My mind's gone blank 腦子一片空白


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Image caption Why did I come here?

The script of this programme 本節目台詞

Feifei: Hello everyone. Hello Rob. I'm here.

Rob: Oh, hello Feifei. What are you doing here?

Feifei: You told me to come by. Here I am and... well, why do you need me here?

Rob: Well Feifei, I wanted to... I needed to.. well... you had to come here because...

Feifei: Because?

Rob: I don't know! My mind's gone blank!

Feifei: Your mind's gone blank! 你腦子突然一片空白?我真是服了,你把我叫過來,就告訴我這個?

Rob: Yes. When you say 'my mind's gone blank' it means that suddenly you've completely forgotten what you were about to do or say. Here are some examples of how to use this phrase.


  • I didn't do well in the job interview. When they asked me why I wanted to work there my mind went blank. I wasn't sure why I'd applied for that particular job at all!
  • Alan failed the exam. He studied hard but when he got into the classroom to take it he was so nervous that his mind went blank. But he is a good student so his teacher might give him a second chance.

Feifei: Hmmm... that is a useful expression. Sometimes my mind goes blank too. 想通過我們日常學習掌握英語裏的慣用說法和地道表達會有一些難度,但大家只要堅持收聽我們BBC英語教學的《地道英語》節目,你就會學習到最新、最潮、最實用的,甚至是字典裏找不到的英語習語表達。

Rob: Yes! Yes! That's it! I remember it now!

Feifei: What?

Rob: I called you here for us to present Authentic Real English!

Feifei: Great, Rob! So I can leave now.

Rob: Why do you want to leave?

Feifei: Because the programme's finished. 節目做完了,還不走?

Rob: How come?

Feifei: 「My mind's gone blank 腦子一片空白」就是本期《地道英語》教給大家的表達。

Rob: I see. OK.

Both: Bye!