viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

Common mistakes: Selectividad Exam. Text 1. ULTRA-THIN BARBIE: GIRLS POTENTIALLY IN DANGER.

2nd year of bachillerato
Selectividad Exam. Text 1. ULTRA-THIN BARBIE: GIRLS POTENTIALLY IN DANGER.



Most Common mistakes found
(How could we learn a better way of doing things, if we never make mistakes?)




MISTAKE
TYPE
CORRECTION
*The parents
*The young girls
* The society
*The physical appearance

(GR.)
-general terms-
Parents

Girls

Society
Physical appearance
*Same that
Grammar
comparatives
Same as
*Also is a problem
Grammar: sentence structure
(S+V+C)
It is also a problem

Grammatical category confusion
EXTREME (noun)- EXTREMELY (adverb)


Vocabulary
suffixes
ADOLESCENT (Noun, person)

ADOLESCENCE (Abstract noun, stage)
*disorders is



*Adolescents has
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))


Disorders are



Adolescents have
*This disorders
GRAMMAR
(plural + plural)
These disorders
*The writer think
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))
The writer thinks
Offering a piece of advice isn quite like giving orders!
Communication /
Expression
You should...
Maybe you could...
If I were you...
*In my opinion, I think
Expression
You are stating your opinion twice: that is redundant. You only need to state it once per sentece.
Example:
In my opinion,...
in my view...
I think that...
*That people
Grammar
Those people

The word “people” is plural per se.
*a problem of actually
Vocabulary
(false friends)
Nowadays, it is a problem.
*All the world
Vocabulary / expression
Everybody
everyone
Incorrect sentence structure
(missing subject)
Sentence structure / GRAMMAR
Correct affirmative sentence structure in English:

S + V + O
Exercise 1.
some of your compositions are too short.

Write the number of words accordingly
Exercise 2.
most of you just copy the words from the text literally.

So as to justify your answer you should use your own words and explanation besides some literal quotes.
Some of your texts, do not follow an organised pattern.

Remember to follow this pattern:

1. introduction

2. body

3. conclusion (do not add extra information in the conclusion)


Come on! Cheer up! This was only your first Selectividad exam! You will make it better soon! It is all about practice; the more you practice, the better: better results, and it will tire you less and less. I believe that we learn by practice and remember: Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.


Let's get back to work!