It should be simple to use ‘would like’ but this is taught and checked so badly that many students can’t use it accurately. In this post I’ll use the contracted form ”d like’ because this causes most of the errors I encounter.
Today’s episode is all about self correction, or correcting your own mistakes. 20140730_selfcorrection.mp3 The podcast is also available in the iTunes Store by searching for Get Great English or clicking here. Also, you can stream it on Stitcher here or in the sidebar.
Making mistakes is part of learning a language but you don’t want to make mistakes all the time, you want to be as accurate as possible as often as possible. Here are three steps to help you improve your accuracy.
Usually I tell my students, “If you make a mistake, nobody dies.” For most people, English mistakes in a conversation don’t have significant effects and in business conversations you are probably fine. However, there are four kinds of mistakes that business people routinely make and may cost them money. Spelling Mistakes This should be easy … [Read more…]