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ACTIVITY: FALSE FRIENDS (EDUCATION)

ACTIVITY- FALSE FRIENDS (EDUCATION)

False friends (similar words to your own language with a different meaning) can be a language learners worst enemy as they can easily be confused when speaking. This is a quick speaking activity to help change bad habits and get rid of these common errors. It can be adapted to any set of false friends, see the list (HERE).

The activity is simple, the speaker must try to correct the false friends and then use them in a conversation. It is essential to put them into real conversations to assimilate them well.

 

The task:

CORRECT THESE FALSE FRIENDS WITH THE CORRECT FORMS: YOU NEED TO ADD A PREPOSITION OR SUBSTITUTE THE VERB/NOUN WITH THE CORRECT FORM.

 

ASSIST A CLASS

BEGIN A LANGUAGE

BRUSH ON MY ENGLISH

DROP OUT UNIVERSITY

GET GOOD NOTES

APPROVE AN EXAM

MAKE A PROJECT

TAKE POINTS

SUSPEND AN EXAM

MAKE AN ASSIGNMENT

WORK A JOB

COME WITH A PLAN

RUN OUT IDEAS

GET ON CLASSMATES

PUT HOMEWORK

 

Form questions using the future tense and ask and answer with your partner:

 

(Predictions) Will you….?

(Predictions/plans) Are you going to…?

(Plans/arrangements) Are you (…ing)?

 

ASSIST ATTEND A CLASS

BEGIN TAKE UP A LANGUAGE

BRUSH UP ON MY ENGLISH

DROP OUT OF UNIVERSITY

GET GOOD NOTES GRADES

APPROVE PASS AN EXAM

MAKE DO A PROJECT

TAKE POINTS NOTES

SUSPEND FAIL AN EXAM

MAKE DO AN ASSIGNMENT

WORK DO/HAVE A JOB

COME UP WITH A PLAN

RUN OUT OF IDEAS

GET ON WITH CLASSMATES

PUT SET HOMEWORK

 

DOWNLOAD THIS SHEET HERE

 

 

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