Jeremy’s English Tips #14: What to do if you don’t understand

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Episode description

What have you usually done when you didn’t understand something that was said to you? Today, I will share my opinion about what to do if you didn’t understand what someone said to you. So, I’m sure all of us language learners have found ourselves in this kind of situation before. My opinion is that forming relationships through conversation requires a balance of effort on both sides. And asking someone to slow down their speech, or repeat what they already said, can disrupt that balance. Take a listen for more useful tips.

Key Points

  • Jeremy believes that it is more important to keep the conversation flowing than to try to understand everything.
  • Forming relationships through conversation requires a balance of effort on both sides. Asking someone to slow down their speech or repeat what they already said disrupts that balance.
  • Use simple questions to keep the conversation flowing.
  • If you are really stuck, ask a question about a single word that was said, even if you know it.
  • Trust that with time, exposure, and practice things will get easier and easier.

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