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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


It's a very useful video. We can learn many things from this video. Could I download it? o yeah, if you don't mind, could you also upload the conversations that shows how to show care / attention and how to express congratulation? Thanks so much.

Hi Henny Anggraini,
I'm afraid the videos on LearnEnglish can't be downloaded at the moment for technical and legal reasons, though the transcript is available for download.
Thank you for the suggestion.  We are always looking to add new material and it's helpful to hear what would be most useful for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Okay, never mind, Peter. Thanks :-)
Btw, could LeranEnglish also develop reading skill? In my country, the focus of English teaching learning  is on reading comprehension (in all text types). So, it would be very helpful if this site also discusses them. 
O yeah, I have some problems with English vocabulary related to school. In Indonesia, there is a term 'wali kelas'. These words refer to a teacher who is responsible for all students and things happened in the class. I have searched in many dictionaries, but i have not found the most suitable word / words for that term. could I use the word "guardian" for that term? or should it be "counselor"? or "advisor'?
I would be very grateful if you could help me. :-)

Hello Henny Anggraini,
You can find quite a few reading texts on LearnEnglish in our Magazine section (the texts are recorded so you can listen as well as read, if you wish).  Our Business Magazine section is similar, giving you the opportunity to read or (and) to listen.
I'm not familiar with the term 'wali kelas' but I suppose the closest thing might be 'form teacher' - the teacher who is in charge of and responsible for the class.
I hope that helps you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

For me , I could pay a compliment when i like something in someone , I can say nice words for him . but i don't prefer using compliments too much as in vedio as it sounds weird . the other person who is being flattered will feel that he is wanting something from him. I also can accept flattering me . i feel happy and i just smile when anyone says something that i don't notice in myself . I thank him a lot. I like all vedios , Good job . Thank you

it's nice video now we learnt how to pay a compliment it's really helpful for me but i wanna learn some more compliments

I have a question about "get done": is that one of the famous "phrasal verbs"? Can I use is like I use "to get up"? Thank you :)

Hello chiarachi!
Get done isn't a phrasal verb - it's get + past participle. We actually use get + done in two main ways in English.  

First, we use it like a passive verb structure – that is, talk about something without using the active subject when it is not important. We might say I got my hair done, rather than Somebody did (cut) my hair. Likewise, It got done = Somebody did it.

Second, we use get with done as a past participle adjective meaning “finished”, as in I’ll call you when I get done = when I am finished. You can add a prepositional phrase using with to explain what you are finishing - I’ll call you when I get done with my work. You can also insert a direct object - I’ll call you when I get my work done – but the meaning is a little different to the passive sense.

Hope that helps!

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

i want to write english good. what should i do. help me 

Hello Ghulam!
The important part of learning any language is to keep working on it. Practising writing is difficult without a teacher, but you can always try to write sentences. Many of my students like to keep a diary. Also, you can write to other learners on LearnEnglish - this will let you practice sharing your ideas. Find a subject on the website you are interested in, and join in the discussion!

Also, remember that one of the best ways of improving your writing is to read as much as you can! This will help your grammar and vocabulary without you noticing.
Jeremy Bee