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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.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi every body,
I really like when a receive a compliment .It means i'm doing the right thing, and it's really good.
The video is excellent .It's a great way to memorize the words .

I enjoy paying someone a compliment, but I'm sincere and, for this reason, I pay someone a compliment only when I really feel like.
When I sometimes happen to receive a compliment, I'm imbarassed and I try to underplay.

I think that this video activity is very useful.

I find it quite easy to pay someone a compliment especially if they did something good, but it is not easy to accept a compliment especially If you got a compliment from your crush, you would be so flattered and so embarrassed that you look like a red tomato.

Hello everyone,
Can I ask why the man said: "I just wanted to say well done on clinching the deal" instead of "I want to say..." ?

Hello Quynh Nhu,

You can use either of these forms. I think the past form is slightly more polite, but they are really quite interchangeable and have the same meaning.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thankyou. Now I understand.

Well, when I receive a compliment I get embarrassed. So It is very difficult to me to receive a compliment.
And about the other question this activity it was very nice.


why do you feel embarrassed when you received a compliment? i though when someone do that, it means they care about you.

Be nice with your boss.

that is great sit but i need someone speak to me to improve my out sound if this available here