6. Sentences are long, rambling and repetitive:
a) I wake up at 7 o’clock and have a shower and brush my hair and get dressed.
b) We learnt about grammar and some of the students said they didn’t like it, but I think it is a good subject for me because ...
Advice: Use short sentences with one or two phrases in each:
a) I wake up at 7 o’clock and have a shower. Then I brush my hair and get dressed.
b) We learnt about grammar and some of the students said they didn’t like it. I think it is a good subject because ...
7. The words in the sentence are in the wrong order:
a) Which programmes you don’t like?
b) I can go home now, please?
Advice: Check that words in each sentence are in the right order:
a) Which programmes don’t you like?
b) Can I go home now, please?
8. There is incorrect punctuation:
My sisters name is Zafreen, she lives with our
b) What. is. your. favourite. colour.
Advice: Use punctuation correctly:
My sister’s name is Zafreen. She lives with our
b) What is your favourite colour?
9. The answer is not relevant to the question, e.g. ‘Describe a good friend’:
My name is Sandeep Singh. My address is
Advice: Make sure that your answer is relevant to the question:
a) I want to write about my friend Ahmed. I have known him for a long time. He is tall with brown hair, and he wears glasses …
10. There is incorrect use of plural forms:
a) We can do it ourself.
b) Do you want a toast?
Advice: Learn and use plural forms and their determiners:
a) We can do it ourselves.
b) Do you want some toast?