IELTS Speaking Add Errors Game Version 1

Part One

Student A

Try to find any mistakes in the sentences below.

I’m sorry, I still don’t understand. Can you say that again a different way please?

That’s an interesting question. I’ve never really thought about that before.

I’m not really sure, but I would guess that most people my age spend less than an hour a week on sports.

I can’t remember exactly what he said to me, but it was something about thinking positively.

It’s very difficult to predict the future of course, but I am quite pessimistic about this.

I’m no expert on traditional things, but I think most people would enjoy kabuki.

Actually I have three brothers and sisters, which is quite unusual nowadays in Japan.

It’s difficult to generalize, but college and university age Japanese young people nowadays are certainly different from their parents.

I’m afraid I can’t really think of anything interesting to say about them at all. They seem very typical to me.

In fact, all the sentences above are correct and very useful for the IELTS speaking test. Make the sentences above incorrect by deleting words, adding words, swapping words around or changing words. Then read your sentences out to another group and get them to listen and spot the mistake.

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IELTS Speaking Add Errors Version 1 Part One

Student B

Try to find any mistakes in the sentences below.

There are a couple of words I don’t understand. Do you mind if I ask you what they mean?

That’s a difficult question. Let me think about it for just a moment.

This is just a guess, but I would say that about 50% of Japanese people who have driving licences rarely drive.

I don’t have many memories from kindergarten but I think it was mainly a happy time.

It’s just my opinion, but I think things are so bad now that they can’t possibly get any worse in the future.

I don’t know too much about my great grandparents’ generation, but I imagine life was much simpler then.

Many people find this difficult to believe, but I don’t remember any big arguments in my family at all.

There are exceptions of course, but the majority of people in their late teens and early twenties just go out with their friends rather than doing any particular hobby.

I’m sorry, I really have absolutely no idea at all.

In fact, all the sentences above are correct and very useful for the IELTS speaking test. Make the sentences above incorrect by deleting words, adding words, swapping words around or changing words. Then read your sentences out to another group and get them to listen and spot the mistake.

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IELTS Speaking Add Errors Version 1 Part Two

Continue working with the same partner, this time working together to find errors in the sentences below. Not all sentences have mistakes.

I’m sorry, I am still don’t understand. Can you say that again a different way please?

That’s a interesting question. I’ve never really thought about that before.

I’m not really sure, but I would guess that most people my age spend less than an hour week on sports.

I can’t remember exactly what he said me, but it was something about thinking positively.

It’s very difficult to predict the future of course, but I am quite the pessimistic about this.

I’m no expert on traditionally things, but I think most people would enjoy kabuki.

Actually I have three brothers and sisters, which is quite unusual nowaday in Japan.

It’s difficult generalize, but college and university age Japanese young people nowadays are certainly different from their parents.

I’m afraid I can’t really think anything interesting to say about them at all. They seem very typical to me.

There are a couple words I don’t understand. Do you mind if I ask you what they mean?

That’s a difficult question. Let me thinking about it for just a moment.

This is just a guess, but I would say that about 50% of Japanese persons who have driving licences rarely drive.

I don’t have many the memories from kindergarten but I think it was mainly a happy time.

It’s just my opinion, but I think things are such bad now that they can’t possibly get any worse in the future.

I don’t know too much about my great grandparents’ generation, but I imagine life is much simpler then.

Many people find this difficult believe, but I don’t remember any big arguments in my family at all.

There are exceptions of course, but the majority of people in their late teenagers and early twenties just go out with their friends rather than doing any particular hobby.

I’m sorry, I really don’t have absolutely no idea at all.

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