FAO TEFLers, proof readers and English speakers

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FAO TEFLers, proof readers and English speakers

Postby pedros » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:32 am

This is the MoYES official Grade 6 English book taught in schools across the land. I can spot 4 mistakes. Can you?

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Postby Miguelito » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:01 am

Does the clock on the wall in the picture count as one? :eyes:

Seriously, that's pretty bad. I'd be super confused as a student, and I wonder how a teach could try to explain that.
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Postby pedros » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:04 am

Miguelito wrote:Does the clock on the wall in the picture count as one? :eyes:

Seriously, that's pretty bad. I'd be super confused as a student, and I wonder how a teach could try to explain that.



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Postby Hot_Pink_Urinal_Mint » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am

She has a bath before she gets up.

Also, I think ACE had the contract to write the English textbooks/curriculum...
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Postby pedros » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:12 am

2 down.
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Postby Miguelito » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:18 am

Nita is a Hebrew name (or Indian), not commonly found in English speaking countries, and she doesn't look Jewish or Indian in the picture.

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Postby Hot_Pink_Urinal_Mint » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:21 am

Student's Book is wrong. Possessives vs. Attributive Nouns.

Edited to add - the example answer is wrong. She has breakfast at 6 am according to the clock not 6.30.
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Postby Alexandra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:27 am

Miguelito wrote:she doesn't look Jewish


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Postby Gardiguy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:29 am

Math, help with lunch and dinner
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Re: FAO TEFLers, proof readers and English speakers

Postby Miguelito » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:34 am

Gardiguy wrote:Math, help with lunch and dinner


3, 4

There's still a number 5 (not including my bad joke about her name).
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Postby Alexandra » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:37 am

She eats lunch twice.
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Postby kansaicanuck » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:53 am

She obviously ditches the last 15 minutes of Science class to go out for a quick smoke break before starting her Math class.
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Re: FAO TEFLers, proof readers and English speakers

Postby Miguelito » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:55 am

Does "Maths" count as one or two mistakes?
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Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:57 am

I know it’s maybe not technically wrong but ‘quarter to’ in stead of ‘a quarter to’ sounds clumsy and unnatural.
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Postby ផោមក្លិនស្អុយ » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:59 am

Miguelito wrote:Does "Maths" count as one or two mistakes?

Would you rather that they used ‘Math’?
I used ‘Maths’ all the way through my school career - the subject was never called Mathematics.
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