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English Students' Funny Mistakes

Created by: Nikita Kovalyov
Updated: July 2004

English Students' Funny Mistakes English Students' Funny Mistakes

This is a collection of funny mistakes made by learners of English as a second language on their English classes.

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  1. Submitted by:Dirce
    A friend in a restaurant:

    Waiter, Could you bring me some napkins (kidnaps), please?

  2. Submitted by: Simon D.
    From a student's essay:

    When I got home, I had a message (massage) on the answering machine.

  3. Sent in a message by a technical support specialist:

    Feel free to contact me if you have (cause) any problems.

  4. Said while talking about daily routines:

    In the morning, I get up at seven o'clock; clean my teeth (tooth);
    have breakfast; and go to work.

  5. Said by a student talking about differences between men and women:

    I like the opposite (to) sex very much.

  6. Written in a progress test by a sweet seventeen-year-old girl:

    I haven't had any mail (male) for more than a month.

  7. The phrase was said by a student who had just been given another
    handout at the end of the lesson:

    Excuse me. Is this the last sheet (shit) for today?

  8. From a writing task in a progress test:

    I think that education in Ukraine is bad (bed).

  9. A quite common mistake:

    She has (a) long black hair.
    He has short fair hair (hairs).

  10. A typical mistake from a Headway Elementary Progress Test:

    They (are) like travelling by bus.

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