio and write word spelling. Section 2 is also based on Wren and Martin's English Grammar and Composition at High School.

CSB Class 8 Syllabus

All the words for level 1 and level 2 will be taken from Wren and Martin's Book and High School English Grammar and Composition. For CSB section 2, it is conducted as a rapid-fire section that requires students to listen to audio and write word spelling. Section 2 is also based on Wren and Martin's English Grammar and Composition at High School.

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