One of the most common errors I hear during IELTS speaking practice is using present tense instead of past tense.
Something like the following sentence:
Last Saturday my friends and I go to the store and buy ice cream.
Can you find the mistakes with the verb tenses? (Hint: “go” and “buy”)
It looks quite easy, but it’s surprisingly common even among upper-intermediate (IELTS 6+) learners.
Have you noticed this in your own speech? Try to fix it if you do!