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Ten common mistakes made by English learners

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Read through these ten example sentences. They all contain common mistakes made by English learners. Do you know what is wrong with each sentence?

Idiom of the day 'Sent to Coventry'

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To send someone to Coventry is a British idiom meaning to ostracise someone, usually by not talking to them. When we send someone to Coventry we avoid them intentionally or prevent them from taking part in the activities of a group. This is usually done as a form of punishment for having done something to upset the group.

Prefix and Suffix Practice

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Complete the sentences with the prefixes and suffixes below. You will only need to use each prefix / suffix once.


Don't include the dash (-) when you type in your answer and only type in the prefix/suffix - not the whole word.

Link: Prefixes

Give Up TV

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A few days ago I posted a lesson on having a healthy lifestyle. Today my thoughts are a little similar, but different. Today I'd like you to think about having a healthier mind. I'm talking about _1_ TV! Well, at least if we can't completely stop we should consider _2_ on the amount we watch.

Conditionals using If

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There are four conditional tenses in English using if:

zero conditional

The zero conditional is used for scientific facts or statements that are always true.

"If you don't drink water, you die."
"You get wet if you stand in the rain."

When can be used instead of if and the meaning remains the same.

Take the preposition challenge

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A mixed preposition quiz for you today. Simply complete the sentences with the missing preposition.

Which ones did you get wrong. Who got all ten correct?

Link: 10 prepositions questions

Do you have a healthy life?

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modal verb + have + past participle

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Looking out of your window in the morning, you notice that all the flowers in your garden are missing.
What happened? You take a guess at it:

"A rabbit might have eaten all my flowers."

Let's take a look at that form.

might (modal) + have + eaten (past participle verb)

What's the best question?

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Here's another chance to make sure you know how to correctly form questions. All you have to do is choose the correct question for each given answer. We had a similar exercise last month called ' Which question is best?' - when lots of you said you got 10/10. Can you get them all right again. Let us know how you did.

Adjective endings - Cape Town is excited...or exciting?

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The following diary entries of an EC teacher in Cape Town are filled with adjectives. Choose the correct adjective in each sentence.