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Tom's TEFL - Common Errors In HK


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This selection of my favourite English lesson resources is adapted specifically for other Hong Kong primary children. All have an informal, fun-based approach and are original designs courtesy of yours truly.

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Tom's TEFL - Common Errors In HK

  1. 1. Designed for Hong Kong primary children. Subject: Common Errors
  2. 2. Common English mistakes in Hong Kong
  3. 3. examples
  4. 4. How do I spell ___? ‘ How to spell ___?’
  5. 5. BBQ - Barbeque ‘ Bee Bee Queue’
  6. 6. Turn on the light / air-con ‘ Open the light / air-con’
  7. 7. Tax i ‘ Tax’
  8. 8. Lots of money ‘ many money’
  9. 9. On foot ‘ by foot’
  10. 10. wanted / needed/ decided / posted / tasted / waited / invited / planted / shouted Don’t forget the ‘id’ sound! Past tense!
  11. 11. MTR ‘ MTR-o’
  12. 12. Are you bored? / I am bored ‘ Are you boring? / I am boring’
  13. 13. Ocean Park is fun! ‘ Ocean Park is funny’ Funny = laughing
  14. 14. No need for: ar, lah, lu, ma and wor … at the end of words No-lah!
  15. 15. The sounds of these letters are different! qu c
  16. 16. There is / There are ‘ There have’ ‘ There have one apple’
  17. 17. He has a positive outlook 展望 ‘’ His outlook is very neat’
  18. 18. cam-ra, choc-late, veg-ta-ble, cam-e-ra, choc-o-late, veg-e-ta-ble. Syllables
  19. 19. more revision
  20. 20. <ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>A / An </li></ul><ul><li>Plural </li></ul><ul><li>Have / Has </li></ul><ul><li>Bring / Take </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the word ‘plenty’ </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the words ‘besides’, ‘plenty’ and ‘later’ </li></ul><ul><li>Different sounds of the vowels </li></ul>More revision topics
  21. 21. <ul><li>advertisement, almost, both, caterpillar, cauliflower, chapel, comb, courage, crier, damage, deny, dragon, encourage, engine, exquisite, fabulous, family, famished, foreign, four, garage, ghastly, ghost, glacier, gnarled, gnash, gnaw, gnome, gross, guard, habit, hazard, heaven, hexagonal, imagine, journey, July, kiosk, kiwi, machine, magic, manage, miaow, miracle, miserable, Monday, mongrel, monkey, month, most, mother, nothing, obey, once, only, opposite, orange, palace, panic, pigeon, pity, plant, pliers, post, powder, prison, programme, properly, pyjamas, quiet, radish, raft, rather, reply, rhinoceros, rigid, risen, salami, science, sinister, smother, soldier, somersault, son, souvenir, spinach, sponge, swollen, tambourine, task, tie, tongue, tourist, tournament, vast, video, vinegar, vomit, wheelie, wonder. </li></ul>Pronunciation