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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Sounds that I can make when I don't know what to say, include:

A man asks you a question. You don't know the answer. You give yourself time by saying:

A noise I can make when I agree with someone or if I like something:

I can give myself more time in a conversation by saying:

If I wanted to give an opinion, I could say:

Before giving an explanation of something, I could say:

When in conversation with someone, I could use the following 'filler phrase':

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264 Comments on “Sound more fluent in English – Hesitation devices”

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very nice, tnx :)

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

    Useful discourse devices to keep a conversation going.

    Fillers are important conversational tools to be learned.

    Regards to all EngVid viewers.

    Wednesday, September 24th 2014

    Would you mind to add me on skype to improve our English?
    eyad babtji

    Friday, April 3rd 2015

      can I add you on skype, i’m i beginner and i wanna improve my English. could you help?

      Tuesday, June 11th 2019

hey! I got 7/7 :D
Thank you very much! You are a good teacher and this lesson was awesome.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

    hello, jeffersoncn
    I am from bangladesh ,my english is very poor.
    so, i need help. could u help me?
    my skype id abdullah_rti.
    plz add me.

    Monday, December 29th 2014

Seven out of seven huh? Mmm, that’s a really nice score. Thank you, Benjamin.

But the thing is, it’s annoying when people overuse those “noises” in conversation.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Let me think, You’re have got a good accent. I’d like to talk like you. Thanks for teaching, Sir!

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Thank you for the class!

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

I got 6 correct out of 7 :) urgh…useful! Thank you, Benjamin :)

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Questions 1 and 2, are not phrases on the lesson

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Thanks Ben…

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

jajaja I also got 7/7
I like ur video Ben,thanks a lot

Wednesday, September 24th 2014


Thanks Ben

Thursday, September 25th 2014

I got only 4 correct from 7 I don’t know what was that?

Thursday, September 25th 2014

thanks Ben

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks got 57%.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thank, Ajarn Benjamin you are a good mater and you speak very clear English speaking. I like your accent. I understand totally what you said.
Thanks you very much. If someone wnat to share me knowlege english language. Please add me a skype : ukrit_2011 thanks you everyone.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks teacher .. l’m suffering from this problem … but after I had watched your lesson everything become better :)
My regards .

Thursday, September 25th 2014

hum, thamks,

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thnks…Benjamin are you londoner?

Thursday, September 25th 2014

I love your accent, Is it London accent?

Thursday, September 25th 2014

    His accent is a British one, I love it more than the American accent. I can speak both, but I prefer the British one.

    Friday, July 15th 2016

Thanks!)I got 10/10

Thursday, September 25th 2014

    oh no! I was mistaken 7/7)
    By the way..how to remove incorrect comment??

    Thursday, September 25th 2014

      There is no such option. (For users of course :)

      Thursday, September 25th 2014

        thank you!

        Friday, September 26th 2014

      there’s no way to delete the comment.. come on, don’t be shy .you got 7/7 . it is the same with 10/10
      this means no mistakes in your answer..:D

      Thursday, September 25th 2014

        thank you!

        Friday, September 26th 2014

      I tried to remove my comment in order to say you how to do it, but I think it’s impossible

      Thursday, September 25th 2014

        thank you!now I will know!

        Friday, September 26th 2014

      It’s doesn’t matter anyway, you got full mark 100/100

      Friday, December 9th 2016

Thanks Ben!

Thursday, September 25th 2014

4/7 , Thanks very much

Thursday, September 25th 2014

I’ve got only 4, but thanks a lot in any case.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

i got 7/7
mmmm it’s like this . you see that your lesson is great.. lol:D
Thank you

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Great and unusual lesson, but very useful. Thank you teacher

Thursday, September 25th 2014

there placement test before the study in british institute could you tell me about that exam and how can I get a high score because I want to study from intermediate
thank you a lot you are a great teacher.

Thursday, September 25th 2014

you know…it was cool

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Great lesson as always , Thanks Benji you’re awesome

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Well…I did good on the firt lesson, letme see if I’ll keep me score. 100%. :D

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks a lot! 7/7

Thursday, September 25th 2014


Thursday, September 25th 2014

Mmm 5/7

Thursday, September 25th 2014


Thursday, September 25th 2014

Great lesson Benjamin thank you so much

Thursday, September 25th 2014

I very funny lesson

Friday, September 26th 2014

My I wasn’t expecting 7 over 7 but I got success.

