Language learners and native speakers alike: Are you ready for a challenge? I’ve made a mess of my writing and need YOUR help to fix it!
The paragraphs below each contain MORE THAN 30 MISTAKES, ranging from spelling, verb tense, punctuation… Anything’s game!
Lower-level learners, try to find at least 10 errors. Are you up to the challenge of fixing everything? Try your best, and check your answers on the second page. If you have any questions, arrange a meeting and I’ll be happy to walk you through it.
On This Day: June 7
Small area don’t necessarily mean few peoples Singapore it’s only 280mi2 (726km2), yet it boats over five millions citizens. The most densest country, Macau, squeezes nearly seven hundred-thousand people in to just 13mi2 – 54.000 people per square mill! Came in second four both size an density is Monaco, comprising 3,7000 citizens in less then one mile squared. Teny Vatican City its just 0.19mi2. Having separate form Italy on June 7 1929. Five hundred people life their, but twenty-five thousands tourist visit dayly. This is also the day, in 1494, that a Treaty of Tordesillas was singed, dividing the New World between Spain or Portugal. Its the reason why Brazil remains only Portuguese-spoken country in south America?
On This Day: June 6
Austrians welcome Adolf Hitler as he marched in to her home country to claim it for Germany on 1938, but died and oppression followed a Nazis. By 1944, Hitler controlled the most of Europe, and the Allies’ only chance to winning World War II was a amphibious assault like never scene be for. It goed by codename “Operation Overlord, but is better knowed today as D-Day. On the initial assault on June 6 near Normandy France, America, British, and Canadia troops stormed the beaches with 160.000 troupes. Four thousands allied soldiers died, but it was justly the continental toehold them needed to completely change the war’s tide. France liberated with in three months and the German surrendered unconditional less then an year later.
On This Day: June 5
In June 5, 1967, the tiny, fledgling nation of Israel decided to took on its arab neighbors four refusing two acknowledge it’s exist They shocked everyone (especially Egypt by more then doubling in size by just six days. Exactly on year later, other tragedy rocked United States, already teared by anti-war protests and race riots. Following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination two month prior. That, of course, come after President John F. Kennedy 1963 shooting, aswell . Her brother, civil rights advocate Robert Kennedy, were the favorite to follow his footsteps in to officer, but then he, too, gunned down by a Palestine mad about Israel. Instead, Richard Nixon goed onto became one of Americas most-hated president.
On This Day: June 4
The 19st Amendment, granting U.S. woman a write to vote, was finally past by Congress on June 4, 1919, ratify officially a years later. The suffragettes’ big brake had came with the outbreak of the World War I, when women proven there merit by taken up their husbands’ jobs during the countrys greatest necessity. Construction on Fort Necessity all so begun on June 4, 1754, to help save 22-year-old lieutenant Colonel George Washington form the wrath of a France officer who’s brother has been murder under his custody. Haphazard throwed up, the fort no offer much protection, and Washington forced to sing a confession to the murder on French, that he didn’t understood – a much inauspicious start for young leader.
On This Day: June 3
Zoot suits was a popular fashion statement among young Blacks and Latinos through out 1930s and ‘40’s. Began on June 3, 1943, military personal frustrated by the rose in gangs roamed the street of Los Angeles with clubs, beat anyone wearing the attire. Many injured, but for least noone dead. Unlike in the Tiananmen Square Massacre . The death of a former Communist Party Head on April 14, 1989, had inspires 100.000 student two gather and demand democratic reforms. Bye June 3, with over a millions demonstrators filled the square, premier Li Peng ordered a military to end this protests by any mean necessary. Soldiers shoot indiscriminately in to the crowd. Killing hundreds and arrested as many tenthousand.
On This Day: June 2
Rome was no builded in a day, and it no fell in one, neither. Most historians agree that western Roman empire had completely collapsing by 476 a.D., when the last Emperor, sixteen-years-old Romulus Augustulus, was unseated from the barbarian general Odoacer. The germanic invasion begun in 406, however, resulting in the city it self was overrun and looted by Visigoths on 410 and Vandals on June 2 455. Other famous sack occurrs on these day in 1763 in modern-day Michigan a group of Chippewa Native Americans approached Fort Michilimackinac and offering to play an game of lacrosse with a soldiers . Them chased a stray ball in to the Fort and attacked from with in. Surprise this were the start off Pontiac’s Rebellion.
On This Day: June 1
Sojourner Truth born a slave, but escapes and becamed first black woman to successfully Sue a white man for his son’s freedom. On June 1, 1843, at the age of fourty-six, she leaved home to “spoke the truth” in favor of equal for all? Helen Keller was both blind or deaf, but gone on to become a influence writer and lecturer, travelling the entire World to speak on behalf of the disabled womens suffrage labor writes, and world piece. She awarded the Presidential Metal of Freedom for years before his dead on June 1, 1968. Compared too that, Thomas Edison’s first patent on this same day on 1869 for a electronic voting machine is child’s play.
On This Day: May 31
Big ben, the famous clock tower erect on May 31, 1859, was lucky it weren’t on Pakistan on this same day on 1935 when an 7.7-magnitude earthquake killed fourty thousands peoples. Exactly thirty-five years later, an other 7,75-magnitude quake of the coast of Peru setted off the worlds deadliest avalanche, killing seventy thousand. The more powerful earthquake even recorded in Chile in May 22, 1960. Registering as hi as 9.6, but least than 6,000 perished. A very different disaster occurrs at May 31, 1921. Black men Dick Rowland had accused of rape after accident stepping on a white womans feet. Rumors spreaded and soon thousands gathering to burn down a entire black neighbor hood and massacred hundred in Tulsa Oklahoma.
On This Day: May 30
With over halve million fatalities, the Civil War remains Americas the deadliest conflict. In it’s after math, local ‘Decoration Day” events beganed poping up in both the North and south to honor the died bye decorating there graves with flours. Nationwide observation of Memorial Day begun on May 30, 1868, and, after the World War I, peoples start paying tribute too soldiers lost in all war. These three-days weekend also doubles as the unofficial started to sumer, so visit the beach enjoy a family cook out or watching the Indianapolis 500 car race. Witch also premiered this same day on 1911. Just be shure to put in least the little time aside to remember the cost of or freedom while you at it.
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All editing challenges are adapted from https://nationaltoday.com (2023) and https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history (2022-2023).