Grammatical Range & Accuracy

Speaker : 39
Gender : Female
IELTS Speaking Score : 6
IELTS Speaking Session: Part 3
  E-examiner S-student
E: So, we’ve been talking about a time when you first talked a foreign language. I am going to ask some questions related to this. Let’s begin with, first of all, learning languages. What age should children start learning a foreign language?
S: I think the best time is… I think the best time is when they are studying in the kindergarten because at that time… at time… at that time, children are easier to accept new things. And if… and if… if the kindergarten can provide this kind of lesson for them, they will… they can reali, they can… it’s easy to raise their interest, and… and like the pronunciation you… you can… the t, the teachers can help them to correct their pronunciation at early age, is… is very helpful for their… fu… for their learning, for their learn, learning in the future. Yeah.

E: So, in your opinion, which skill, skill is more important, speaking or writing?
S: This speaking is the most important part because if you want to continue a conversation, you can’t just… you can’t just… take… write something and show your… show your board or show your notes to others. You, you need to take, you need to take conversation and speak with others. And it’s… it’s very con… it’s convenient and save time. And you can express your opinion directly. And… and it’s also can… you can… you can correct your… you can correct yourself easily.

E: Do you think that people still need to learn foreign languages?
S: Yes, of course. I have heard an idea that is arti… like the artif… the artificial intelligence is very… is very developed nowadays. So, if they can take… i… if they can take… take place the… take place the hu, human being to… to help… help us translate. But I think… I think it’s ve… it’s… still beneficial to learn a language because, because machine can… can’t help… help us, can’t… can’t help us to express our emotions. So, and… and learning a… learning a foreign… learning a foreign language is also help to develop good relationships betw… between two… two different countries. Yeah.

E: Thank you. Do you think that minority languages would disappear?
S: {sniff} Definitely, yes. You… because some… some of the foreign language if none… if not majority people choose to use it in the future, one day probably they will… they will… they will disappear. Because and… and some, like, such as some difficult language is not easy to learn, it’s also… it’s also… it’s also will be disappeared. Yep.

E: So, how can these languages be protected?
S: I think like in, like in the university, they can opened… they can opened a … opened a lesson or j, ju, just provided for the people who… who are… who are… who want to devote… devote thei… devote their… their career or their life to the… to this subject. They just focus on this… on this language and protect it. And I hope the, and the government or the country also can provide like, position for… for this kind of people, to give them a job, like protect the language.

E: Thank you very much. That is the end of the speaking test.

Feature List

Grammatical Range & Accuracy

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1. A word/phrase with a strikethrough (e.g. the) is represented redundant.
2. ^ indicates a word/phrase needs to be added, and a suggested answer is given in brackets below the symbol.
3. For an inappropriate word/phrase, a suggested answer is provided below the corresponding word/phrase.