I’ll use this page (do join me if you like) to post mistakes by students I hear in class. Please, read about how to work positively, effectively with our mistakes in our C1 Resource Pack and use this page to post your questions and comments on that. Thanks!


This first mistake that called my attention was the day we met, when people introduced themselves. It struck me because people’s English sounded fairly good! Quite a few people omitted “a” when mentioning their occupation. We teach this in Básico 1 (Elementary), so please, do some Oral Drilling with sentences you would use to master accurate production:

What do you do? I am a teacher. I am an English student. I work as a shop assistant. Are you a real state agent, too?