01. In some languages, the written words match with the spoken words. English language is a glaring exception. Majority of words are illogically spelled. Examples. Symbol (a) stands for different sounds in (alone, art, and, all, age). Words (cell, sell) have common sound and contain a redundant symbol (l). Some symbols are silent, like (h) in (honest).. Combination (ie) is used in (believe) but a reverse combination (ei) is used in (receive). Odd combination (ough) is used with different pronunciations in (through, though, enough) etc. Problem is solved, by taking proper guidance, in methodical steps (simple words at start, difficult words later). Some grammar is also studied. Some extra time is needed. Finally students learn and memorize essential spellings.
02. Attempts were made in the past to reform spellings.... They did not work. It is difficult to alter habits of millions of people, who watch words on millions of books, media etc. etc. Reforms are now much more difficult since English has now become a "World Language" for global business, research, communications etc. 65% English speakers are (ESLP) = (English Second Language People). 35% are (ENLP) = (English Native Language People)… Numbers here are approximate. (ESLP) have invested lot of time, money etc. to study English. They may oppose or ignore any spelling reforms.. Hence, it is better not to reform any spellings. Some University websites in non-English countries are bilingual (English & local language). Many technical world-level conferences are conducted in English (Papers & Proceedings).