We need to be aware of what kind of mistake is being made so that we can correct it appropriately.

Students make several different kind of mistakes:

• They make SLIPS – the result of tiredness or because the students are speaking quickly and and are careless. In other words, they know how to use the language correctly, but it just come out wrong.

• They make ERROS – they either don’t know something, they have learnt something incorrectly, or their knowledge of the language has been affected by developmental or interference factors.

• They make ATTEMPTS to say things which are beyond their language knowledge and so they have a go and make a bit of a mess of it!

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