English Mistakes

English is a widely spoken language around the world, and proficiency in spoken English is essential for effective communication. However, many students often make common mistakes when speaking English, which can hinder their ability to express themselves clearly and confidently. At CMR School Medchal, we understand the importance of helping students overcome these challenges and develop strong communication skills. In this article, we’ll explore eight common spoken English mistakes made by students, along with examples and corrections to help them improve their speaking skills.

1. Incorrect Verb Tenses


Incorrect: “Yesterday, I go to the park.” Correction: “Yesterday, I went to the park.”


Using the correct verb tense is crucial for conveying the timing of actions accurately. In this example, the past tense “went” should be used instead of the present tense “go” to describe an action that occurred in the past.

2. Mispronunciation of Words


Incorrect: “I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow.” Mispronunciation: “I have a doctor’s app-oin-ment tomorrow.” Correction: “I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow.”


Mispronouncing words can lead to misunderstandings in communication. In this example, the word “appointment” is mispronounced, but the correct pronunciation should be “uh-poin-tment.”

3. Incorrect Subject-Verb Agreement


Incorrect: “She don’t like ice cream.” Correction: “She doesn’t like ice cream.”


Subject-verb agreement means that the verb must agree with the subject in number. In this example, “she” is singular, so the correct verb form is “doesn’t” (does not) instead of “don’t” (do not).

4. Using Double Negatives


Incorrect: “I don’t want no dessert.” Correction: “I don’t want any dessert.”


Double negatives create confusion and are considered incorrect in standard English. In this example, using “no” and “don’t” together creates a double negative. Instead, the correct form should be “I don’t want any dessert.”

5. Incorrect Use of Articles (a, an, the)


Incorrect: “Can you pass me a salt, please?” Correction: “Can you pass me the salt, please?”


Articles are used to specify nouns. In this example, “the” should be used instead of “a” because the speaker is referring to a specific salt, not just any salt.

6. Confusing Similar Words


Incorrect: “I am very exited about the party.” Correction: “I am very excited about the party.”


Confusing similar words can lead to inaccuracies in communication. In this example, “exited” is a common mistake, but the correct word is “excited” to express enthusiasm or anticipation.

7. Failure to Use Contractions


Incorrect: “I am not going to the party.” Correction: “I’m not going to the party.”


Contractions are commonly used in spoken English to make sentences sound more natural and conversational. In this example, “I’m” is the contraction for “I am,” which is more commonly used in everyday speech.

8. Lack of Intonation and Stress


Incorrect: “I can’t believe you said that.” Correction: “I can’t believe you said that!”


Intonation and stress play a crucial role in conveying emotions and emphasis in spoken English. In this example, adding an exclamation mark at the end emphasizes the speaker’s surprise or disbelief.

FAQ’s :

1. Q: What grades does CMR School Medchal cater to?

   A: CMR School Medchal offers education from Nursery to Grade 10.

2. Q: What curriculum does CMR School Medchal follow?

   A: CMR School Medchal follows the globally recognized CBSE curriculum, providing a strong academic foundation.

3. Q: What is the average class size at CMR School Medchal?

   A: The class sizes at CMR School Medchal are limited to 25-30 students, ensuring personalized attention and optimal learning outcomes.

4. Q: What facilities does CMR School Medchal provide?

   A: CMR School Medchal offers modern infrastructure spread over 2.5 acres, including smart classrooms, well-equipped labs, and robust sports facilities.

5. Q: What extracurricular activities are available at CMR School Medchal?

   A: CMR School Medchal encourages students to explore their passions through a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, and music.

6. Q: What is the school’s approach to holistic education?

   A: CMR School Medchal believes in nurturing the whole individual, providing a well-rounded education that goes beyond textbooks and emphasizes character building.

7. Q: What is the admission process for CMR School Medchal?

   A: The admission process involves filling out an application form, attending an entrance assessment, and meeting any other specific document requirements.

8. Q: Does CMR School Medchal offer transportation facilities?

   A: Yes, CMR School Medchal provides transportation facilities for students, ensuring convenience and safety during commute.

9. Q: What are the school’s values and philosophy?

   A: CMR School Medchal is committed to fostering a positive learning environment, and guiding students towards academic success, personal growth, and responsible citizenship.

10. Q: What sets CMR School Medchal apart from other schools in the area?

    A: CMR School Medchal stands out for its focus on excellence, innovation, and holistic development, along with its proven track record of producing well-prepared students.


By being aware of these common spoken English mistakes and practising correct usage, students can improve their communication skills and express themselves more effectively. At CMR School Medchal, we prioritize the development of strong spoken English skills among our students, providing them with opportunities to practice and refine their speaking abilities in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Join us at CMR School Medchal and embark on a journey towards fluent and confident communication in English. With our focus on holistic development and personalized instruction, we empower students to excel academically and thrive in a globalized world.

Admissions are now open for the 2024-25 academic year. Contact us today at +91 9154363599 or visit www.cmrschool.in to learn more and enroll your child in our English communication program.

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