Test

 

 
   
 

 

 

Having lived in Vienna for well over thirty years, I have a very good picture of the most common mistakes made by Austrians when speaking English.

Honestly, how many of these mistakes do you make??

How long have you been working here?    

correct

 

How long do you work here?  

incorrect

tense mix

 

 

 

There aren’t many people in town today.

correct

 

There aren’t much people in tow today.

incorrect

countable/uncountable

 

 

 

There is too little time to do all these things.

correct

 

There is too few time to do all these things.

incorrect

countable/uncountable

 

 

 

I live in Vienna.

correct

 

I am living in Vienna.

incorrect

2 present tenses

 

 

 

I used to work for that company.                

correct

 

In former days I worked for that company.

incorrect

used to live/used to living

 

 

 

She lent me her bicycle for the weekend..  

correct

 

She borrowed me her bicycle for the weekend.

incorrect

lend/borrow

 

 

 

The film last night was terribly exciting.    

correct

 

The film last night was terrible exciting.

incorrect

use of adverbs

 

 

 

I haven’t been home for weeks.                 

correct

 

I haven’t been at home for weeks.

incorrect

preposition problems

 

 

 

On my last holiday I flew to Spain. 

correct

 

On my last holiday I flowed to Spain.

incorrect

irregular verbs

 

 

 

I ate last week at the new restaurant.

correct

 

I have eaten last week at the new restaurant.

incorrect

simple past/present perfect

If you would like to improve your English, get rid of “Germanisms” and stop making mistakes like the above, then give me a call or send me a mail and let’s talk about it.