Memorise these important phrases and never get stuck in English again.
|Situation||What To Say|
|You don't know the English.||
How can I put it...?
What's the expression?
What's the word I'm looking for?
|Your audience can't follow you.||
Sorry, what I mean to say is...
What I am trying to say is...
Let me put it another way...
|You made a mistake.||
Sorry, let me put that another way.
Perhaps I should rephrase that.
|The language is too difficult.||
Sorry, would you mind putting that another way...
Could you rephrase that for me, please?
I'm not sure what you mean.
I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are saying.
|The language is too fast.||I'm sorry, but can you speak a little slower please?|
|The speaker doesn't speak clearly.||
I'm sorry what was that?
Pardon me, I didn't catch that?
|You understand the language but can't follow the logic.||
I'm sorry, but I don't follow you.
I'm not sure I get what you mean.
|You understand the language but not the idea.||
Pardon me, but I don't get it.
Can you explain what you mean please?
I'm sorry, but I don't get what you mean.
These are essential phrases for dealing with difficult situations naturally and confidently. Practice these phrases and expressions as much as you can. They should be fluid, easy and automatic. As always be careful with your tone of voice.