Spot the Mistakes – List of exercises

These exercises are good training before an exam, plus they’re quick to do. Students typically make the same grammar mistakes. Can you spot the grammar errors and correct them?

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More exercises coming soon!!

 

Grammar Exercises

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expressions with ‘Make’ (2)

Choose the correct alternative in brackets.

  1. The traffic was so bad that we got to the hotel very late, and to make _____ worse they couldn’t find our reservation. (issues, matters, thing)
  2. It makes my blood _____ when I see people mistreating animals. (boil, hot, thick)
  3. Grandpa is in a grumpy mood so it’s best if we make ourselves _____ for a few hours. (scarce, splash, tracks)
  4. Lily adores her grandparents’ dog. She always makes a big _____ over him.  (bolt, fool, fuss)
  5. So the waiter overcharged you by fifty pence. You didn’t need to make a _____ about it. It was a just a simple mistake and you embarrassed the poor guy. (cat and mouse, kiss and tell, song and dance)
  6. When Robert quit his job he made no ______ about what he thought of the boss.  (bites, bones, brains)
  7. Harry said there isn’t really a tooth fairy. It’s just make-_____. (believe, imagine, sense)

     

    Answers ➡️

    Test your Idioms!
    Expressions with ‘Make’ (1)
    Expressions with ‘Give’ (1)
    Expressions with ‘Take’ (1)

Nighty night!

“A long sleep and a good laugh are the two best cures for anything” – Irish proverb

Night night!
Sleep tight!
Don’t let the bedbugs bite!

Hope you’ll drop by again tomorrow!

 

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CT Quiz 559

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉.

to be in a _____ spot;

to keep somebody on a _____ leash;

to be _____-lipped about something;

 

 

Be sure to check out my three Twitter accounts!

@EnglishSmarts is aimed at pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate students who wish to improve their English skills. I teach lots of useful vocabulary and phrases, idiomatic expressions.

You’ll also find:

  • tons of quizzes too (some with prizes!)
  • reminders about common mistakes that learners make.
  • pronunciation tips
  • study tips
  • a wide variety of interesting newspaper articles (current events, health, nature, sport, celebrity news, etc)

 

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@DazzleEnglish on the other hand is aimed at advanced learners so there you’ll find more unusual and challenging expressions and phrasal verbs.

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And finally there’s @150phrasalverbs, ideal for those students wishing to learn and review 150 high frequency phrasal verbs. A must if you have exams coming up!

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CT Quiz 558

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉.

a _____ing match;

to be in with a _____;

to _____ yourself hoarse;