1) Backlog Analysis: unlearn typical English mistakes
Isn’t it frustrating: it is always the same mistakes that prevent you from becoming fluent and confident in your spoken English. How can you unlearn those mistakes?
Don’t try too much at a time. Instead, concentrate on just one typical mistake. Go through the explanations and exercises in your grammar reference or textbook. When reading English texts, look out for that specific grammar aspect.
Take the print out of our analysis and consult your teacher or any of your friends who can help you. Look through the text together and pick out one problem. Write down the category … and start unlearning that problem.
If you’ve unlearned the mistake, you can tackle the next problem.
What’s the problem?
1. Singular and Plural Form of Nouns
4. some/any and much/many
5. Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers
6. Date and Time
8. Comparison of Adjectives
9. Form and Comparison of Adverbs
10. Adjectives and Adverbs
11. Affirmative Sentences (Word Order)
12. Positions of Adverbs
13. Negative Sentences
15. Use of Tenses
16. Form of Tenses
17. Conditional Sentences (if clauses)
18. Auxiliary Verbs
19. Short Answers
20. Phrasal Verbs
24. Relative Clauses
25. Reported Speech
26. Passive Voice
Tip 2: to be continued