Common mistakes in English II

Posted on Jun 25 2014 - 3:10am by Zdenda

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>

12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. jamal adam 25/06/2014 at 6:10 pm -

    Good an idea ,an interesting

  2. reem 25/06/2014 at 11:02 pm -


  3. maryam 26/06/2014 at 10:53 am -

    try to add visual sounds as well.
    they will be also beneficial

  4. ibrahim 26/06/2014 at 1:53 pm -

    thank you for information

  5. Linh 26/06/2014 at 2:30 pm -

    Oh, I didn’t pass the quiz 🙁

  6. Zdenda 27/06/2014 at 12:05 pm -

    Do not worry. You can try it again. By repeating you can learn a lot.

  7. Zdenda 27/06/2014 at 12:06 pm -

    What do you mean by visual sounds?

  8. falentina 28/06/2014 at 6:10 am -

    thanks, this is important for me

  9. Basia 28/06/2014 at 9:52 pm -

    Great material, really useful, just like others which you presented before. Thanks a lot.

  10. sabbir hossain 06/07/2014 at 8:19 am -

    that,s very nice. We really benefit from this.

  11. Leila 06/07/2014 at 12:56 pm -

    Thank you so much.

  12. then 05/08/2014 at 10:00 am -

    it’s fun to learn and play

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