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How to pay a compliment 如何称赞别人

英国使馆文化教育处 2019-06-12 14:30

Tasks

Instructions

Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercise. You can also read the transcript.

Preparation task
Match the definitions (a–k) with the vocabulary (1–11).

Vocabulary

1. …… I appreciate that
2. …… pay (someone) a compliment
3. …… high street
4. …… modest
5. …… outfit
6. …… clinch
7. …… deal
8. …… you wear it well
9. …… I am flattered
10. …… notice
11. …… by the way

 

Definition

a. to say something (to someone) to express approval or admiration for things that someone does
b. to win (informal)
c. not willing to talk too much about one's achievements and abilities
d. used to thank someone or to show that you are grateful
e. where the most important businesses and shops in a town are located (British English)
f. a set of clothes
g. used to express that you are very pleased after receiving a compliment
h. expression used to introduce a new subject or add information
i. a business arrangement
j. to see or become aware of something
k. it suits you, it is right for you


Task 1

Write a number (1–6) to put the topics of conversation in the order you hear them.


…… The woman's professional skills
…… What the man can smell
…… A business agreement
…… The woman's fashion sense
…… The woman's clothes
…… A visit to the hairdresser


Discussion

How easy do you find it to pay someone a compliment? How easy is it for you to accept a compliment?

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