Epple juice or greyfurt juice? Decisions, decisions…

Sign with mispelled juice names

There are many little shops that make fresh fruit juice in the Taksim area in Istanbul. While I was walking down the road to the Galata tower I noticed this sign.

And smiled.

Take a closer look:

I knew I just HAD to have a freshly-squeezed juice from this stand. The only question was, which fruit juice was it going to be?

Some delicious “epple” juice? Or some refreshing “grapes” juice? Or maybe a glass of “greyfurt” juice?

In the end (= finally), I decided on the “greyfurt” juice. Normally typos (= typographical errors) are not a good thing. It looks unprofessional and new customers might decide not to do business with the company because of it.

For some reason, the typos made me smile and I found it charming.

I must admit I didn’t know the Turkish word for pomegranate (it’s “nar”) so I also learned something new that day!

How about you? Do you know your fruits (and how to spell them)? Take the mini-quiz below. For additional practice download the word puzzles below as well.

Word puzzles

Click on the links to download the word puzzles.

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Fruit word puzzle

Fruit word puzzle – answers

 

 

 

Fruit-word-scramble

Fruit word scramble

Fruit word scramble – Answers

 

 

Mini Quiz

Time to test your knowledge of different fruit juices. Fill in the blank with the correct fruit name.

1.

 

 

 

juice

2.

 

 

 

juice

3. pineapple-juice

 

 

 

juice

4. peach-juice

 

 

 

juice

5. orange-juice

 

 

 

juice

6. kiwi-juice

 

 

 

juice

7. grape-juice

 

 

 

juice

8. grapefruit-juice

 

 

 

juice

9. cranberry-juice

 

 

 

juice

10. banana-juice

 

 

 

juice

11. apple-juice

 

 

 

juice


 

10 thoughts on “Epple juice or greyfurt juice? Decisions, decisions…

  1. Hany Ibrahim

    I also need to practice my fruits. I like the word scramble document. Is helpful! Thank you very very much. I look forward my next lesson with you!

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  2. Ji-hu S.

    I think is unprofessional. The signs are also shabby. I think this is a very small business and they cannot afford change their signs. It is good you smiled for them because English is difficult.

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  3. Lady Gaga's #1 fan

    I am very surprised about this menu. It is not difficult to get proofreading in these times. It’s easy to just use the smallest bilingual dictionary for these words. Everyone is trying to make money and some people do not have the education. Some people do not have the good connection for the internet too. I cannot say for this owner but for a list that is simple it should be basic translation with a small bilingual dictionary. It’s funny though.

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  4. Elisabetta

    I want a glass of eppel juice!
    I am not good at spelling in English so I am not going t o laugh at them because I am making so many mistakes too. ;-)

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  5. AT Soto

    no dictionary? I’m not buying the juice from this shop. it is terrible mistake. Only 5-6 words all in the dictionary. very easy find the word in the dictionary.

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    1. Nicole Post author

      The score isn’t important. What’s important is that you tried the lesson. Well done. Hopefully you learned 1-2 new words too :) Cheers!

      Reply

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