UK Nutty Champions 2019!

by Laura Kernaghan
March 28, 2019

It’s official: the 2019 Nutty Tilez competition was a cracker! Over 12,900 students from across the globe took part and we are delighted to now be able to announce the winners.

French

1. Nawar H, Sheffield High School

“I was already on level 44 in French and a week before the competition I practised a lot and I tried my best to reach level 50. This gave me more confidence during the actual competition but the levels near the end were still really hard. When I got to the end I was extremely tired and my fingers hurt. I was also really happy and excited but relieved that it was over. The levels closer to the end were so, so hard. In French I had to do level 48 countless times before I finally passed. Also, I needed a lot of stamina to get to the end but I didn’t want to give up before finishing.

It has really helped me with my vocabulary for my languages and I’d advise everyone else to take part. It’s fun but it’s also useful. Just today I was doing a French exam and I recalled a lot of vocab that I had learnt from Nutty Tilez. I’m grateful my school gave me this opportunity.”

2. Nadrin M, Kesgrave High School

“I feel tired now that the competition is over, but also happy! The hardest part was beating Demon Dante in levels 40 plus – he was extremely fast. I have learnt new French vocabulary that has stayed with me.”

3. Tom P, Bedford Modern School

“I practised mostly by doing some Nutty Tilez before the contest with my friends, looking at the vocabulary for each level and writing down the words that I struggled with. I felt relieved that the competition was over as it was hard work but also very happy that I had achieved third place!

In my opinion, the hardest part was typing in the vocabulary as you had to type really quickly and it was especially hard with long words with lots of accents. Levelling up with Demon Dante was also hard as it was very frustrating when you mistype one word and have to start over again.

There is so much vocabulary on there related to many different topics so you can use them a lot and have fun as well.”

4. Suzette C, Brighton College

5. Anubhav M, Worth School

6. Tongai M, Bishop Stopford School

7. Aboli J, Aylesbury High School

8. Muhib A, St James Senior Boys’ School

9. Jonas F, Churcher’s College

10. Maya S, The Piggott School

Spanish

1. Jack R, Corpus Christi Catholic College

2. Kim L, Gladesmore Community School

3. Rosie W, Guildford High School

4. Emma S, Aylesbury High School

5. Feride U, Aylesbury High School

6. Susanna C, Dr. Challoner’s High School

7. Rohan V, The Grammar School at Leeds

8. Holly M, Meldrum Academy

9. Sravani Y, Aylesbury High School

10. Rachel W, Guildford High School

German

1. Lucas V, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

2. Mathieu Barrier, King’s College School, Wimbledon

3. Milly C, The Crossley Heath School

“I prepared for the competition by having already played a lot of Nutty Tilez until I got full points on the levels. I also looked at higher levels in the competition before the final to familiarise myself with the words. I was very happy and relieved when I reached the end – to be honest my hands hurt a lot! I felt like I had achieved something good and that I had gained lots of new pieces of vocabulary along the way too.

I think the hardest part of the contest was near the end with how long many of the words were and how many new words I had already learnt. Trying to remember them all was quite difficult but it was definitely worth it!

Nutty Tilez has expanded my vocabulary range greatly and helped me learn the genders of all these words too. This has helped every bit of learning German as I have lots of new words to use in my writing and speaking, and I can recognise lots of words for reading and listening too.”


4. Evie M, The Ridgeway School

5. Ani F, Guildford High School

6. Carys H, The Wavell School

7. Samuel M, The Wavell School

8. Isabelle S, Aylesbury High School

9. Oliver R, The Crossley Heath School

10. Aksa J, Landau Forte College, Derby

Italian

1. Victor Andres M, St Thomas the Apostle School

2. Stephen O, St Thomas the Apostle School

3. Iris L, Kesgrave High School

“I looked over lists of difficult words I made when I did Nutty Tilez to learn vocabulary previously. When the competition was over, I felt exhausted and frustrated that I couldn’t type fast enough.

The hardest part of the competition was keeping going when my fingers had a life of their own. There are words I will never forget again.”

4. Steven B, St Thomas the Apostle School

5. Michael A, St Thomas the Apostle School

6. Dylan M, Upper Shirley High School

7. Nicolo O, St Thomas the Apostle School

8. Jose Ismael G, St Thomas the Apostle School

9. Ernesto A, St Thomas the Apostle School

10. Juan Paulo C, St Thomas the Apostle School

Latin

1. Nawar H, Sheffield High School

2. Wilkie H, Tonbridge School

Interested in knowing what students from around the world thought of the 2019 Nutty Tilez competition? Take a look at our Nutty Tilez 2019 Winners’ Wall!

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