Learn English with Mr. Duncan - Lesson 4 (Response to 'Please'/'Thank You')

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Hi everybody, this is Misterduncan in England. How are you today? Are you OK? I hope so! Are you happy? I hope so! In my last lesson I talked about saying "please" and "thank you". Today we will look at the different ways to replying to these sentences. Making your response.

When a person asks you a question, you will normally give a reply. A sentence with the word "please" in it, normally needs a response. The reply can be eitheryes, no, or maybe. They could also be much longer sentences, including reason for the reply or an added condition.

"Please can I watch some TV?"

"Yes, but only for an hour."

"No, you can not, you have to do your homework."

"Maybe after dinner you can."

"Can I please go out to play with my friends?"

"Yes you canbut be before it gets dark."

"No you can not, it is too late."

"Maybe, after you have done your chores."

"Please may I leave the room?"

"You may."

"No, sorry you may not."

"Maybe after you have finished eating your food."

"Could I please have some ice cream?"

"Yes you can, but not too much."

"No you can't, you've had some already today."

"Maybe later, if you are good."

Of course you can just reply with a simple… "Yes." "No." "Maybe." But if you do say "no", then the other person will probably ask… "Why not?" Saying "no" to someone can be a very difficult thing to do.

There are many different ways of responding to a request, which we will be a talking a closer look at in a later lesson.

Replying to "thank you". After you have said "thank you", the other person may offer you response.

"Thank you very much for the meal."

"It's my pleasure."

"Thanks a lot for letting me stay with you."

"You are very welcome."

"Thank you for the special award."

"You deserve it."

"That was a great mealcheers!"

"It's quite alright."

"I appreciate your kindnessthank you so much."

"The pleasure is all mine."

"Oh thank you for the lovely birthday present, it must have been expensive,…oh you should'n have."

"That's OKyou are worth it!"

Saying "please" and "thank you" are very simple actions, and by using them, you are showing that you are a polite person who is willing to show respect to other people, whichis quite a nice thing really.

Well another lesson hasflown by. Please come back again real soon for another one. Before I finish today, I would like to say a special "hallo", to one of my online English students. Diego, and also a big "hallo" to his family watching in Canacatti, which is in Sicily. That is definitely it from me, until next time, this is Misterduncan in England, sayingthank you for watching me, teaching youand of courseta-ta for now.

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