Updated: Nov 14, 2021
When you are speaking in Part 2 to the examiner, and you pause because you are not sure what to say.
What should I do?
Firstly, do not worry too much, we all need to pause at times while speaking.
But a good thing to do so you don't have a long silence.
Is to use 'filler' words, these words will help you fill the pause and make you sound more like a native speaker.
But don't use them too much.
15 common English words that you should know and can use while your thinking.
Um, er, uh
Basically, actually, seriously
You know what I mean?
At the end of the day
I guess, I suppose
Right, uh huh
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