Friday, September 26th 2014


Friday, September 26th 2014

Mmmm, thanks :)

Friday, September 26th 2014

Very original and funny lesson! Thanks Benjamin:)

Friday, September 26th 2014

6/7. The sixth I failed. I thought the correct answer to use was “its” not “it’s”
I was wrong. By the way, exist one expression in French which I think it’s delicious, they used to say ” Ça vat….hein” anytime they gave one opinion they end with it “ça vat …. hein”

Friday, September 26th 2014

very interesting.I used to hear this(you know) specially in movies,the thing is,it’s annoying sometimes because they say it in every sentence.
Anyway I got 6 out of 7…………………….
I love your accent Ben ♥

Friday, September 26th 2014

Great! Thanks!

Friday, September 26th 2014

Thanks for lesson it was quite funny ))

Friday, September 26th 2014

Very good!!! Thanks

Friday, September 26th 2014

contact me Benjamin here as soon as possible takwa.neffeti@gmail.com

Friday, September 26th 2014

    Hello! Would you like to help me in my English?

    Monday, September 29th 2014

      yes sure you’re welcome

      Monday, September 29th 2014

      if you want to practice English with me voice chat you are welcome

      Thursday, October 2nd 2014

      would you consider to help me too?


      Tuesday, July 21st 2015

    Hi Takwa I’m brazilian and I have dificult to understand , can you help me? My Skype is adilson.veber, thanks

    Saturday, June 18th 2016

It was a really funny video. I really enjoyed it.

Friday, September 26th 2014

thanks you

Friday, September 26th 2014


Friday, September 26th 2014

thanks for the useful lesson Benjamin.. I got 5/7.. It’s a great lesson

Friday, September 26th 2014

    I need more practice in improve my skill.Somebody can help me about that.

    Monday, September 29th 2014

      What do you need help for?

      Monday, September 29th 2014

it was really interesting this video. thanks.

Friday, September 26th 2014

4/7 thanks, the lesson is good

Saturday, September 27th 2014

My skype; name : ali.abdullah.2011

everyone can come to me ti pracyic english

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Very good, Tks Benj !!!

Saturday, September 27th 2014


Saturday, September 27th 2014


Saturday, September 27th 2014

Hi , i’m new .i liked … it was so simple but successful !!!
thank you ” Benjamin”

Saturday, September 27th 2014

good one

Saturday, September 27th 2014

I got 6 out of 7 :D
mmmm you see it is not bad
Thank you

Saturday, September 27th 2014

mmm i got 4

Saturday, September 27th 2014

thanks teacher. very good advices :)

Sunday, September 28th 2014

thanks so much my dear it is very helpful

Sunday, September 28th 2014

These are some fantastic and very effective hesitation devices i could say.
I enjoyed watching this video.THANK YOU AGAIN BENJAMIN :-)

Sunday, September 28th 2014

good i like the lesson

Sunday, September 28th 2014

thanks you. good

Sunday, September 28th 2014

What the hell is “a single” in this context?..

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Thanks Benjamin. Now I’m really interest in know what is ‘a single’.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    I think this is a one-way ticket which allows to travel only to your destination, without returning.

    Sunday, September 28th 2014

and btw i got 7/7 :) thanks Benjamin.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Thank you Benjamin.Teach me how to speak like you !

Monday, September 29th 2014

    My accent is like his accent, it is a British one. My pronunciation is good, but I lack vocabularies.

    Friday, July 15th 2016

Great lesson from best teacher Thank’s a lot.
I’ve got 7/7 ;) & good luck my friends

Monday, September 29th 2014

tanks for the class, you help me a lot

Monday, September 29th 2014

Awesome lesson dude! Thanks!!

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thank’s a lot. ;)

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thank you.So Nice

Monday, September 29th 2014

Easy lesson.:)7/7

Monday, September 29th 2014

I like your accent. I can understand you perfectly.

Monday, September 29th 2014

good, thank you

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

so fun! thanks a lot! :)))))

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thank you!! 5/7…. the lesson was interesting.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

thanks it is very nice

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Hi, I got 5/7. mmm…what is mean of its like this, you see…?

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

I got 7/7. Thank you. teacher!

