How to pay a compliment

 

Learn the tricks of paying compliments.

Tasks

Preparation

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Do this vocabulary task before you watch.

What do you think is going to happen in the video?

Exercise

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Everybody likes a compliment.Everyone has a carving to be appreciated.
Good compliment will change a man's life itself.No one ready to give me a compliment.

hi there,
Is there another phrase of saying "You’re being modest"? (informal).

It was a good vibe and I really enjoyed that part of the video. I bet that is more power for me to build a confident conversation.
Now I'm just listening for the purpose to understand. The final step is speaking fluently English. practice makes perfect ! 

i think the guy says many things, until You’re a great manager, if enough

In my opinion, is not difficult to pay someone a compliment because if somebody had done something very well, we would express (him or her) our admiration or our recognition. When a person is hard-working and do something very well, or is a winner, is important to appreciate that and say to that person our satisfaction.
I accept a compliment with a smile and it make me very happy.
The video for me shows a lot of flatteries. I think the man is flirting. 

In Preparation section, I couldn't understand what "ones" means in this phrase:
" not willing to talk about ones achivements and abilities"
Would you please describe it or me?
Thanks

Hello,
In the exercises, 'one' is what we call an indefinite pronoun - it means a person who could be anyone. You could replace 'one's' with his/her/your/my/their/our - but that would be quite long!
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish

Hello Dear Adam, 
could you tell me or,have you any suggest 
about how talk to English to somebody who 
take an interest in this subjects. 
best wishes. 
Thank you very much indeed.Dziekuje 
Monfared

Hello monfared,
 
We can't link you directly to other users, but I would suggest checking online and in your local community for English clubs or groups. I've met learners in different cities who are part of English societies. They usually get together to practise and help each other. You could also check out local language schools in your area.
 
Regards,
 
Stephen Jones
The LearnEnglish Team
 
 

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