MATERIAL FOR SPEAKING                     Expressing Compliment@youra_koala                            youra_koala@yahoo.c...
Purpose    Compliments express approval, and their main    purpose is to show that you like some aspect of the    other pe...
Whom to compliment    You may compliment anyone you have occasion to talk with. It    may be a close friend or someone you...
What to compliment (1)    Compliment usually used when you compliment someone    if you notice something new about the per...
What to compliment (2)       When you visit someone’s house for the first       time, you can give a general compliment su...
How to compliment    There are three ways to give a compliment:        > by saying something nice about the object,       ...
Replying to compliments          There are two basic ways of replying to          compliments:               > Accepting  ...
Phrases for expressing compliment         Form               Compliment                   Response           Returning com...
Discussion    How do you react to compliment?    Do people in your country compliment babies?    Are you complimented on y...
Exercises          Work in pairs and make a short dialogue using          polite expressions of giving compliments.       ...
Small group practice (cont)          Situation 1               A = Hi, Joe. Hey, is that a new____?               B=      ...
Small group practice (cont)          Situation 3               A=               B = oh, thanks. I just love five pounds.  ...
Reference          Tillitt, Bruce and Mary Newton Bruder. ______.          Speaking Naturally: Communication Skills for   ...
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  1. 1. MATERIAL FOR SPEAKING Expressing Compliment@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  2. 2. Purpose Compliments express approval, and their main purpose is to show that you like some aspect of the other person’s appearance, belongings, or work. This reassures the other person that his her taste, appearance, etc. is appreciated by other people. Some people use compliments to “butter up” somebody, or to flatter in order to increase goodwill. Therefore, overuse of compliments might seem insincere.@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  3. 3. Whom to compliment You may compliment anyone you have occasion to talk with. It may be a close friend or someone you have just met and in certain cases you can compliment a stranger in order to get information: You : excuse me, but I was just admiring your bag. It’s really nice. Stranger : oh thank you. You : would you mind telling me where you got it? I’ve been looking for one like that for a long time. Stranger : it’s from that luggage store down on York Avenue. You : oh, thank you very much.@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  4. 4. What to compliment (1) Compliment usually used when you compliment someone if you notice something new about the person’s appearance: new eyeglasses, a new haircut, an article of clothing, or a piece of jewelry such as: “gee, you really look good today” “you are looking trim these days” “hey, I really like your new car” “that new dress is a gorgeous shade of blue.”@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  5. 5. What to compliment (2) When you visit someone’s house for the first time, you can give a general compliment such as “what a beautiful house you have.” When host prepare a meal for you, or even just snack food at a party, they like to hear that you appreciate the food. You don’t need to compliment each dish separately, but you can give a general comment such as “the meal was delicious, especially the lamb.”@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  6. 6. How to compliment There are three ways to give a compliment: > by saying something nice about the object, > asking how the person made it or where it was bought (not how much it cost), > asking for another look or another serving if it is food.@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  7. 7. Replying to compliments There are two basic ways of replying to compliments: > Accepting > Rejecting In the most cases, it is best to accept the compliment. To do this, you can either thank the person and explain something about the thing being complimented, or you can turn the compliment by giving the other person a similar compliment.@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  8. 8. Phrases for expressing compliment Form Compliment Response Returning compliment Note: it is (optional) More formal I would like to Thank you. It’s nice of (you inspired me) sometimes compliment you you to say so sufficient simply on… to say “thank I think your (hair) is Thank you, but it really It’s nice to hear that you” to a very nice isn’t anything special from someone with your compliment. No experience I just love your… Thank you. Yours is even further reply is nicer required. The (chicken) is I’m glad you like it delicious I really like your…! Thank you Yours is nice, too This (cheese) is super That’s not a bad (bike) you’ve got Less formal That’s neat! That’s nice That’s not bad Terrific Thanks Pretty good OK@youra_koala All right youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  9. 9. Discussion How do you react to compliment? Do people in your country compliment babies? Are you complimented on your friends’ success? Is it appropriate on your culture to compliments the food or a woman dress?@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  10. 10. Exercises Work in pairs and make a short dialogue using polite expressions of giving compliments. Then, practice it in front of the class! Small group practice Example: A = that’s a great sweater! B = why? thank you. I just bought it yesterday.@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  11. 11. Small group practice (cont) Situation 1 A = Hi, Joe. Hey, is that a new____? B= A= B= Situation 2 A = well, thank you for the_____ B= A = yes, I really____ B=@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  12. 12. Small group practice (cont) Situation 3 A= B = oh, thanks. I just love five pounds. A= B= Situation 4 A = good morning, Jones. B= A = well, thank you Mr. Tweed. But I was just doing my job. B=@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com
  13. 13. Reference Tillitt, Bruce and Mary Newton Bruder. ______. Speaking Naturally: Communication Skills for American English. Cambridge University Press.@youra_koala youra_koala@yahoo.co.idyourakoala.blogspot.com youra.koala@gmail.com

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