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  1. 1. Common mistakes My English and Me
  2. 2. I always say the truth I always tell the truth To tell stories / jokes / lies To tell the time : to read the time from a clock She’s only five. She hasn’t learnt to tell the time yet. You can never tell / you never can tell (saying) you can never be sure, for example because things are not always what they appear to be.
  3. 3. If it is to stressfull, my mind loses the hability to thing. If it is too stressful , my mind loses the ability to think -ful Beautiful/wonderful/powerful… Full (adj) The glass is full
  4. 4. I need to keep my mind busy by sports, work and illusions I need to keep my mind busy with sports, work and hopes - Busy (with sth/sb) Kate’s busy with her homework - Busy (doing sth) James is busy studying for the English exam - The telephone is busy (engaged)  The line is busy—I’ll try again later. - As busy as a bee : very busy
  5. 5. The problem is how to motivate myself to practice The problem is how to motivate myself to practise Practice (n) practise (v) Advice (n) advise (v) Choice (n) choose (v)
  6. 6. I wanted my parents to enrol me in English Classes in order to improve it. That’s how I knew Robin, my English teacher I wanted my parents to enrol me in English Classes in order to improve it. That’s how I met Robin, my English teacher The process is: Meet (the first time) Get to know (at the beginning of a relationship) Know
  7. 7. I think that getting a job as a visitor teacher in the US is not easy, but not impossible neither I think that getting a job as a visiting teacher in the US is not easy, but not impossible either - I don’t eat meat and I don’t eat fish either Not+either - Neither of them has / have a car - He didn’t remember and neither did I - Their house is neither big nor small Their house isn’t either big or small
  8. 8. I use to start my compositions with an introduction I usually start my compositions with an introduction - I used to play football on Saturdays when I was 10. - I am used to getting up at 6 on weekdays I am getting used to working long hours
  9. 9. I thought it would be very stimulating to assist to the English course Assist : help We will assist you in finding somewhere to live I thought it would be very stimulating to attend the English course Attend to sb/sth : to deal with sb/sth; to take care of sb/sth: I have some urgent business to attend to.
  10. 10. They are in the same situation that me. They are in the same situation as me. The same + as
  11. 11. I wasn’t sure about how was this composition supposed to finish I wasn’t sure about how this composition was supposed to finish Indirect questions have the same structure as statements: I would like to know when you are arriving.
  12. 12. I am looking forward to learn a lot of new things I am looking forward to learning a lot of new things Look forward to + -ing
  13. 13. You cannot imagine how many people there speaks Spanish You cannot imagine how many people there speak Spanish 1 person is , 2 people are The plural persons is formal: The murder was committed by persons unknown Peoples= countries The peoples of Africa
  14. 14. My expectations are to improve everything concerning to English My expectations are to improve everything concerning English Concerning : about sth; involving sb/sth: He asked several questions concerning the future of the company. concerned (about / with sth) interested in sth: They were more concerned with how the other women had dressed than in what the speaker was saying. concerned (about / for sth) | concerned (that … ): worried The President is deeply concerned about this issue
  15. 15. When I was a child I was not very interested on learning English When I was a child I was not very interested in learning English Other Adj+prep structures: Proud/fond/aware/capable of Different from Accustomed/related/devoted/similar to
  16. 16. I became more keen to foreign languages I became more keen on foreign languages Keen on sth keen (to do sth) keen (on doing sth) John was very keen to help.
  17. 17. I have learnt English at school until I was 16 years. I learnt English at school until I was 16 years old Compare: I have learnt English at school for 5 years. I learnt English at school for 5 years.
  18. 18. I thought that I would be able to enjoy it much more than films doubed into Spanish I thought that I would be able to enjoy it much more than films dubbed into Spanish
  19. 19. It’s still too difficult to me talking to someone using a variety of words. It’s still too difficult for me to talk to someone using a variety of words. difficult (for sb) (to do sth) : It’s difficult for them to get here much before seven

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