As teachers, we are always keen to get our students speaking but don't feel obliged to fill in the silence. Allow space for learners to speak and sometimes it is better not to say anything or force yourself to fill the silence. Learners will soon find themselves more comfortable communicating in English if they are not continuously being prompted to speak.
What do you think? Do you think that we should continuously get our students speaking? Or should we attempt to give space for learners to speak?