5 Better ways to say ‘THANK YOU’ – English Speaking Practice Lesson for beginners | English with Kat. #learnenglish #speakenglish #englishlesson #nativeenglish #thankyou
Just saying thank you or thanks is not enough when you want to show gratitude. In this english speaking practice lesson with Kat you will learn 5 better ways to say ‘thank you’. This English lesson for beginners and advanced English learners is a part of our English Unplugged series from Auckland, New Zealand. Kat is a native English speaker and believes in making learning English fun. Practice these English phrases to speak English confidently. We hope you like this English lesson plan and make use of the vocabulary and phrases from this English speaking course in your daily English conversation. You are watching this English lesson on Let’s Talk English speaking Institute, our effort is to make learning english fun and easy. We have lessons ranging from English Grammar rules, Advanced English vocabulary, American English Phrases, British English, Accent Training, Lessons for IELTS and much more to make your English better. You could join our English speaking course in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai for personalised English lesson plans.
Complete Lesson Transcript :-
Hi guys, it’s me Kat and I’m back again for another video. In today’s lesson we are going to be going through five different ways to say ‘Thank you’. Now I’m sure that many of you use the phrase ‘Thank you’ in your day-to-day lives. But is there is just one way of saying ‘Thank you?’ We are going to look at some different examples today and I hope that after the video, you are going to feel confident enough to use these in your everyday conversations. But before I start on today’s lesson, I would like you to subscribe to the channel and like the video to ensure that you get regular updates every time there’s a new lesson becomes available.
Do you sometimes feel grateful, for what you, or for what someone has done for you? Do you know how to express your gratitude to the people around you? Do you want to be able to say, ‘Thank you’ in more than just one way? To help improve your conversation to make it more exciting? Well in today’s lesson, I will show you five ways to say it. And it’s going to be depending on the situation.
Today’s first phrase that we are going to look at is “I can’t thank you enough”. Now this phrase is very polite and it’s very useful. It can be used when someone has done a favor for you and has helped you in some way that has been very, very important to you. It’s “I can’t thank you enough”. For Example, may be your car won’t start and you are running late for work, so your colleagues swings by to pick you up. You could respond to your colleague saying, “You’ve saved my job for me, I can’t thank you enough.” It can also be used when there’s some kind of emergency and someone has helped to keep you safe and out of danger. Now this term can have a sense of urgency, you really needed the help and someone has pulled through. You could respond to this person with, “We really needed your help, I can’t thank you enough.” Or you could say, “Your help has made all the difference, I can’t thank you enough.” I hope that this has helped you with the phrase “I can’t thank you enough.”
The next phrase we a going to look at is, “I would like to thank you” or ” I want to thank you”. These phrases are both very polite in deliberate ways of saying ‘Thank you’. Now these phrases could be used when someone does a favor for you and when you want to make your gratitude very clear to them. Here are some example situations when you could use these two phrases, If there’s been a death in your family, and a friend or a neighbor has brought you around some home backing or they’ve prepared some meals for you, you could say to them, “You know, what you’ve done is very kind, I just, I really wanna thank you”. Another example of using these phrases could be, when you are leaving your job to move overseas, and your boss has written you an amazing reference, you could say to your boss, “I would just like to thank you, Thank you for what you’ve done for me.” I really hope that this is been useful and you can use these phrases in your everyday conversations
Let’s have a look at what we’ve got next. Up next we’ve got the phrase, “I really appreciate this.” Now this phrase is another polite way to show your thankfulness. When you appreciate something or someone it means that you value what they have done for you. This phrase can also be used in a lot of different situations. If I have to use this phrase in an example, it could be used, when a colleague takes your work or you are out or you are sick and you could say to them, “I just want you to know, that I really appreciate what you’ve done for me. Another example of using this phrase could be when your neighbor very kindly picks up your mail for you and brings it to your home you can say to that friendly neighbor I am really appreciative of what you have done I am very appreciative of this I hope these phrases both help you.
Let’s see what we’ve got next. Up next on our list is the phrase ‘I am grateful for your help’. ‘I am grateful for your help’ as a phrase that is less commonly used but it’s still useful and it is very polite. This phrase could be used when someone does something rather significant to you, something that’s important to you. An example of this could be, when someone has helped you with an assignment that is, join at work or join at university, you could say to that helpful person, “I wanted to express my gratitude for your help.” Another example is, you’re moving to a new house and you’ve got a lot of things to do and you’ve found someone that has given up their time to help you shift, you could say to that person, “I would just like to let you know how grateful I am for your help.” If it hadn’t been for them your move would have been a lot more difficult you wanted to show your gratitude and you are grateful. I hope that’s helped you.
Next up on the list is the phrase, ‘thanks a lot’. ‘Thanks a lot’ is a less formal phrase and it can be used in a more casual, in more everyday situation. An example of the phrase ‘thanks a lot’ could be, when someone, perhaps have let you use their parking space at the mall, you could express your gratitude to them by saying, “Thanks a lot for the park.” Or maybe you’ve gone out with a friend you haven’t seen for a while and they decide to buy you a coffee you could say to your friend, “Thanks a lot for buying me a coffee.” This is a good term to use and a good way of saying ‘thank you’.
So please try and use it in your conversations. Here are some other ways of saying ‘thanks’ that are still more casual, you could say, ‘thanks’, ‘hey thanks’ or even more casually you could use, ‘Cheers’ which is often shared over a drink.
Thank you for joining me on today’s lesson for different ways of saying ‘thank you’. I hope you’ve got some new ideas and you feel confident enough to go out and try using these phrases with a native speaker or even with your friends is practice. After all the only way to expand your vocabulary is to practice. So get started. If you have enjoyed today’s lesson, then please don’t forget to click like and subscribe to the video and while you’re there, why not write a comment about what you have found most valuable in today’s lesson and what you would like to see in future videos? Please click the bell icon to ensure you are not missing out on any more great lessons. I’ll see you next time. Bye.