Have some general phrases ready.
Student 2: So, I agree with the author that we need to improve education on this topic.
Student 1: I also have something to add on that.
Use body language to jump in.
Student 2: The government really needs to improve education on this topic.
Use hesitation phrases to buy time.
Student 1: What do you think we should do to improve the education of this topic?
Student 3: I think that's a really good question.
Ask clarifying questions.
Student 3: So, the government needs to find ways to educate people more about this topic.
Student 1: I think I have some ideas, but could you explain what you mean by "educate?" Because, are you talking about classes or other kinds of training?
Ask for time to write notes.
Student 2: So, the government needs to provide educational websites and training programs and the resources for disadvantaged communities to learn more about this topic.
Student 1: Yeah, those are great points. What do you think?
Student 3: Just a minute. I need to jot down some of the educational ideas that Ken just said.