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These 86 worksheets are designed to help students practice correcting mistakes in a variety of fun and creative ways. Let’s take a look at one of the great worksheets you can find on Busy Teacher. This worksheet is called “Mistakes That Everybody Makes” and has been used by a number of teachers. It is for elementary learners who need some practice correcting simple grammar mistakes. Unfortunately no answer key is provided but perhaps it will be added later on. Similar worksheets are available and cover a range of topics so choose something that your students will enjoy, need practice on, or both.
Some people believe that being able to recognize mistakes and make corrections is an important part of learning a language. On the other hand, there is a school of thought that maintains that students should not be exposed to intentionally incorrect material as that will only confuse them and hinder their learning. The idea is that if you hear something said incorrectly enough times, it will start to sound correct. Having said that, it is important to have a variety of practice activities so that students do not become bored with the material and classes do not become repetitive. Your approach to teaching and your opinion on this topic will determine whether or not you include this type of activity in your ESL courses.

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Daily Grammar: Rio de Janeiro

Daily Grammar: Rio de Janeiro

• » Correcting Mistakes
Learn about Rio de Janeiro and practice building grammar skills at the same. Each sentence in this passage contains an error. In the accompanying multiple choice questions, students must identify ...
1 Views 1,552 ElemInt
Do I Have To? (Chores, Responsible For and Have to/Has To)

Do I Have To? (Chores, Responsible For and Have to/Has To)

suhedabektas
•Correcting Mistakes, ,
This worksheet includes fill in the blanks activity with a wordcloud which is about household chores. Also, it provides a sentence level activity, in that part learners use 'have to/has to' and 'r ...
5 Views 4,318 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran

Song Worksheet: Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran

Patricia Arlt
Listening to songs is a nice way to improve listening skills and pronunciation plus you can learn about cultural backgrounds. This is a song worksheet based on "Galway Girl" by Ed Sheeran. Student ...
7 Views 10,214 Pre-IntInt
Editing: Giant Panda

Editing: Giant Panda

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Editing and proofreading are essential aspects of effective writing. Students read the passages carefully and thoroughly and rewrite the passages correctly on the lines provided. This is great pra ...
9 Views 10,620 Elem
Error Correction Worksheet

Error Correction Worksheet

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I have created this worksheet for my year 8 class to tackle their common spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. For motivation, I am planning to divide the class into two teams and have a com ...
7 Views 12,307 Pre-IntInt
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Commonly Confused Words

Commonly Confused Words

BusyTeacher Contributor
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Commonly confused words. The following worksheet provide students with the opportunity to distinguish between commonly confused words. This in turn allows teachers to work closely with students an ...
6 Views 14,560 Elem
B2 Level Writing Correction Feedback

B2 Level Writing Correction Feedback

ευτυχι^
•Correcting Mistakes,
This is a ppt file helping students of B2 level of English to understand basic mistakes when writing. I used mistakes that students usually make in order to make them realise basic differences in ...
2 Views 9,870 Exam
Quote Grammar Message

Quote Grammar Message

ΰλεννκΰ
My point is grammar. I love creating different grammar tasks. This time I’ve decided to come up with something special for checking my students’ grammar. There are 45 sentences, some ...
9 Views 16,016 IntAdv
Editing Practice: Present Simple, Third Person Singular

Editing Practice: Present Simple, Third Person Singular

•Correcting Mistakes,
236-word paragraph with 20 Third Person Singular (present simple) grammar mistakes: 'Jon's Daily Routine' with answer key on page 2. Approximate time: 15 minutes. Use this activity to lead into ...
10 Views 17,932 Pre-IntInt
Halloween Fun

Halloween Fun

dotty
•Correcting Mistakes, ,
A fun worksheet to help learners use prior knowledge of Halloween, whilst embedding vocabulary by means of spelling exercises, word search and a crossword. There are answer sheets also provided fo ...
9 Views 11,697 BegElem
Correction Symbols