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Thank you sir.
It was very nice lesson .

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

I’m a little bit confused about the second question of the quiz!
2. A man asks you a question. You don’t know the answer. You give yourself time by saying:
– er (It tells that’s the right answer)
– erv
– or
– uck

But I still don’t get it! ‘Er’?
Does it stands for noises like ‘Urgh’ or ‘Urm’?

Friday, October 3rd 2014

    er is correct

    Saturday, October 4th 2014

:) Thanks!

Friday, October 3rd 2014

That was a very strange lesson…

Saturday, October 4th 2014

Hi Benjamin! Good lesson :)

Can I ask something? I just realized that I am using “You know…” very often, e.g. when I talk with my Erasmus friend at beer… But problem is that I use this phrase in little different concept as you shown in video.

I use it when something is hard to say for me (because my english is not so perfect, especially when I am drunk), but I am sure that my conversation partner knows what I mean (from the context and previous talking).

Can I use it in these situations or not? Thank you.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

I got 4 correct out of 7.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

thinks :D it is very nice :)

Saturday, October 4th 2014

Very good!

Saturday, October 4th 2014

I have 7/7 good lesson

Saturday, October 4th 2014


Sunday, October 5th 2014

mmmmm it’s good

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Oh! thanks ben!!
I got 71 T.T

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Very useful tips. Thank you Ben !

Monday, October 6th 2014

I got 6/7 thanks ben!

Monday, October 6th 2014

I got 5 of 7. I’m confused with the noises and the final question, but I like this lesson. Thank you.

Monday, October 6th 2014

i am vary interesting when i watching this video

Monday, October 6th 2014

Mmmmm i enjoy it but i have a big problem with words that starts with th or s. Sometimes i spill it wrong so i need to know how I ca speak without hesitation cuz of this two words plz :)

Monday, October 6th 2014

    It is very easy, I have a book for this matter, I can send you the book as a PDF file if you want.

    Friday, July 15th 2016

thanks … i was very helpfull

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

I am so happy to work with engVid.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

I got 7/7, Thank you so much :D

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

well, the thing is that i got 7 out of 7!

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Mmm, you know… I want to say thank you very much, Ben!

Thursday, October 9th 2014

Hello everyone, I am very glad to join in this class. I want to improve my English and make a lot of friends.

Thursday, October 9th 2014

    hi Leeloveski , nice to meet you :)

    Saturday, May 28th 2016

it was my 1st lesson on this site. Benji have a perfect pronounciation. i want speak so nice too. mmmmm…sooo…i think i need work hard…))

Thursday, October 9th 2014

This is what I really want to learn. I recently start English lessons on skype with a foreigh teacher,and I often need time to think about how I could say what I want in English. I will try to use these fillers next time.Thank you.

Friday, October 10th 2014

Where do you from? Ben. Well, i think you are from UK! Lesson was great. I like you accent because i have strong German accent :) bye

Saturday, October 11th 2014

What The F*C*, i don’t like this score

Sunday, October 12th 2014

What The F*C*k CHina, china is a dog

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Awesome I got 7 correct out of 7.

Sunday, October 12th 2014

very simple
actually i need this kind of lessons which talking about daily life and improving skills of conversations

thank you benjamin

Monday, October 13th 2014

very nice i feel ,i learnt english very soon

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

I got 6/7..:)

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Mmmm, let me see, I think I’m going to follow your courses Benjamin.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Benjamin,your explanation is very cool :)
thank you so much!!<3

Friday, October 17th 2014

thanks benjamin good lesson

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Mmmm, I think this lesson help me. Well, i understand this lesson and thank teacher.

Monday, October 20th 2014

Wow… I really like your classes. I understood everything that you said.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

very nice thank you

Friday, October 24th 2014

good thanks

Monday, October 27th 2014

mmm,I got 6,thank you very much Benjamin,I like your pronunciation

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

woow, you teach so clearly, i got all the information.

thanks you so much.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Thanks Mr. Benjamin,
i never had a teacher like you
It’s my luck to watch your teaching
thanks again
i hope that i attend your private classes soon

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Thanks Benjamin :) By the way,I love your accent :))

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

I got 7/7 but two of them were lucky

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Mmm, thanks a lot ) 6/7

Thursday, October 30th 2014

You can work as actor in Hollywood. very well, thank you.

