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Last semestre I had an intermediate group which had a mandatory reading – the Slumdog Millionaire graded reader, adapted and published by Macmillan. Even though many (if not all) of my students had seen the film, I made a point of … Continue reading
Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has recently experienced a spate of problems with their Boeing 787, have you guys heard about it? Describing incidents, accidents, components of aircraft and the ordinary problems related to them are part of a … Continue reading
Although we still haven’t talked much about problems involving the usage of in/on/at, I thought we might as well go through two very specific and repeated examples of mistakes made by Brazilian students when using the prepositions from and between. … Continue reading
It’s been a while since we last worked on pronunciation, so today I picked another word that is surely in the Top Ten English Words Mispronounced by Brazilians: responsible. If you’ve been studying English for, say, more than a year, … Continue reading
The random use that Brazilian students make of the preposition with is undoubtedly one of my pet peeves in English as a Second Language. Although mistakes involving in-on-at are common and oftentimes subtle in the flow of speech, there’s no reason for such … Continue reading