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Read the following text. Can you find the mistakes?

Religion a big part of Indian life. India a nonreligious democracy, but its religious identity identity has basically not changed in 4000 years. However, India has begun to change in some ways due to modern technology. Nonetheless, much of the countryside in India remains the same as it thousands of years ago. India’s traditions very strong, and they have continued despite some attempts to change them.

India’s major religion, Hinduism, practiced by 80% of the people in India. It the largest religion in Asia and one of the world’s oldest religions.

Read the text again. This time pay attention to the corrections that have been made.

Religion is a big part of Indian life. India is a nonreligious democracy, but its religious identity has basically not changed in 4000 years. However, India has begun to change in some ways due to modern technology. Nonetheless, much of the countryside in India remains the same as it was thousands of years ago. India’s traditions are very strong, and they have continued despite some attempts to change them.

India’s major religion, Hinduism, is practiced by 80% of the people in India. It is the largest religion in Asia and one of the world’s oldest religions.

You must use some form of “be” or linking verb to join subjects to their descriptions in English. You must also use “be” in passive voice verb phrases (be practiced).

Quiz

Correct the mistakes in these sentences.

1.  Wow! That cake delicious.

2.  Ronald Reagan President of the US in the 80’s.

What am I?

Read these clues. Then read the short description.

  • I am a kind of money.
  • People started using me in 1999.
  • I have 100 cents but I am not a dollar.

I am the Euro!

Issues!

Read the text.

Juan : Mary! You look terrible. How did you get those bags under your eyes?

Mary I haven’t slept in a week. Do you see all these invoices? They’re from last

week. We haven’t even started this week’s pile. We’re seriously backlogged.

Juan : I thought the turnaround time on those was 24 hours. Did the system crash?

Mary The system is fine. It’s the boss’s niece that crashed. We can’t process the checks until she signs the invoices, and she never signs them until she’s been

asked four times. She only reads emails from management.

Juan : It sounds like she has real issues.

Mary It’s the boss who has issues. Namely, nepotism.

 

 

bags under your eyes           Dark circles under someone’s eyes, indicating that they are tired.

turnaround time                  The amount of time to finish work once it has been received.

issues                               Problems with a person’s personality.

 

 



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