Correction Symbols

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This PowerPoint includes different correction symbols. You can teach these symbols to your students and then correct your students' writings in this way. So, they can rewrite their writing and co ...
7 Views 5,562 ElemPre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Baby Love by Petite Meller

Song Worksheet: Baby Love by Petite Meller

A listening set of exercises based on the Song "Baby Love" (2015). This activity includes ordering sentences, discriminating words, correcting spelling and reviewing some gerunds. [youtube=http:// ...
2 Views 8,383 ElemPre-Int
Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Nadya
• » Correcting Mistakes
This exercise is for intermediate students to practice correction of the mistakes. It can be used as a class exercise or students can do it themselves. Tis exercise can be used when the topic "Fam ...
7 Views 8,502 Int
Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

•Correcting Mistakes,
Students can identify some signs and write sentences. It also contains some incorrect school rules and they have to correct the mistakes and rewrite the rules. If you want, you can ask the student ...
6 Views 16,184 ElemPre-Int
Find and Correct Mistakes (A Recount Text)

Find and Correct Mistakes (A Recount Text)

• » Correcting Mistakes
This find-the-mistake worksheet is intended for advanced students who are eager to better their proofreading skills. It covers common mistakes students often make when writing an essay. This recou ...
16 Views 38,611 Adv
Believe It or Not

Believe It or Not

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A series of incredible facts from 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' series have been divided into phrases and chunks, which students must organize in order to form coherent, grammatically correct sente ...
8 Views 13,758 Pre-IntIntAdv
First Steps in English

First Steps in English

•Correcting Mistakes,
This worksheet helps a student in his first steps in English. He can practice the basic abc order and he can practice a very simple writing of a correct word order in a sentence structure.You can ...
4 Views 10,558 BegElem
JC's Common Errors Bankrupt

JC's Common Errors Bankrupt

•Correcting Mistakes,
Tired of basic mistakes produced by my "advanced" students, I decided to take advantage of Busy Teacher's "warmer of the day: Bankrupt". I was hoping that turning these mistakes into a competition ...
6 Views 9,384 IntAdv
Song Worksheet: Gone Gone Gone by Phillip Phillips

Song Worksheet: Gone Gone Gone by Phillip Phillips

I've prepared this song for mi pre-Cambridge students, i.e, advanced level but it can also be used with other levels. It's a nice song that they can listen while practising  wordformation, fi ...
6 Views 11,770 IntAdv
Editing an Essay

Editing an Essay

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How to edit an essay. Including practical tips for review. How to revise the content, structure and layout of the essay. How to proofread an essay. The importance of citing sources. This is for b ...
8 Views 9,238 ElemPre-IntInt
Correct the Mistakes (Spanish/Romance Speakers)

Correct the Mistakes (Spanish/Romance Speakers)

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This is a 15-20 minute filler activity I made for my Spanish/Catalan-speaking students, which aims to check their awareness of the common mistakes they make when speaking. There are 16 incorrect s ...
5 Views 6,457 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
100 Common Usage Problems PowerPoint

100 Common Usage Problems PowerPoint

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100 common usage problems is a guide from www.kgsupport.com  including additional common usage problems from public domain websites (references listed). Compiled as a PowerPoint presenta ...
9 Views 8,860 All
Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons

Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons

•Correcting Mistakes,
A worksheet with different exercises to work with a song by a popular band of the moment. It contains activities such as putting the lines in order, completing the sentences, correcting the mistak ...
5 Views 13,441 Adv
Film Review That Needs Revision

Film Review That Needs Revision

•Correcting Mistakes,
This worksheet was desinged after I had a student submit a film review but that unfortunately had too many mistakes. I thought why not give it to the whole class to let them see where the errors a ...
2 Views 11,482 Pre-IntInt
Advanced Peer Editing Worksheet

Advanced Peer Editing Worksheet

•Correcting Mistakes, ,
A thorough and comprehensive peer-editing or self-editing worksheet for essays that covers organization, quality introduction, conclusions, developed body paragraphs as well as grammar issues such ...
5 Views 10,621 AdvExam

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