This week's episode of "Six Minute English" focuses not on how to use English correctly, but on how not to use it. Before you listen, here are some questions to help you with your comprehension.
1. Official question for this week:
Which of these types of incorrect English do you think we are mainly focussing on? Is it
b) Spanglish, or
2. What is a very common cause of mistakes in English on notices in China?
3. What is the difference between "valuables" and "values"?
4. (a) Why is this notice, "If you are stolen, please call the police at once", funny?
(b) Which word in the notice is wrong?
(c) What would be the correct word?
Now listen to the programme. Then write your answers in the Tag box or in a Comment.
Many thanks to September students Francesca, Serena and Annunziata for their recent posts to the Tag Board. And special thanks to former students Alessandro Abbouda and Iacopo, who loyally returned to this Blog long after their courses had finished.
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