Lecture Notes in Education
Psychology and Public Media

A Conversation Analysis of the Repair Strategies and Use of Turn-Taking Practices in an IELTS Preparation Class


Yikun Hao * 1

1 Fuzhou University

Corresponding Author

Yikun Hao


turn-taking, IELTS speaking class, conversation analysis, repair strategies, EFL class


This research uses conversation analysis to investigate an institutional discourse within a 28-day university level IELTS preparation class. The goals of this research are to explore: a) repair strategies taken by students and the teacher b) the pattern of turn-taking in an IELTS training class of speaking test. Findings show that the pattern of this result-oriented training class is IRF cycle, and that the most popular strategy applied by the teacher is recast.


Yikun Hao. A Conversation Analysis of the Repair Strategies and Use of Turn-Taking Practices in an IELTS Preparation Class. LNEP (2021) LNEP ICEIPI 2021: 11-22. DOI: 10.54254/lnep.iceipi.2021156.


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