What to do when you get stuck in English? (+ phrases that’ll get you unstuck)

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Has this ever happened to you?

You’re starting a conversation feeling fairly confident and fluent.
But all of a sudden, you’re stuck.
Your brain is empty. There’s nothing there.
Your heart’s beating faster and you push yourself to come up with something,
with anything, but you just sink further into the abyss of stuckland.

It happens to (almost) everyone. And as you’ll see in the video, it happens quite often to me as well.

But, there are a few things you can do and say
that’ll help you come out of these situations harmless and with style,
and even (god forbid) learn from them

In today’s video you’ll learn:
1. What to do when you get stuck when speaking English
2. What to do to prevent it from happening next time

Watch: What to do when you get stuck in English?

Before you go, don’t forget to copy-paste to your phone my emergency list of phrases that’ll get you UNSTUCK at any time:

Let me me rephrase that
I’ll start again…
You know what, I’ll say it differently
I lost my train of thought.
The word has escaped my mind
What’s the word I’m looking for?
I forgot what I wanted to say
What was I saying?
No, that’s not what I wanted to say..

What do YOU say when you get stuck?
Let me know in the comments below!

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6 Comments on “What to do when you get stuck in English? (+ phrases that’ll get you unstuck)”

  1. Congratulations for your inspirational work!!! Your videos and lessons are making me gain confidence to pursue my goals as becoming an ESL english teacher !!!

  2. Hi Hadar ! I’m happy when I watched your video ! Thank a lot! You’re very nice and beautiful! :))

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