Have you ever felt embarrassed because you said something in English that you didn't mean?
The real troublemakers are little grammar markers and "false friends" that change the meaning of what you are saying entirely. And since each language uses such markers differently, the mistakes you make based on your native tongue will not be understood by someone who doesn't speak your language.
The situation gets even more complicated if you are speaking with other non-native speakers, who make mistakes based on their own languages. The best things to do: keep building your vocabulary, keep up your English conversation and practise the truly essential bits of grammar.
In this week's exercise we look at some issues you need to watch out for when speaking to other international speakers of English on a holiday abroad. Make sure you don't feel like an April fool: Join us for some troubleshooting.
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