Common mistakes in English II


A few days ago I wrote a post where I dealt with the mistakes my students made during their final exams. There were six common mistakes which I felt needed explanation and correction.

In this post I will deal with six more common mistakes that my students make. Some of them are really elementary but some are more difficult. There is a mind map depicting the mistakes, their correction and an explanation. At the end of the post there are two games to practise the grammar you have learnt.

Common mistakes – mind map

This mind map shows the common mistakes my students make. In the first column there are the mistakes, the second column contains the corrected version and in the third one you can find a short explanation.


Learn from the mistakes others made.

Common mistakes – games

Once you feel confident that you know the correct grammar, it is time to practise the grammar in the following quizzes.

In the first quiz there are several slides with different types of questions. Your task is to correct the mistakes and choose the correct options. If you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly you will get a chance to play the game Tower Defence. In this game you have to set your guards in such a way that they kill all the attackers before they get to your tower. I have passed 2 levels. Will you do better? Both the quiz and the game are in HTML5 so they should play on your mobile device.

Common mistakes II – QUIZ
The second game is not in HTML5. It is in flash and it plays only on your desktop. You have to download the document and open it with Acrobat Reader. It is called Hoopshoot and your task is to choose the correct sentence and then score a basket. You can choose the difficulty of this game. Good luck.

Common mistakes – share

There have been several requests from people who wanted to share the games on their website. Now you can share the quiz by pasting the following code to your site:
<iframe src=”” width=”800″ height=”640″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>

To share the game Hoopshoot on your site insert the following code:

<iframe src=”” width=”800″ height=”600″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>

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  1. Good an idea ,an interesting
    25/06/2014 at 6:10 pm
  2. reem
    25/06/2014 at 11:02 pm
  3. maryam
    try to add visual sounds as well. they will be also beneficial
    26/06/2014 at 10:53 am
  4. thank you for information
    26/06/2014 at 1:53 pm
  5. Linh
    Oh, I didn't pass the quiz :(
    26/06/2014 at 2:30 pm
  6. Zdenda
    Do not worry. You can try it again. By repeating you can learn a lot.
    27/06/2014 at 12:05 pm
  7. Zdenda
    What do you mean by visual sounds?
    27/06/2014 at 12:06 pm
  8. falentina
    thanks, this is important for me
    28/06/2014 at 6:10 am
  9. Basia
    Great material, really useful, just like others which you presented before. Thanks a lot.
    28/06/2014 at 9:52 pm
  10. sabbir hossain
    that,s very nice. We really benefit from this.
    06/07/2014 at 8:19 am
  11. Leila
    Thank you so much.
    06/07/2014 at 12:56 pm
  12. then
    it's fun to learn and play
    05/08/2014 at 10:00 am

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