Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Today you’ll find out how to deal with the number 1 most embarrassing situation at a party or event in English.

We’ll give you all of the phrases you need in English to deal with this situation.

What should you do when you notice that someone has a piece of food in their teeth? Or when they have bad breath? Or when their tag is sticking out of their shirt?

Why does this embarrass us?

It’s because of mirror neurons and empathy!

As humans we have the ability to feel what others feel.

When others feel shame we also feel it.


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Embarrassing moments in English:

  • Something stuck in your teeth
  • Your tag sticking out of your shirt
  • When you have something in your nose
  • When you have bad breath


What should you consider when you mention something to someone? What phrases can you use?

  • The tone of your voice, the volume of your voice. Say it like it’s no big deal. Don’t draw more attention to it than you need to.
  • “Excuse me. I think you have something in your teeth.”
  • “Do you need a tissue?”
  • “I’m going to have a mint. Want one?”


What other phrases do you know for this situation?

Let us know in the comments below.

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