They All Have a Story to Tell Helping Learners to Express Themselves

Hitomi Masuhara


Tongue-tied Moments?

Have you ever been tongue-tied? Have you experienced those awkward moments in which you are stuck for words? Or words may come but they turn out to be inappropriate ones! One of my favourite cartoons from Far Side starts with Tarzan swinging from tree to tree before meeting Jane. In his mind he has been rehearsing what to say in an eloquent, elegant and fluent manner. Now is the crucial moment: the words came out “Me Tarzan. You Jane” he gets so  annoyed with himself.

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