13 ENGLISH MISTAKES EVEN ADVANCED HOW I TRAVEL THE WORLD ✈ CHEAP TRAVEL 11 months ago   11:52

Gabby Wallace - Go Natural English
Here is a great list of super common mistakes that you might be making. Check out our video lesson above to hear these mistakes and learn how to correct them!

1. ON NEXT MONDAY: Imagine that you're making plans with a friend. You agree to meet for coffee, and your friend asks you what day would work for you. "How about on next Monday?" No! That's incorrect. You can say either "How about next Monday?" or "How about on Monday?," but you cannot use both!

2. IN LAST JULY: Similarly to #1, you can only choose one of these! You can say "in July" or "last July," but you cannot mix both. You can use in when referring to a year, like "in 2003," and you can use last in "last week," "last month," and "last year."

3. NATIVE AMERICAN vs. NATIVE SPEAKER: Native Americans are the people who first lived in North America, way before European settlers arrived on this continent. A Native American is not someone whose mother tongue or native language is American English. It's actually a whole other group of people! The correct term for what you'd like to become, as an awesome English student, is native English speaker :)

4. LEGENDS vs. SUBTITLES: We hope you've been practicing your English skills by watching movies in English. It's such a fun way to learn! However, if you need a visual text guide to help you catch all those words that you might not understand, you should see if the movie has subtitles. Portuguese speakers, especially might ask for the "legends" (legendas in Portuguese), which is incorrect. Instead, a legend is usually a person who is looked up to, or a hero, or an epic story that is passed down through generations.

5. DON'T SKIP WORDS! For example, if you want to ask someone where they're from, don't ask: "Where from?" You're skipping, or leaving out, some important words there! The correct way to ask would be: "Where are you from?" Native English speakers might sound like they're only saying "where from," but that's because we're emphasizing the stress words, and might be speaking quickly.

6. THANKS GOD: We love seeing your positive comments on our lessons and videos, and we appreciate these nice words! However, they are NOT correct. The correct way to say this phrase is: "Thank God!" Another way to say this (in perhaps a less religious sense, if you would prefer) would be: "Thank goodness!"

7. TEACHER IS NOT A TITLE! Gabby is a great teacher, and we know how much you enjoy interacting with her! However, when addressing a teacher, you should instead address them by their name. For example: in a more formal situation, you would address a teacher by their last name, i.e. Mr. Smith or Mrs. Smith. In some cases, women might prefer Miss Smith (if they are unmarried), or Ms. Smith, which is a general form of addressing women and which does not reflect their marital status. In a less formal setting, like what we do here at Go Natural English, you could refer to your teacher here as Gabby :)

8. MA'AM OR MADAM: This is most commonly used as a sign of respect for much older women, particularly in the South. You should only be using words like ma'am or madam in very formal situations, or with your elders.

9. EXPLAIN THIS TO ME: When you would like to have something explained better, you would not ask: "Explain me this." That is incorrect! The correct way would be to say: "Explain this to me" or "Explain it to me."

10. ASK ME: Don't say "Ask to me" or "Ask to him/her." We simply say: ask me, ask him/her, ask them, ask Gabby!

11. FUNNY vs. FUN: Funny is something that makes you laugh or is comical (ha ha ha!). Something fun is something you enjoy doing, that makes you happy, but you're not necessarily laughing.

12. I HAVEN'T + NOUN: Saying things like "I haven't the money," or "I haven't the time," are technically correct phrases, but they are antiquated. These are very old ways of saying "I don't have the money," or "I don't have the time." You might hear the older versions in countries like the U.K., but you will likely never hear them in the U.S. You would, however, see "haven't" used in front of a verb in the past participle, like: "I haven't studied today."

13. CHANGE WORD ORDER FOR QUESTIONS: We've been asked: "When you will start the new Go Natural English course?" a few times! That is an incorrect question. The correct way to ask would be: "When will you start the new Go Natural English course?" Subject + verb is the sentence structure you'd use for a statement. You need to invert it when you ask a question like this!

