Hi everybody this is Misterduncan in England. How are you today? Are you OK?... I hope so! Are you happy? I hope so! In this lesson, we will look at two actions, which many of us do, although maybe not as often as we should. Today we will talk about saying "Please" and "Thank you".
We usually say "please" when asking for something, or as a polite (nice) way of saying yes to an offer.
Please can I watch some TV?
Can I please go out to play?
May I please leave the room?
Could I please have some icecream?
"Would you like some icecream?" – "Oh, yes please!"
"Do you want something to eat?" – "Yes, I would please!"
"Can I offer you a cup of Coffee?" – "Oh please, that would be great!"
The word "please" can be used to show satisfaction and pleasure.
"I'm pleased with my new house."
"This job pleases me."
"Your music gives me pleasure."
"I'm very pleased to meet you."
From those few examples you can see that "please" and "pleasure" are closely related in origin but are sometimes used in completely different ways. If something makes you pleased, you can say that you feel "Uplifted", "Perked", "Chuffed", "Gladdened", "Overjoyed", "Over the moon".
Saying "Thank you".
The action of saying "Thank you" is seen as the most polite way of showing, how grateful you are for receiving something or as a way of acknowledging an act of kindness. We say "thank you" to show our appreciation. By saying "thank you", you show your gratitude. You express your appreciation. You acknowledge the kindness. You return the generosity verbally. You offer your sincerest thanks. You are grateful.
There are many way to say "thank you"
"Thank you very much."
"Thanks a lot."
"Thank you so much."
"Thanks a bundle."
"You are too kind."
"Thanks ever such a lot."
"Ta very much!"
Sometimes we may express surprise and joy, as well as showing our thanks.
"Wow! How kind... thank you!"
"That's good of you... cheers!"
"I don't know what to say... thanks a lot!"
"I'm overwhelmed. Thank you so much."
"What can I say?"
"You are the best!"
"Thank you very much!"
"This present is so nice!"
"Oh you shouldn't have!"
Oh dear I appear to be in the wrong lesson, mm, how embarrassing. I suppose I had better go. Saying "thank you" is the best way to show your gratitude to another person. It is a polite thing to do. To acknowledge someone's kindness is a nice thing to do. And don't forget kindness creates more kindness. I hope.
Well that is all from me for today. May I offer you my sincerest thanks for watching me, teaching you. This is Misterduncan in England saying Ta-ta for now.