Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn what to say if your grammar is wrong on IELTS Speaking.

In my Speaking Exam, if I correct myself after making a mistake (for instance, I say ‘work’ instead of ‘worked’), is it good or bad to correct ourselves on our Speaking test?

Yes, definitely correct yourself!

Even natives do this!

Plus, you can still get a high Speaking score even if you make a few grammar mistakes.

Correct yourself like a native.

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For Speaking Parts 1 and 2, use these phrases:

  • Oops.. I mean…
  • What I meant to say was…
  • Oh, wait… I mean…
  • Oh, wow, that’s totally not what you say, I want to say…

For Speaking Part 3, use:

  • Forgive me, what I should say is…
  • Or rather… (i.e. I went, or, rather, I had been…)

Click here for another episode about using every opportunity on your IELTS Speaking Exam.

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