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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


i dont know clearly about this sentence :' you're being modest'
i mean why do 'are' and ' being' can go together? 

you're being modest means at the time of speaking but not always
you're modest means you usually modest all the time

The verb 'to be' is not normally used with the present continuous, but when the meaning is connected with behaviour then it is possible.
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Hi, everyone. I'm new and i want to improve my English, especially my speaking. I really like this website. Thanks a lot for everything. If you want to talk to me you can write or put your skype, fb or twitter adresses. Thanks :) 

Hello dear AyNur311, 
I look forward to talk to you,but I don't know is it allowable in this generally 
website our privacy like e-Mail or skype to publish! 
I await for a logical answer please. 

I'm afraid that the House Rules say that you cannot share personal information, such as skype, facebook or twitter address on LearnEnglish.
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Hi, Adam. I'm so sorry. I forgot about it. But how can i do communicate with other members? I have some problems with my speaking,that's why i want to improve it. I will happy, if you help me :))

At the moment the only way to communicate with other members of LearnEnglish is via the comments. We plan to introduce other systems in the future.
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that will be very usefully

I am new in this website. I want to improve my English. Thank you, you help me very much. Your lessons are very useful. P.S. I like to pay and to receive compliments :)