Tanking it in English

Does anybody else seem to spend so much time speaking Chinese or Taiyu that you ‘stack it’ when you have to speak English?

I’m usually all right, but occasionally I get these days where for the life of me I can’t remember how to phrase a coherent English sentence, never mind a formal one. It works OK when you’re just talking to friends, but it’s terrible if you need to give an ad-lib presentation of any kind.

I was a 3rd-speaker in debating back in the days, and a bloody good one, too. Yet today I came out with ‘as part of the the…emissions…standards…raising…thing…’ :raspberry:

Maybe I should do a language exchange and find someone to practice English with.