TESOL/Thanking

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Thank you.

Key sentences

Giving thanks Accepting thanks
Thanks for (gerund).
Thank you for (gerund).
You're welcome.
No problem.
Giving thanks Accepting thanks
I appreciate (noun).
I appreciate (pronoun).
Sure thing.
Giving thanks Accepting thanks
Thanks for (noun).
Thanks for (pronoun).
Don't mention it.
Accepting thanks Giving thanks
Sorry, I can't help you. Thanks anyway.
Thanks for trying.

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

Thanks for (gerund).
gerund sentence
meeting me Thanks for meeting me.
helping me Thanks for helping me.
coming Thanks for coming.
telling me Thanks for telling me.
I appreciate (noun).
noun sentence
your help I appreciate your help.
the gesture I appreciate the gesture.
your work I appreciate your work.
the work you've done I appreciate the work you've done.
Thanks for (noun).
noun sentence
the present Thanks for the present.
the ride Thanks for the ride.
your kindness Thanks for your kindness.
your hospitality Thanks for your hospitality.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Giving thanks Accepting thanks
Thanks for (meeting me). You're welcome.
Giving thanks Accepting thanks
I appreciate (your help). Sure thing.
Giving thanks Accepting thanks
Thanks for (the present). Don't mention it.
Accepting thanks Giving thanks
Sorry, I can't help you. Thanks anyway.

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Giving thanks Accepting thanks

Thanks for ... .

You're welcome.

Giving thanks Accepting thanks
I appreciate .... Sure thing.
Giving thanks Accepting thanks
Thanks for .... Don't mention it.
Accepting thanks Giving thanks
Sorry, I can't help you. Thanks anyway.

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Giving thanks Accepting thanks
Imagine your partner helped you. Imagine what they did. Thank them. Accept your partner's thanks.

Further study


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