These last years I’ve been compiling a collection of linguistic mistakes I happened to read on Twitter. These tweets have been great real examples for my students. They found them fun and challenging. Here it is a small selection of the top 30 and different ways to exploit this freebie.
The presentation is pretty simple:
- Students get a tweet and they try to find orthographic mistakes
- Click and the mistake is highlighted to confirm or to show what is actually wrong with the text
- The students then try to explain why is it wrong
- Click again and a linguistic, detailed explanation will appear. You can then teach them the reason in a more detailed manner with the linguistic explanation and the example corrected.