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Comments 382 Comments

Marcelio Araujo Bezerra
Good morning! Teache? How much time! Excuse-me I'm leaviing to work.bye, bye!
Jose Arturo Valle Lopez
Gabby I give you a like
harrison parra quintero
Hello my name is Harrison, I’m from Colombia, thanks for your videos... but, why don’t your videos have subtitles in English?🙏
A. Muslih AtMojo
I really appreciate you Gabby🙏 have a great day
Muhammad Irfan
I love you
Reef Diver
I was born in America and have never been to Europe, yet I'm not considered native to America?
Henry Khosasih
I love the way native speakers say "eaten" XD
gil boston
As a Portuguese speaker, I noticed there are some American don't follow the rules of the verb. In Brazil where I was born and grew up, we can analyze people by how they speak. Good or bad education. My question, can you comment on when people say things like, she don't know, I don't know nothing. In Brazil, this kind of mistakes can be acceptable only on songs.
Suny Khan
Truly appreciated. To be honest, I really learned a new corrections. Although, I watched many videos with movies but this kind of information got me now after watching your video. I’d say its truly incredible. Thank you very much ❤️🙌👍🙏
Katherin Mendez
Why some people said me ma'am when I have 19 yrs old?
peter yuan
English is my 3rd language and I don't make these mistakes🤔
Leonardo Sousa
Quero me casar com vc.
David Salinas
I think these are very basic mistakes. No advanced student would make them. If they do, they're not advanced.
The last mistake I've heard it in natives. that got me confused for some time.
Marcelio Araujo Bezerra
Hi! It's great to see you! So Brasilian Exactly It's 20: 03 o' clock. Thanks! Bye, bye!
ana Radwa Ayman
I like your videos so much Gabby but l have a demand if you can write all what you say in the videos to be able to understand you more clearly and thanks for your great efforts
waqar usman
I think you are pretty...... would you like to get some coffee next week, Saturday around 4:00 P.M my place? :)
Asma Rahimoon
I have a question is it have your ever eaten or have you ever ate I argued about this with my sister so I need to know
Owls Ranch
Not really need to change word to ask questions.. just go for intonations!! More important !
Giovanni Tonlorenzi
Thanks so much, Miss Wallace!
sabri alhilfi
Hi sweet Gabby
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HOW I TRAVEL THE WORLD ✈ CHEAP TRAVEL 13 ENGLISH MISTAKES EVEN ADVANCED 11 months ago   07:39

CREATIVE WAYS TO SAVE 

If you're like us, you're more likely to be rich in friendship and in health than you are in the bank, but those are also important! In order to afford things that require some extra cash, you can start using these creative tips today to start saving money and planning your next trip.

COVER THE BASICS

Before you start planning, you will need to focus first on covering the basics. This means: rent, food, utilities - things that you will have to pay every month, no matter what. After that, you can make travel a priority.

PRIORITIZE TRAVEL

It's essential, if you want to travel, to make your desire to travel a priority. Create a savings account at your bank and add money into it whenever you can. Cut back on extra unnecessary items - like clothing or shoes you don't really need - or skipping dinners out at restaurants, or racking up a huge bill at the bar. If things like these aren't as high of a priority, you can definitely put them on hold and save that money instead.

SAVE OVER TIME

When we look online and see what plane tickets and hotels cost nowadays, it's totally understandable to freak out. We do too! When you add everything up, spending thousands of dollars seems like an insurmountable feat, especially when most people don't have that kind of money to spend. We know that travel can be so expensive, especially if it's not planned well, and with enough time beforehand.

So, instead of freaking out and counting how much money you'll have to spend, think about the ways you can save over time, and what cuts you can make to your everyday routines that could save you big bucks in the end. For example, if you wanted to save $3,000 over the course of a year, you would only need to save about $8.22 every day (or about $57.69 every week, or $250 each month). If you eat lunch out while you're at work or school, for example, you could save that money instead, bring food from home, and probably save that $8.22 per day that you need. You could also save on that coffee or smoothie you buy on the way to work. Break it down into small, manageable savings that don't feel like one big amount, all at once.

FIND SMALL LUXURIES

Enjoying your travels doesn't mean you have to splurge! Being able to find the luxury in little things is key to enjoying yourself on your trip but also not wasting money where you don't need to. If you're lucky, yu can even find super luxurious things to do that don't cost a thing! Going to the beach or finding a beautiful, scenic park, street performers, free concerts and museums, and walking around like a local are all free ways of spending quality time in the city you're visiting.

Finding luxury in the little things could also be as simple as skipping the "tourist trap" type restaurants, and instead shopping at a local market or grocery store, where you'll be able to sample lots of local foods. I've done this myself! I made myself a picnic lunch to take to the park, and ate it while staring up at the Eiffel Tower. Both the price tag and the view were better than any restaurant I could have chosen! Trying the local street food instead of sit-down restaurants, renting an apartment instead of a hotel, and using public transportation instead of taxis, are also great ways to cut down on extra spending during your trip.

ALTERNATIVE TRAVEL

The most common way to travel is by air, but that doesn't mean you should limit yourself to a plane ticket! Look for other ways to travel to your destination. Can you drive there? Can you take a bus or a train? Would a boat be a possibility? Look at all the options before you make a decision. And you can also set up alerts on some travel sites to let you know when fares go on sale!

TRAVEL FOR WORK OR STUDY

One of the best ways to save money and travel at the same time is to find a job or a volunteer opportunity where you might get paid to travel. If you're a student, or would like to go back to college, you could find scholarships that will allow you to travel to other countries to study, and you can save money while you're there by living with local families who rent out rooms for students, also known as a homestay program.

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