Jack and Rich look at lots of useful phrases to use when you need to talk to someone for the first time.
Do you know the answer?
Nobody was speaking and everybody was looking at their shoes. It was really __________!
Learn lots more about the language of introductions and meeting people for the first time in this week's podcast.
The correct answer here was c) awkward. Did you get it right? It can't be b) because the -ed form of the adjective describes the way you feel, not the thing that causes you to feel that way - it was embarrasing/I was embarrassed. And a) doesn't make sense - if something is distracting it stops you from concentrating on what you should be doing. There's no reason why 'nobody speaking and everybody looking at their shoes' would have that effect.
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