Lesson 21: Saying Thank You

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Dialogue

In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: saying thank you. First, read the following dialogue out loud with your tutor, then switch roles and try again. 

Dorothy and Kevin are thanking each other.

Dorothy:
Kevin, that was such a fun road trip. Thank you for everything.
Kevin:
I should be the one saying “thanks.” You planned it.
Dorothy:
The best part was when we saw the Grand Canyon. Thanks a bunch for suggesting we do that.
Kevin:
I really appreciated it too. Thanks a ton for running to get more gas when our car ran out. I owe you one for that!
Dorothy:
I’m so grateful that you saw that you paid for the hotel after I lost my wallet. I appreciate your help more than you know.
Kevin:
We’re a good team. I’m so thankful for your support.
Dorothy:
I feel the same. I will never forget what you have done.
Kevin:
Next time, we’ll invite more friends to come with us.
Dorothy:
That sounds fun!

Vocabulary

Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

thank you for everything (complete sentence) saying thanks for the things people do
Thank you for everything.
thanks (n – plural) another way to say “thank you”
Thanks for everything you do.
thanks a bunch (phrase) a way to say “thank you very much”
Thanks a bunch for everything you do.
I really appreciate it (complete sentence) another way to thank someone
I really appreciate it.
I owe you one (complete sentence) to say thank you and that you will repay them
I owe you one.
I’m so grateful. (complete sentence) another way to say thank you a lot
I’m so grateful.
thanks a ton (phrase) another way to say “thank you very much”
Thanks a ton for everything you do.
I appreciate this more than you know. (complete sentence) a strong way to say “thank you”
I appreciate this more than you know.
I will never forget what you have done. (complete sentence) a strong way to say “thank you”
I will never forget what you have done.
I’m so thankful for your support. (complete sentence) thanking someone for helping you
I’m so thankful for your support.

Exercise

Practice answering the following questions with your tutors. You can use the sample answers to come up with your own answer. You can use the sentences and phrases you learned above.

  1. How would you say thank you to a friend who helped you move to another apartment?
    1. I appreciate this more than you know.
    2. I’m so grateful.
    3. Your answer:
  2. How would you say thank you to somebody who opened the door for you?
    1. Thank you very much.
    2. Thanks for opening the door for me.
    3. Your answer:
  3. How would you say thank you to your parents for always supporting you?
    1. I will never forget what you have done.
    2. Thanks a ton for supporting me.
    3. Your answer:
  4. How would you say thank you to a classmate who helped you with your homework?
    1. I really appreciate it.
    2. Thanks a lot for your help.
    3. Your answer:
  5. How would you say thank you to somebody who gave their seat to you on a bus?
    1. Thank you kindly.
    2. Thanks for giving me your seat.
    3. Your answer:

Conversation

Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Are there a lot of ways to say thank you in your language? If yes, are they similar to the ways in English?
  2. Why is it important to thank people?
  3. Should people say thank you more often? Why or why not?
  4. How do you feel when someone thanks you?
  5. When is the best time to teach a child to say thank you? Why?

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

 

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