Essay errors Int Plus

Your essays were generally good. The main thing is that you used the connectors that we studied in class well.

Here are some examples of mistakes that I found. Correct them (sometimes more than one mistake per sentence).
  1. Nowaday go to work by public transport is an advantage.
  2. Besides to avoid traffic jams, you arrive to work on time.
  3. Another disadvantage to go by car is you spend much money in gas.
  4. The car is the principal transport for most people.
  5. We hadn't to park the car and it took us only 15 minutes.
  6. To travel by a huge city like Madrid is better the public transport.
  7. The people have to go away to street for the smoke.
  8. They can't smoke near to a hospital.
  9. The main advantage is the health and other advantage is smell.
  10. The people who smoke lose a lot of time go outside their workplace.
  11. We didn't have to go away the meeting.
  12. I think it was good that they had a place reserved for smoking in the work.
  13. Children must learn to live together with all kind of people.
  14. Before was impossible to breath in some bars and discos.
  15. I think it is a good law but smokers need a place to stay, not outside as they are doing something illegal.
  16. This kind of education is not usually in Spain.
  17. With a small group of students, always is easier to work.
  18. Kids can spend time with others homeschooled children.

Comments

Roberto said…
Hello Graham, I´m Roberto.
This is very difficult, but I try it

1 and 2- Mistake: to work
Correct: at work
3- Mistake: by car
Correct: in a car
4- Mistake: most people
Correct: most the people
5 and 6- I don´t find it
7-Mistake: to street for the smoke
Correct: to the street for to smoke
8-Mistake: near to a hospital
Correct: near of a hospital
9-Mistake: is smell
Correct: is the smell
10-Mistake: outside their workplace
Correct: outside of their workplace
11-Mistake: to go away the meeting
Correct: to go away for meeting

In the other sentences I don´t find mistakes, I think, but i don´t sure of neither.

See you tomorrow.
Graham said…
Hi Roberto!

We missed you in class today.

Good to see you participating in the blog. You chose a very difficult task - it is really for two levels above the one you are doing.

I think you don't see any mistakes because they are literal translations from Spanish.

I will publish a list of the answers shortly.

You should try to do easier tasks - see under Labels (on the left of the blog) EF Pre Int.

Hope to see you Thursday.
Anonymous said…
I did it¡¡¡¡thanks ¡¡¡¡Lucia
1. Nowaday going to work by public transport is an adavantage.
2. Besides to avoid traffic jams, you get to work on time.
3. Another disadvantage to go by car is you spend a lot of money in gas.
4. The car is the principal transport for most of the people.
5. We dont need to park the car and it took us only 15 minutes.
6. To journey by a huge city like Madrid is better the public transport.
7. The people must go away of the street to smoke.
8. They can't smoke near at the hospital.
9. The main advantage is the health and other advantage is the smell.
10. The people who smoke lose a lot of time going out of their workplace.
11. We didn't have to go away to get a meeting with friends.
12. I think it was ok that they had a place reserved for smoking in their work.
13. Children must learn to live together with many diferent people.
14. Before, it was impossible to breathe in some bars and discos.
15. I think it is a good law but the smokers needs a place to be there, not outside as they are, like doing something illegal.
16. This kind of education is not common in Spain.
17. In a small group of students, always is easier to work.
18. Kids can spend time with others homeschooled children.

Begoña
Graham said…
Here are the corrections.

1. NOWADAYS GOING to work by public transport is an advantage.

The verb takes the gerund form in the position of the subject.

2. BESIDES AVOIDING traffic jams, you arrive to work on time.

besides + verbING = NOT ONLY DO YOU...

3. Another DISADVANTAGE OF GOING by car is THAT you SPEND A LOT OF money ON gas.

We don't use "much" in positive sentences. We spend money/time ON things.

4.The car is the MAIN FORM OF TRANSPORT for most people.

5. We DIDN'T HAVE TO park the car and it took us only 15 minutes.

6. PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS BETTER to TRAVEL AROUND a huge city like Madrid.

7. People have to go OUTSIDE TO THE street TO SMOKE.

8. They can't smoke NEAR A hospital.

9.The main advantage is the health and ANOTHER ADVANTAGE is THE smell.

10. PEOPLE who smoke lose a lot of time GOING outside their workplace.

11. We didn't have to LEAVE the meeting.

12. I think it was good that they had a place reserved for smoking AT WORK.

13. Children must learn to live together with ALL KINDS of people.

all + plural

14. Before, IT was impossible to BREATHE in some bars and discos.

15. I think it is a good law but smokers need a place to stay, not outside AS IF they are doing something illegal.

"as if" = giving the impression...

16. This kind of education is UNUSUAL in Spain.

17. IT IS ALWAYS EASIER TO WORK with a small group of students.

18. Kids can spend time with OTHER homeschooled CHILDREN.

other + plurals