Saturday, November 1st 2014

I got 4 out of 7

Saturday, November 1st 2014

Dear Benjamin: thanks a lot!!!

Saturday, November 1st 2014

English used to say LOVELY!
So the lesson was Lovely !!

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

I like your examples about lesson. Thanks ;)

Wednesday, November 5th 2014


Thursday, November 6th 2014

thanks for vidio)

Friday, November 7th 2014

Many thanks for the video. :)
If you guys here wanted to practice speaking English with me, let’s skype. My accout: “tranthiphuduyen”.
Nice to meet you. :D

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

It’s very useful for converstion.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

nice lesson..mmmmmm…i mean… :D

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Great! =)

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Very very useful. Now I don’t have to remain silence when I’m looking for a word. Thank You.

Friday, November 14th 2014

Thank you so much. That’s a nice lesson. Now I don’t have to remain silence when I’m looking for a word to answer. :)

Saturday, November 15th 2014

So nice video … it is so useful .. many thanks

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Thank you very much Benjamin)

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Thanks Ben, It’s great!!!!

Friday, November 28th 2014

thanks Benjamin

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

Nice exercise!!! :)

Sunday, December 7th 2014

thanks benjamin

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Thank u Ben *_*

Friday, December 12th 2014

It like to be tricky politician. :)

Saturday, December 13th 2014

thanks !

Saturday, December 13th 2014

Thanks ben this tutorial will be hopeful to improve my english speaking.

Saturday, December 13th 2014

Thank you very much benjamin

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Very good lessons! It helped too much! Thanks Benjamin

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014


Thursday, December 25th 2014

Ohhh is funny. Here, i understand everything, but in conversation at one interview on TV or in movie i understand many few. Maybe to be because i has begun a few time.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Hi everybody
I’m Abdullah and I’m new student

Tuesday, December 30th 2014


Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Arm,, It’s really useful,

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Really useful! Thanks

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

thank you benjamin it was very interestinf for me i enjoy it

Friday, January 9th 2015

mmmm…thank you benjamin! you are very energetic ..i like your class..

Monday, January 12th 2015

Thanks Benjamim!

Monday, January 12th 2015

mmm–that’s an interesting lesson!

Friday, January 16th 2015


Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Very good. Sametimes we need get a time for thinking…

Saturday, January 24th 2015

I like it. Thanks you!!

Monday, January 26th 2015

hello admin can we just talk with other English student to improve our self like chat room or Skype …

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

    No, not really, sorry.

    Wednesday, January 28th 2015

100 yeayyyy ! i like your accent ben ! :D

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Thank u Benjamin,quite an interesting lesson.

Saturday, January 31st 2015

he looks like “Gollum”

Thursday, February 5th 2015

from the lord of the rings..my precious…

ur accent is weird.. ur not good in teaching either ..dont know why engvid hired u..

go away “Gollum”

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Very excellent teaching method!!!!

Saturday, February 7th 2015

your accent is really extremely nice. I love your voice and your lessons also.

Thursday, February 12th 2015

good lesson

Saturday, February 14th 2015

1/7 F…ck ((((((( Bat anewai thank you !!!

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Hi…i got 6 of 7. It’s a good result for me urgh…i need to improve my english’s speaking (i.e in Skype) …Who help me?!?

Thanks Benjamin…it’s been very easy understand you!!

Monday, February 23rd 2015

You speak like Sherlock Mr. Benjamin perfect pronunciation;)

Thursday, February 26th 2015

You doing a great job Benjamin

Friday, February 27th 2015

oh yes, igot 71

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Thank you Mr.Benjamin :)

Sunday, April 12th 2015

Thank you Benjamin
I like your lesson.
I didn’t know that in question 6 has an apostrophe.

Thursday, April 16th 2015

excellent lesson

Friday, April 17th 2015

Great lesson!

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

I`ve only got five out of seven.MMM…да.

Sunday, May 3rd 2015

i have got 7 out of 7 yaaayyyyyy

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

5/7 :)

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

7/7 Thanks!!!!!

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Really helpful 7/7 !

Monday, June 29th 2015

Very helpful Thanx Ben :)

Monday, July 6th 2015

Hi, could you be so kind and make more expressions and speaking lessons? You are the best with these videos. Thanks a lot Benji :)))

Monday, August 3rd 2015

My Score Is 86 I think I am getting better thanks so much ..I enjoy it

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

great lesson, great British accent listening

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Thank you Benjamin! I got 6! You’re an excellent teacher!

