Correcting Common Mistakes in English (for Korean Learners)

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This is a Jeopardy board featuring mistakes commonly made by Korean learners of English. The goal of this activity is to diagnose and correct errors in grammar, syntax, and word choice.

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Correcting Common Mistakes in English (for Korean Learners)

  1. 1. 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 200 300 400 500 100 Fix the Mistake Fill in the Blanks Fix the Sentence Correct Word Choice Fix the Error
  2. 2. The crazy cat lady has over 300 cat.
  3. 3. cat cats The crazy cat lady has over 300 cats .
  4. 4. Why aren’t you paying attention? Are you boring?
  5. 5. boring bored Why aren’t you paying attention? Are you bored ?
  6. 6. Q: Are you funny? A: Yes, I’m having a great time.
  7. 7. funny Having fun Q: Are you having fun ? A: Yes, I’m having a great time.
  8. 8. Australia people can see kangaroos all the time.
  9. 9. Australia people Australians (Australian people) Australians (Australian people) can see kangaroos all the time.
  10. 10. A-- I love Super Junior. Those guys are so handsome and talented. B-- I adore my math teacher. She is so sweet person. C-- This pizza is so delicious! Fix the incorrect sentence.
  11. 11. so B-- I adore my math teacher. She is such a sweet person.
  12. 12. Hahahaha! Your jokes are so _____ .
  13. 13. Hahahaha! Your jokes are so funny .
  14. 14. In my spare time, I enjoy listening ___ music.
  15. 15. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music.
  16. 16. Do you have a friend _____ hometown is Yeosu?
  17. 17. Do you have a friend whose hometown is Yeosu?
  18. 18. Go to __ A __ bookstore next to Starbucks and buy me __ B __ book we were talking about yesterday. A: some, a, walking, the, there, any B: that, a, some, five, there, for
  19. 19. Go to the bookstore next to Starbucks and buy me that book we were talking about yesterday.
  20. 20. Almost ___ Koreans eat kimchi everyday.
  21. 21. Almost all Koreans eat kimchi everyday.
  22. 22. My family is five.
  23. 23. There are five people in my family.
  24. 24. Here is not a university. It’s a language school. It’s not the same. Change one word.
  25. 25. here This is not a university. It’s a language school. It’s not the same.
  26. 26. She wants to lose her weight.
  27. 27. her She wants to lose weight. She wants to lose some weight.
  28. 28. He’s so rich. He has many money.
  29. 29. many He has a lot of money.
  30. 30. That boy is so lonely. He wants to make a girlfriend. Fix the incorrect sentence.
  31. 31. make He wants to find a girlfriend. He wants to get a girlfriend. He wants to meet a girlfriend/girl.
  32. 32. She was my lover in middle school. Change the underlined word to something that better fits this situation.
  33. 33. She was my girlfriend in middle school. The word “lover” implies a much more serious (and possibly physical) relationship
  34. 34. What should he really say? My leg is sick.
  35. 35. My leg hurts. I hurt my leg. I have a broken leg. I have pain in my leg. My leg is in pain. I have an injured leg. I’ve hurt/injured my leg.
  36. 36. What should he say instead of this? Teacher! TOILET!
  37. 37. May I go to the bathroom? May I go to the restroom? May I use the bathroom? May I use the restroom?
  38. 38. These two men have been friends for many years. What’s wrong with the second man’s greeting? Hey House! Hey Wilson! Nice to meet you.
  39. 39. He should say “nice to see you.” We only say “nice to meet you” the first time we meet someone.
  40. 40. Which two sentences are correct? A– Do you have an appointment tomorrow? B-- Do you have any schedule tomorrow? C-- Do you have any plans for tomorrow? D-- Do you have any promise tomorrow?
  41. 41. A and C A– Do you have an appointment tomorrow? B-- Do you have any schedule tomorrow? C-- Do you have any plans for tomorrow? D-- Do you have any promise tomorrow?
  42. 42. My whole family is going to Everland tomorrow. I’m so exciting!
  43. 43. exciting excited My whole family is going to Everland tomorrow. I’m so excited!
  44. 44. Lee Hyori is so beautiful! I want to marry with her someday.
  45. 45. Lee Hyori is so beautiful! I want to marry with her someday.
  46. 46. We had such a great time at Disney World. It was so funny!
  47. 47. funny fun We had such a great time at Disney World. It was so fun !
  48. 48. We were disappointed. It was so stupid movie.
  49. 49. so such a We were disappointed. It was such a stupid movie.
  50. 50. We ate and ate until we nearly exploded. I’ll be in Seoul until next Friday. I have to finish my homework until April 10th. Don’t play computer games until you’ve finished your homework. Fix the incorrect sentence. A B C D
  51. 51. until I have to finish my homework by April 10 th . C

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