Real life spelling mistakes – PowerPoint

It’s good to know that people across the English speaking world make spelling mistakes. Some of them, then take the time to print these mistakes or paint them on signs or even tattoo them on their body. Here’s the powerpoint

This is a quick PowerPoint show for pre-intermediate to intermediate learners with a lot of real life spelling mistakes. Show it to your students and ask them to find the mistakes and then correct them. Answers below

1. closed 2. mistakes 3. order 4. required/experience/preferred 5. professional 6. February 7. the first ‘to’ should be ‘too’. 8. teachers 9. school 10.stop 11. ¬†illegal 12. exceptions 13. ‘past’ should be ‘passed’

You can find more lessons like this at

English Language Space



  1. Lindsey Wright · · Reply

    Hey Chris,

    Sorry to leave an unrelated comment, but I couldn’t find any contact info on the blog, and wanted to ask about a guest post. Please drop me an e-mail!



    1. Hi Lindsey,
      if you’d like to post a guess post here on this blog that’s fine.
      leave me you’re email and I’ll get in touch.


  2. Deb Johnson · · Reply

    a great collection of classic blunders. I love that you use photographs to show them. Thanks for the laughs!

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