Analyzing the Regular Grammar Mistakes of Chinese Students While Assessing Speaking During an IELTS Speaking Test




IELTS speaking test; Grammar mistakes; Analysis; Chinese University Students


This research was done to determine the validity and dependability of the IELTS speaking test questions received by the four Chinese applicants, as well as the total number of grammatical errors committed by the four candidates and the frequency with which each error occurred. The research included a reasonably in-depth examination of the grammatical errors made by four Chinese IELTS test participants. Although the study did not address all components of speaking errors, more research might be undertaken on the remaining areas.

Author Biography

Xiangmin Kong, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Xiangmin Kong is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Malaya. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree of Arts in English Education at Harbin Normal University and his Master’s degree of Arts in TESOL at the University of Liverpool. His research interests focus on English testing and assessment. His paper is “Analyzing the Regular Grammar Mistakes of Chinese Students While Assessing Speaking During an IELTS Speaking Test”, and he hopes to receive any useful comments.


Barrett, Grant. Perfect English Grammar: The Indispensable Guide to Excellent Writing and Speaking. Zephyros Press, 2016.

BAŞÖZ, A. G. T., & AYDIN, S. (2011). An analysis on the grammatical mistakes made by advanced EFL writers. Humanities Sciences, 6(2), 296-306.

Brown, D.H and Abeywickrama, P. (2010) Language Assessment Principles and Classroom Practices, Pearson Longman, New York, Ch. 8

Common Grammar Mistakes in English, Studii si Cercetari Filologice: Seria Limbi Straine Aplicate. 2015;(14):44-50

Debata, P K. (2006) The Importance of Grammar in English Language Teaching - A Reassessment, Language In India, 19302940, Vol. 13, Issue 5

Eder, K. (1996), Authenticity in Language Assessment. Bachmann and Palmer

Hughes, A. (2003) Testing for Language Teachers, CUP. Cambridge

Livingston, S.A. (2018), Test Reliability—Basic Concepts, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey

Loma, S. (2004). Assessing Speaking. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, xiv, 212 p.: ill. Language: English

Naber D. (2003) A rule‐based style and grammar checker. Master's Thesis , Diplomarbeit.Technische Fakultat Universitat Bielefeld,

Nava Ehsan, Heshaam Faili (2013) Grammatical and context‐sensitive error correction using a statistical machine translation framework, Volume43, Issue2 Pages 187-206

O'Sullivan, B. (2012), "Assessing speaking" in The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment, eds. C. Coombe, P. Davidson, B. O’Sullivan & S. Stoynoff, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 234-246-

Peters, P. (2016), The Cambridge dictionary of English grammar, Macquarie University, Sydney. Introduction Chapter

Scott-Branagan, Bronwen. (2017) "The History of Grammar.",

Straus, Jane, et al(2014). The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation: An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes. 11th ed., Wiley.

Thompson, A. G. (1992). Teachers' beliefs and conceptions: A synthesis of the research.




How to Cite

Kong, X. (2022). Analyzing the Regular Grammar Mistakes of Chinese Students While Assessing Speaking During an IELTS Speaking Test. Proceedings of the AsiaCALL International Conference, 1, 1–29.