Advanced Level >> Error Correction/Editing Worksheets >> Students look at these authentic newspaper errors and find the mistakes. Good for the editing skills necessary in some of the public exams (CAE for example) at this level.
Actual Errors in Newspapers
Headline: SUSPECT TAKEN IN MIAMI JEWEL CASE
The house was trimmed in pink, white and blue with babies hanging from the ceiling and nursing bottles galore.
The 53-year-old candidate for the Congress, now of Little Rock, was born on a farm in Kansas City 68 years ago.
"I's very happy," said Olga, a medical student in perfect English.
We are not responsible for errors in the Calfficied Ads.
We have received a new shipment of Arrow shirts for men with 16 necks.
We are happy to announce the engagement of Gene Kelly to Prince Rainier. He will now become a princess.
Smokers, the next time you light up, try Chesterfields if you really want a good choke.
Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your parents. Send them to her in care of this newspaper.
The fatal accident occurred at 125th Street as the dead man was crossing the intersection.
Charles H. Horn goes to Georgia Tech to study unclear physics.
LBJ COLD ALMOST OVER, FUNERAL TRIP STILL UNCERTAIN
The Tuesday matinee at the Arcadia Theater will be on Saturday this weekend instead of Thursday.
STEP TAKEN ON SEWAGE
In the ensuing struggle, the hijacker's pistol discharged, wounding the stewardess in the tail section.
Mrs. Downs attended the flower show with her twin daughters, Mary, age 6, and Helen, age 4.
MAN WHOSE HEART STOPPED BEATING TO TAKE IT EASY
Mrs. Nelson was presented with a gift from the chapter in appreciation of work well done by Mrs. Ethel Anderson.
Clark Gable was injured in an automobile accident. The extent of his injuries are not known; however, the area in which Mr. Gable was injured is spectacular and scenic. (I wish I knew where this was!)
The sheriff said there are currently five openings at the county jail.
ESCAPED LEOPARD BELIEVED SPOTTED
CEMETERY GETS PRAISE FROM FORMER RESIDENT
"The carnage on our highways can be reduced, but only if you give us the fools to perform the job correctly," said Gov. Hatfield.
About one third of all passengers flying between London and Paris travel by air.
In Chicago five men were accused on bride-taking.
The new mayor is an insurance agent and broke.