Sadly some students are taught at school that “mistakes are bad.” But mistakes are good: looking at them in class and seeing why you make them can help improve your understanding of English, as well as help improve your accuracy in speaking and writing. Here are some classic ones a few of my students made last week – can you spot the mistakes below?
Spot the mistakes
Level: Upper Intermediate (B2+)
1. I see my friends quite often because of they are fun to be with.
2. I like when he cooks for me.
3. I visit a gym 3 times a week.
4. I listen BBC news every morning.
5. I can’t come now, I’m taking care about the children.
6. He made so big mistake that I’m surprised he still has a job.
7. According an article I read in the ‘Prague Times’, there are now 7 billion people on Earth.
8. I spoke to him few days ago.
9. I have a lot of respect to Steve Jobs and what he did.
10. I think the economy will worsen in the close future.
11. If you look to the situation in Washington, you’ll see that…
12. His car has gone – he must went home.
13. She spent a lot of money for clothing.
14. Most of people at the event were quite bored.
15. When I eat some chocolate, I then have a good mood.
Spend a minute or two on each sentence, then check your answers here:
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