Let's slow it down

Tenacious Learner

Senior Member
Hi teachers,
Situation: A teacher has made a video about restaurants and how we have to order our food once we are at a table.
That said, one of his sentences at the beginning of the video after talking for about a minute is "Let's slow it down. Let's make it basic, so when you enter a restaurant, you can right away know what they're talking about."

Even though he says "Let's" he is referring only to himself; right?
Does "Let's slow it down" mean "I'm going to speak slower" according to the context?

Thanks in advance.
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  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes. We often say 'Let's . . . do something'. It's a way of including the listener/audience in the 'process' of whatever the speaker is doing or talking about.