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Faced with the prospect of a holiday blighted by broken conversation, pointing and blank stares it's no surprise some travelers would feel more relaxed visiting a country where English is widely-spoken and understood. If you'd rather leave your phrasebook at home, there are plenty of countries where it is surprisingly easy to strike up a conversation in English.
Speaking the language gives you an instant 'local's pass', opening up places you never would be able to get to with English alone. Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.
Acquiring a new tongue might not be the easiest option, but here are some gathered alternative techniques of beating that language hurdle.