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Do you feel confident when writing in English, or do you worry that you make too many mistakes? If you feel less than enthusiastic about writing, then you’re not alone. You’re not alone because most learners feel the same way. Writing can be a stressful process. You feel that all of your mistakes are there in black and white, burning into the reader’s eyes — even if your reader is totally happy to accept that English isn’t your first language and doesn’t expect perfection.
However, you’re also not alone because we are here to help! We give you the chance to self-check your writing skills and offer lots of easy-to-follow tips on how to improve them.
For each of these pairs or trios of sentences, decide which one you think is correct. If you think that more than one is correct, which one sounds best?
A. I’m interested in a career in journalism or a writer. B. I’m interested in a career in journalism or writing. C. I’m interested in a career as a journalist or writer.
A. Our main objectives are:
• to increase sales.
• find new opportunities.
• working with new partners. B. Our main objectives are:
• to increase sales.
• to find new opportunities.
• to work with new partners.
A. I look forward to meet you. B. I look forward to meeting you. C. I’m looking forward to meeting you.
A. It’s an honour to be invited. B. It’s a honour to be invited.
A. My wife and our daughter are having cocktails to celebrate her birthday. B. My wife and our daughter are having cocktails to celebrate our daughter’s birthday.
A. Fewer students are learning foreign languages these days. B. Less students are learning foreign languages these days.
A. Arriving at the hotel, a friendly receptionist greeted us. B. Arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist.
A. The film star, who now lives alone, has started a new career. B. The now alone-living film star has started a new career.
A. Having arrived at the station with only a minute to spare, I managed to catch the train, find a seat and make myself comfortable before the inspector asked for my ticket, which I then realized I must have left back at the house when I’d changed my jacket. B. Having arrived at the station with only a minute to spare, I managed to catch the train. I found a seat and made myself comfortable before the inspector asked for my ticket. I then realized I must have left it back at the house when I’d changed my jacket.
A. I’d be very grateful if you could help me. B. I’d be profoundly appreciative if you could assist me.
Check your answers on the following double page and, if you had any problems, read our tips to find out how to avoid them in the future.
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