False friends

manderjones 2020-05-15 14:40:33
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There are many false friends and polysemous words out there. Czechs for instance, sometimes have a hard time differentiating words in English. Instead they have a tendency of using a familiar sounding/spelled word in their own language to refer to other non-related words. When they misuse these words, in English, they often lack appropriacy. Some examples of this are words like receipt and recipe. Other words Czechs mix up are boss instead of chef and cuisine instead of kitchen.

Flaws in pronunciation such as /v/ sounds substituted for /w/ are also sticking points that need addressing.

In this PPT we plan to give students a chance to distinguish between these misconceptions. We also aim to provide some spoken practise with the words in context of eating habits at work, home and elsewhere.

The present downloadable worksheet is a great resource for at Intermediate (B1) and Upper-intermediate (B2) level. It is aimed at revising Nouns and Homonyms (two words with the same pronunciation - homophones and homographs) in English, and is a valuable material for honing your pupils' Speaking skills. It centers around the topic and words of Food.
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Upload date: 2020-05-15 14:40:33

Author: manderjones

from United Kingdom

I am a dedicated, professional EFL Teacher with almost 15 years experience, whose primary purpose is to drive students towards a higher level of proficiency in the English language. I have taught a plethoria of pedagogical approaches paying particular focus on the communicative method; a common practise in language schools globally.


Having lived, taught and volunteered across three continents in over half a dozen countries I am able to draw on these experiences as a tool for understanding students individual learning needs. As each nationality experience problems with L2; it is my job to iron out these flaws and alert them to common pitfalls when communicating.


In addition I lead teacher training sessions & workshops, mentor, create syllabi and design exams & materials for schools.


In my spare time I review attractions and eating/drinking establishments for a number of online travel sites. I also contribute to advice forums and set up travel blogs.


Both in and out of work, teaching, learning and sharing are of great importance to me.

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