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Make someone's day in English/藉由英語讓人快樂一整天


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說英語的時候什麼是其中最好開頭語之一呢?那就說一句誇獎話吧!告訴他們你喜歡他們穿的鞋子,這可以將聊天的時間藉由詢問買鞋子的商店在哪裡來拉長聊天時間。不只如此,你也可以藉由誇獎別人給人快樂一整天!那要如何用英語說一些稱讚的話呢?只需要注意以正面的方式來看這四個方面。


表現

"You did a great job."以英語為母語人士經常會在工作上彼此稱讚,也可以運用在工作、運動、學校、嗜好上-因為任何活動都有人表現得很好。例如:你同事的個人演說表現得非常好,那你就可以說她投注了很多的心力在這上面。你可以這樣說:「You did a great job on the presentation.」或「 I liked the way you gave the presentation.」不論在任何情況下,以最容易的方式來稱讚別人的表現只要表明某人在某事上有好的表現:「 You played a great game today.」 「You wrote a clear report.」 「Your speech was excellent.


外表

稱讚別人的髮型及穿著是經常會用到的。開始要稱讚別人時就可以加上I likeI love。例如:如果某人的新髮型很好看,你可以說:「I like your haircut.」或「 I love your hair today.」。如果他們的穿著不一樣了,你可以用相同的句子來稱讚:「I like your skirt.」。要持續與人交談的最佳方式可以這樣問:「Where did you get it?

」。但是,要小心稱讚別人外表。如果有一天某人看起來特別好看,你可以簡單的表示:「You look great today!」但要注意不要稱讚某人的身體。千萬不要說:「I like your nose」,除非你們交情非常好。

擁有物

以英語為母語人士經常會稱讚彼此擁有的東西。例如:如果你的同事上班帶了一個新手機,你可以說:「What a cool phone!」或某人邀請你到他家去,適當的稱讚說你喜歡他的住所是屋主所期待的。你可以簡單的表示:「You have a beautiful home.」或試著明確指某物:「I love this couch.

素質

稱讚某人的素質,你將會交到新的朋友喔!例如:如果你想要與你的工作夥伴相處總是愉快的,那就告訴他們說:「You are always so happy. It makes my day better!"」對一個人來說這類的稱讚可以在任何素質上作適當的表示。或許你想要其他的同事做事有條理,那就告訴他們說:「I really appreciate how organized you are. I hope to be more organized, too.





What's one of the best ways to start a conversation in English? Give a compliment! Tell somebody you like their shoes, and it can lead to a long chat about where you both like to shop. Not only that, but compliments make people feel good! So how do you compliment in English? Just focus on the positive in these four areas.


Performance

"You did a great job." English speakers often compliment one another on a job well done. It can apply to work, sports, school, hobbies ?any activity somebody has done well. For example, your colleague gave an excellent presentation, and you could tell she put a lot of work into it. You could say, "You did a great job on the presentation." Or, "I liked the way you gave the presentation." Regardless of the situation, the easiest way to compliment a performance is just to state what the person did well: "You played a great game today." "You wrote a clear report." "Your speech was excellent."


Appearance

It's very common to compliment people on their hair and clothing. Start these compliments with I like or I love. For example, if someone gets a new haircut, you can say, "I like your haircut." Or, "I love your hair today," if they styled it differently. You can phrase compliments about clothes the same way: "I like your skirt." A great way to continue the conversation is by asking, "Where did you get it?"



Be careful with compliments about appearance, though. If someone looks particularly good one day, you can make a general statement: "You look great today!" But be sure not to compliment someone's body. Don't say, "I like your nose," unless you know them very, very well.

Possessions

English speakers often compliment each other on things they own. For example, if a colleague comes to work with a new mobile phone you can say, "What a cool phone!" Or if you're invited to someone's home, it's appropriate to compliment certain aspects about it that you like. You can make a general statement: "You have a beautiful home." Or try something specific: "I love this couch."

Qualities

Compliment someone on their qualities, and you'll make a new friend! For example, if you like how a work associate is always happy, then tell them. Say, "You are always so happy. It makes my day better!" This kind of compliment can be used for any quality that you appreciate in a person. Maybe you like how organized another colleague is. Tell them, "I really appreciate how organized you are. I hope to be more organized, too."




Source: http://www.englishtown.com.tw/sp/teacher.aspx?articleName=153-day


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