TESOL/Gratitude

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Grateful Hellas (1858)

Key sentences

Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What are you grateful for? I'm grateful for (noun).
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What are you grateful about? I'm grateful to (verb).
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
Who do you owe it to? I owe it all to (noun).
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What did you do with their help? I couldn't have (past participle) without them.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

I'm grateful for (noun).
noun sentence
my parents' hard work I'm grateful for my parents' hard work.
my teacher's help I'm grateful for my teacher's help.
this opportunity I'm grateful for this opportunity.
your help I'm grateful for your help.
I'm grateful to (verb).
verb sentence
have this opportunity I'm grateful to have this opportunity.
know you I'm grateful to know you.
have my parents I'm grateful to have my parents.
have met you I'm grateful to have met you.
I owe it all to (noun).
noun sentence
my family I owe it all to my family.
my teachers I owe it all to my teachers.
your help I owe it all to your help.
my team I owe it all to my team.
I couldn't have (past participle) without them.
past participle sentence
done it I couldn't have done it without them.
graduated I couldn't have graduated without them.
won I couldn't have won without them.
come this far I couldn't have come this far without them.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What are you grateful for? I'm grateful for (my parents' hard work).
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What are you grateful about? I'm grateful to (have this opportunity).
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
Who do you owe it to? I owe it all to (my family).
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What did you do with their help? I couldn't have (done it) without them.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude

What are you grateful for?

I'm grateful for ... .

Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What are you grateful about? I'm grateful to ....
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
Who do you owe it to? I owe it all to ....
Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
What did you do with their help? I couldn't have ... without them.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about gratitude Expressing gratitude
Find five things your partner is grateful for. Tell your partner what you are grateful for.

Further study


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Homework[edit]

1 Put these words in the correct order.

for I am opportunity grateful this
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2 Put these words in the correct order.

them I graduated couldn't have without
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3 Put these words in the correct order.

it all parents owe I all to my
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