About this book
I go to shopping. This restaurant can smoke. I am boring.
This bilingual (English-Japanese) taxonomy of fifty of the most common and persistent mistakes made by Japanese learners of English is offered to both teachers and students as a useful time-saving tool, as well as a more targeted treatment than most general grammar books provide.
Each mistake features a clear and simple explanation, and examples of incorrect and correct usage. The explanation is followed by a “practice” section, which requires students to correct the sentences based on the explanations provided, and a “production” section, which requires students to generate their own original sentences according to the rule.
Teachers could prescribe certain pages based on the errors identified in student writing or speaking samples, or students could simply work through this book from beginning to end.
About the author
Paul Raine (MA TEFL) is an award-winning teacher, presenter, author, and developer. His other books include the best-selling 50 Ways to Teach with Technology (Wayzgoose Press) and the innovative multi-path graded reader Journey to Mars (Atama-ii Books).
About the translator
Wakako Ito received a bachelor’s degree in English linguistics and regional cultures from Kanda University of International Studies in 1997. She has been working as a translator for more than 17 years.
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