Aubrey Carter
"3 Keys IELTS Certified Coach"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

The topic of mistakes could definitely come up on your next IELTS Speaking or Writing exam.

Don’t make your own mistakes when talking about them.

Listen today for band 9 vocabulary for discussing mistakes.

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One of our students posted there asking the community about their biggest mistake.

This is a common topic, and there are cultural aspects.

  • Is it ok to make mistakes?
  • Does your culture encourage you to take risks?
  • Is it acceptable in your culture to admit to mistakes?

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Sample Part 3 Sample Answers

  • #1 Why is it important for children to make mistakes?

Speaking Part 3 is about society as a whole.

You need to be ready to discuss your culture and society.

  • #2 In your culture, what do people do when they make mistakes?

You can describe how people feel when they hear someone admit to making a mistake.

Be strong and be confident.

You may not have a clear direction for your answer, but keep talking.

Anything loosely related to the topic works!


You need vocabulary for a wide range of topics!

Be strategic, and learn words that can be used for many different topics.

Today’s vocabulary and phrases can be useful for a variety of subjects.

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