Do you have any bad habits?
We all have one or two bad habits. And I'm not talking about biting your fingernails when you are stressed at work or ordering too much fast food online when you are feeling lazy. I'm talking about bad habits in your language (in Turkish and in English). The danger with forming bad language habits is that the words you say can become meaningless or the meaning of the word can change. Here is an example from America: In America, we say 'literally' too much and we use it incorrectly more often than we use it correctly. If you Google the definition of 'literally', the first definition is the old (correct) meaning and the second definition is the new (incorrect) meaning. Americans used the word incorrectly so much, the dictionary had to change!
Sometimes, whole countries develop bad language habits. In our latest video, we want to show you the top 5 email mistakes made by the whole country of Turkey. After almost 10 years of teaching Turkish professionals, I guarantee that your emails have a least 3 or 4 of these mistakes, but the good news is: these are easy habits to break! Check out the video and take the quiz!
Take the quiz to see if you have mastered these common mistakes.
At Dragoman Akademi, we don't really believe in a,b,c,d answers. Let's see if you really have mastered this topic. Our academic team will review your answers and send you personal feedback.