Category Writing

Price list

I was walking through a shopping mall on my way to work this morning and saw this in one of the window displays of a leading fashion brand. Their clothes are expensive but their spelling skills are cheap. Can you help them correct the mistake? Answers in the comments box, please.

Quiz card #008

Here’s today’s quiz card. Leave your answers in the comments box. Want more of this language goodness? For the complete list, click: Quiz cards  

Extra words

Here’s something I’ve just heard on the radio. It was during a program on technology and the discussion was about virtual reality. Tickets have to be pre-booked in advance. Why am I not happy with that sentence?

cc … mm; ll … nn

I bet you have no idea what this is all about.  Whatever can I mean by “cc … mm; ll … nn”? Well,  just let your eyes read on. ACCOMMODATION MILLENNIUM Maybe you know the meaning of the words but please, watch out for their spelling. As you can see, both have 2 double consonants. ACCOMMODATION […]

DON’T NOBODY NEVER

“Why don’t nobody never loosen up and let themselves go?” That’s a genuine quote, not a sentence I’ve made up. If you’re not happy with it, tell me why and correct it.

Vary your vocabulary

This afternoon’s class focussed on alternative words for common adjectives. Have you ever used any of these before? happy => CHUFFED sad => GUTTED good => TERRIFIC bad => DIRE angry => CHEESED OFF interesting => MIND-BLOWING attractive => STUNNING shocked => FLABBERGASTED Over to you … Can you think of a situation you have […]

Letter or email of complaint

Dear Mr. John Smith I’m writing cos I wanna complain about the shitty service I received from the workers of your holiday resort in Apr. of this year! That is the opening of a letter of complaint. The message is clear but the way it is expressed is poor, very poor. How do you suggest […]