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

6/7. I realize that native speakers also use these sounds, then, is something natural. Thank you Benjamin!

Monday, August 24th 2015

Is Benjamin Englishman?

Monday, September 7th 2015

Hi Benjamin, could you do a lesson about visual art, I need to know art language and its pronunciation.

Friday, September 11th 2015

I got 7 out of 7. Great!

Saturday, September 26th 2015

very funny and very useful… haha thanks

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

i like ie, it’s very helpful

Thursday, October 15th 2015

goood job Benjamin, I like that

Thursday, November 5th 2015

You are great great great I cant say anything to you Benjamin Your teaching is good and you really made a great lesson for me… Thanks for having you god with a lot of skill still and I want to learn more from your lesson… Once again Thanks for your great effort for teaching king of lesson…

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

that was great! a kind of a small but spectacular performance. And really very informative. Thanks a lot!

Friday, December 4th 2015

It’s very simple but easy for me to understand.tqvm

Friday, January 1st 2016

A great lesson I’ve learned a lot.
but I’m wondering if you sir taught us how to handle this situation or shall I say “how to be cheap” :)
thanks for your efforts and your marvelous vids

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Thank you so much, you are very good….

Monday, February 8th 2016

Please remember – “the thing is…” is correctly not “this thing is…” or “that thing is…” :-)
Interesting lesson! Great!

Thursday, February 25th 2016

I really love this website! Thanks you so much to create this kind of sites.
Greetings from Mexico

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

thanks benjamin i got 6/7.it’s very helpful.

Sunday, March 27th 2016


Monday, March 28th 2016

I`ve got sven out of seve …. Thanks:-(

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Thank you

Tuesday, April 12th 2016

It’s a good lesson

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

the lesson helps more . thanks, teacher benjamin you are a great teacher

Saturday, May 14th 2016

thanks, useful lesson

Saturday, May 28th 2016

fun lesson with funny performance, thanks Benjamin.

Sunday, June 19th 2016

Thanks for the lecture. BTW, Your accent is really cool! It reminds Richard Ayoade’s accent :)

Friday, August 19th 2016

I got 100 ahahahhah :D it was a informative lesson. Thanks Benjamin :)

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016

Fantastic Benjamin!

Tuesday, December 6th 2016

Thanks Benjamin.

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Hi i got 100, really interesting to study English with Benjamin, i like to hear his British accent

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

I can’t believe that I found this site!!! It’s amazing :D Thanks for the classes !!

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

In the quiz I love the wrong answers, so funny…

Thursday, May 4th 2017

I got 6/7! Thanks Benjamin! Very interesting lesson!

Thursday, May 18th 2017

You are one of the best one Benjamin, really.

Monday, June 26th 2017

thank you Benjamin you’re the best :)

Tuesday, August 15th 2017


Thursday, September 7th 2017

i got 6 of 7, mmm i think it’s good, the next time i’ll do better. thank you.

Saturday, September 16th 2017

I like it.

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

I know I don’t know much English but I’m very good
at “er…er…er”…

Monday, October 9th 2017

Just kidding,Benjamin. Your lesson is perfect.
I thank you a lot.

Monday, October 9th 2017

Very interesting lesson, thanks Benjamin

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

Out of my expectation. I thought I would fail for these questions. Thank you for your lesson, Benjamin..I like your accent..I really love British accent.

Tuesday, January 30th 2018

MR Benjamin love to see ur class, you are very eloquent n have very good teaching skills thank you

Friday, March 16th 2018

yey! got 7/7… thank you Mr. Benjamin… love the way you discuss your topic :)

Thursday, July 26th 2018

thank you a lot

Thursday, August 2nd 2018

GD lesson for me

Saturday, August 11th 2018

tnx sir

Thursday, November 8th 2018

I got 6/7 because the 6 question that I got wrong answer. Thank you Benjamin!

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

so nice to see you Benjamin,i was following your dimples when you were clarifying this lesson……

Wednesday, November 27th 2019

Amazing test for beginners! Thank’s Teacher Benjamin!

Friday, December 6th 2019

well explained Benjamin. Thank you

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

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