When we’re learning a foreign language, our own language often gets in the way. New sounds and grammar can cause problems all the time – especially with a language which is as tough and weird as English! Today, we’ll show you 3 mistakes Portuguese speakers make in English – and we’ll show you simple ways to overcome these mistakes.

Common Mistakes Portuguese Speakers Make in English

Since 2013, we have been teaching online 1-to-1 English lessons. In these lessons, we have had the pleasure of teaching many Portuguese – and especially Brazilian – students. But most of these students made the same mistakes, and it often caused them problems – in general speaking, in business English and even exams like IELTS.

Today, in our Quick English video, we’ll show you 3 of the most common mistakes Portuguese speakers make in English. After the video, you can find lots more resources to help you improve your English – and start speaking like a master!

Want to learn more? Scroll down to our Related Posts to find tongue twisters, another video and access to lots more Speaking resources!

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Simon teaches 1-to-1 online English lessons in IELTS, business English, general English and other English exams.
He is a native-English speaker with 10 years’ experience and professional teaching credentials.
Lessons with Simon take place online, via Skype. In your lessons with him, he gives you the help with the English that you need.
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Simon set up English42 in 2013, after teaching English around the world. He lives in Dublin, where he spends his time teaching exams like IELTS, as well as business English and English speaking. When he’s not teaching, he listens to music and tells terrible jokes.

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