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How to pay a compliment

Learn some words and phrases to pay or accept compliments.

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the task. You can read the transcript at any time.


Man: Good morning!

Woman: Morning!

Man: By the way, I just wanted to say well done on clinching that deal!

Woman: Oh, thanks. It wasn't too difficult.

Man: You're being modest! You did really well.

Woman: Thank you.

Man: You're a great manager, you know.

Woman: Do you think so?

Man: Oh, yeah.

Woman: I appreciate that.


Man: Have you cut your hair?

Woman: Oh yes, I did, actually. Thanks for noticing!

Man: Where did you get it done?

Woman: Oh, just that place on the high street.

Man: They did a great job and it looks great with the outfit.

Woman: Do you think so?

Man: Oh yeah. Very fashionable.

Woman: Oh, it's just an old thing.

Man: Well, you've got a great sense of style.

Woman: Thank you, you too.

Man: Thank you.


Man: Nice perfume, too. Is that Dream?

Woman: Well, yes, it is, actually.

Man: You wear it well.

Woman: I'm flattered.

Man: My pleasure.

Woman: Listen, do you want something?

Man: No. I'm just being polite, you know.

Woman: Hmmm.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Oh, I'm actually quite good at complimenting others. But I hate that I'm lack words when getting compliments. I'm just standing as a complete idiot.

Hello everyone , I am new here. :)

personaly, I am not good at complimenting other people and I really don't enjoy when some one complimenting me when they don't believe in what they say. Actually I'm not much flattered when some one specially a stranger admire me or compliment about my outfit, my appereance, etc.

I can't say I don't affected when somebody say possitive words to me, actually words have influance on people, but I really don't care if a stranger love me or hate me, though about friends and family it is really important and I would be happy to know they love me and my appereance, etc.

In my country some people really exagerate in complimenting and admiring other people specially those who can help them, like their boss, their barber, their teacher. I think complimenting other people is good when you like some one's outfit, haircut, hair color it is good to say that it can make them happy .

Yeah... as you say, I think there're positive complimenting and negative complimenting.
The latter is used to take advantage of someone or to deal with an annoying or demanding person; the former is used to just tell someone's good points from different views. :)

I like this video!

Its fun listening and doing the exercise. Missed few points in listening but found the transcript useful

Want a compliment?
。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆ very d(*⌒▽⌒*)b good 。・:*:・゚★,。・:*:・゚☆

Well, I found a boy, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me

Hello everyone
To me, we should observe our words both in compliment and blam.

As just complement, I used to be easy to accept compliment.
Now, don't flatter me, I'm nothing...!
(´-`).。oO(I wish I could.....)