Avoiding    mistakesin writing tasks    Checklist Final exam and PAU preparation. 2nd BACH                           Page 1
Have yo ever thoughtwhy you sometimesmake certain mistakes?                     Page 2
The following checklistwill help you remembervery importantTHINGS TO BEAR IN MIND                     Page 3
1. READ CAREFULLYWhether it is a text, acomprehension question(reading or listening), anexercise in a test, acomposition t...
2. BE CAREFUL WITH   GRAMMAR    Pay special attention to:    Sentence structureAFFIRM.: SUBJECT + VERB + COMPLEMENTSINTERR...
Verbal tenses   Make sure you have a good command   of both their form and use.              TRY TO…              o Make a...
AgreementSUBJECT – VERB   People ARENOUN – POSSESSIVE Henry drove                  HIS carNOUN – PRONOUN      Susan arrive...
Subject / Object pronounsPossessives (adjs. & prons.)                   ppossessives                   ppossessives       ...
Other grammarREMEMBERAdjectives don’t take pluralREVIEWTypical grammar topics:   Verbs taking infinitive or gerund   Infin...
3. BE CAREFUL WITH   SPELLINGPay special attention to: CAPITAL LETTERS: At the beginning of sentences, proper names, month...
4. BE CAREFUL WITH   VOCABULARY  Use specific vocabulary related to the topic  Avoid repetitions by using synonyms  Choose...
5.    BE CAREFUL WITH      PUNCTUATIONIf you don’t punctuate your texts properly,reading and understanding will be serious...
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Checklist to avoid mistakes

  1. 1. Avoiding mistakesin writing tasks Checklist Final exam and PAU preparation. 2nd BACH Page 1
  2. 2. Have yo ever thoughtwhy you sometimesmake certain mistakes? Page 2
  3. 3. The following checklistwill help you remembervery importantTHINGS TO BEAR IN MIND Page 3
  4. 4. 1. READ CAREFULLYWhether it is a text, acomprehension question(reading or listening), anexercise in a test, acomposition topic… FIRST Page 4
  5. 5. 2. BE CAREFUL WITH GRAMMAR Pay special attention to: Sentence structureAFFIRM.: SUBJECT + VERB + COMPLEMENTSINTERROGATIVE: MODAL/AUXILIARY + SUBJECT + VERB…NEG.: SUBJECT + AUX/MODAL+ NOT/N’T+ VERB NO VERB WITHOUT SUBJECT Be careful with subordinate clauses. DON’T MAKE THEM TOO LONG AND COMPLEX Page 5
  6. 6. Verbal tenses Make sure you have a good command of both their form and use. TRY TO… o Make a list from time to time to see if you remember them. o Write sentences using all different tenses. o Compare them with their Spanish equivalent: Present Simple Presente indicativo Past Perfecto Pretérito pluscuam.When answering questions, DON’T FORGET TO USETHE SAME VERBAL TENSE IN YOUR ANSWER! Page 6
  7. 7. AgreementSUBJECT – VERB People ARENOUN – POSSESSIVE Henry drove HIS carNOUN – PRONOUN Susan arrived yesterday. SHE brought some presents Page 7
  8. 8. Subject / Object pronounsPossessives (adjs. & prons.) ppossessives ppossessives Page 8
  9. 9. Other grammarREMEMBERAdjectives don’t take pluralREVIEWTypical grammar topics: Verbs taking infinitive or gerund Infinitive of purpose Relative clauses Passive voice Reported speech Conditional sentences Connectors and subordinate clauses Special structures, such as V+OBJ+INF (TELL/ASK/ORDER… SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING) … Page 9
  10. 10. 3. BE CAREFUL WITH SPELLINGPay special attention to: CAPITAL LETTERS: At the beginning of sentences, proper names, months, days of the week, nationalities, names of subjects, subject pronoun ‘I’ ADJECTIVES ENDING IN –FUL: Only one L IRREGULAR PAST FORMS ENDING IN – OUGHT /AUGHT Words like writing / written, which, with Double and simple consonants: ocassion, business, beginning Page 10
  11. 11. 4. BE CAREFUL WITH VOCABULARY Use specific vocabulary related to the topic Avoid repetitions by using synonyms Choose the right grammatical category in each case (noun, adjective, pronoun, adverb…) TRY TO… o Write sentences with new vocabulary you learn. o Make your own lists of words related to different topics (physical description, crimes, holidays,…)DON’T INVENT WORDS. Look them upin a dictionary or find synonyms orways of expressing the same idea withdifferent words Page 11
  12. 12. 5. BE CAREFUL WITH PUNCTUATIONIf you don’t punctuate your texts properly,reading and understanding will be seriouslyaffected.6. BE CAREFUL WITH COHERENCE AND COHESIONOrganise and link your ideas. Use a variety ofconnectors7. BE AWARE OF YOUR MOST COMMON MISTAKESCheck the writings you’ve done throughoutthe year and make a list. Page 12

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