Common Mistakes At CAE

Mistakes

The people who is working for me

What I loved to do in my youthness

I was telling to you

We are friends since university

He found a good work in Turin

I watched to them

Yesterday we broken the system for watering

I losed the train

I get home at 9 last night

It has been a long day yesterday

When I was student I was in Bologna

I sleeped outside Bologna

A lot of time ago

I did just a few work with my hands

I say things more complicated with you in English than with people in Italian

 

Solutions

The people who work for me or the people who are working for me

What I loved to do in my youth

I was telling you

We have been friends since university

Use the present perfect to connect the past with the present

He (has) found good work in Turin or he found a good job in Turin

Work = uncountable. Job = countable.

I watched them

Yesterday the watering system broke or yesterday the watering system was broken or Yesterday we broke the watering system = we broke the system.

Break, broke, broken

I missed the train

I got home at 9 last night

It was a long day yesterday - if you say when, e.g. ‘yesterday, last week, two days ago’ = use the past simple

When I was a student I was in Bologna

I used to sleep outside Bologna or I slept outside Bologna

A long time ago

I did just a little work with my hands

I say more complicated things with you in English than with people in Italian

 

Mistakes

Maggie sent a couple of days ago the agenda

Into the agenda there were arguments that I didn't think...

They are composed by scientists...

They seems very friendly but they not are very friendly

I don't like the people in the tv that speaks Roman

 

Solutions

A couple of days ago Maggie sent the agenda

In the agenda there were arguments that I didn't think...

They are composed of scientists…

Composed by + musician

They seem very friendly but they aren’t very friendly

I don't like the people on tv that/who speak Roman