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  • In life when you do something difficult, it can be really nice if someone encourages you along the way.

  • It's really nice if someone cheers you on while you do that difficult thing.

  • In this English lesson, I'm going to teach you a bunch of different English phrases we use to encourage someone when they're doing something difficult.

  • I'm going to do it by encouraging you because you are doing something difficult right now.

  • You have chosen to learn the English language, and it can be very challenging and hard to learn the English language.

  • So in this English lesson, I'm going to give you some encouraging words.

  • And as I do, you will learn some words and phrases that we use in English when we want to encourage someone.

  • Well, hello and welcome to this English lesson where I'm going to help you learn how to encourage others in English.

  • And I'm going to do that by giving you some words of encouragement.

  • Before we get started though, if this is your first time here, don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there and give me a thumbs up if this video helps you learn just a little bit more English.

  • So, some of the first phrases that I want to teach you start with the word "you."

  • They're phrases that you use to talk directly to someone.

  • So you can say things like this: "you've got this," or the more slang form, "you got this."

  • Or you could say, "You can do it."

  • When you say these phrases in English, you're communicating to that person that you believe they can do what they're doing.

  • So, if I think about you learning English, maybe you're sitting on the subway, maybe you're sitting at home, maybe you're at your kitchen table, maybe you're listening to me while you're making food.

  • However you're watching this video, I wanna speak directly to you and say this: "You got this." "You've got this." "You can do it."

  • I really believe that.

  • I believe that if you put your mind to it, you can master this crazy and weird language that we call English.

  • Anyways, "you've got this." You can do it." "You got this."

  • These next phrases have the word "keep" in them.

  • And they're phrases we use to encourage someone, maybe when they want to quit doing something hard.

  • We would say things like this: "Keep it up," "keep up the good work," or "keep at it."

  • So basically what we're saying is, I recognize that you're doing something difficult, and I want to encourage you to keep doing it even though you might want to quit.

  • Maybe as an English learner, you're halfway through reading an English book, and it's very challenging and very difficult.

  • And you're thinking of quitting, you're thinking, "You know what? I'm just not going to finish this book."

  • So I want to say to you right now, "Keep it up." 'Keep at it." "Keep up the good work." "You can do it."

  • You can finish that book if you just keep at it - I know you can, you can do it.

  • So I read recently that many people who take online language courses don't actually end up finishing them.

  • They sign up for a course, they pay for a course, and then when they get about halfway through they quit.

  • In that situation, these are the words of encouragement I would give.

  • I would say, "Don't give up." "Never give up." "Stay strong."

  • Maybe you're in that situation; maybe a week ago you signed up for an online language course and you went to the first couple of classes, but now you've kind of stopped going.

  • You don't go to the Zoom meetings, you haven't done the readings, you haven't done the listening practice, you're kind of quitting.

  • In that situation, this is what I would say to you: "Don't give up." "Never give up." "Stay strong," and then once again, "you can do it."

  • I know you can, it just takes a little bit of determination.

  • There's an English phrase that we sometimes say before words of encouragement in order to kind of emphasize the words of encouragement that we are giving and that phrase is "come on."

  • So, in all the previous examples I could add "come on" before the phrase of encouragement that I was giving.

  • So I could say things like this, "Come on, you can do it."

  • "Come on, you got this." "Come on, keep at it."

  • "Come on, you can do it."

  • When you add the phrase "come on," it simply means that you're encouraging them even more.

  • In English, sometimes we like to add a few extra words just to emphasize what we are saying.

  • So anyways, "Come on, you can do it."

  • "Come on, you got this." "Come on, I know you can do this."

  • There are words of encouragement that we also give after someone completes something.

  • I know that as you study English, there's little things you do along the way, and it's really nice to hear things like this when you finish some of those little jobs.

  • It's nice to hear phrases like this: "Nice work" or "Nice job."

  • We also sometimes say "Good work" or "Good job," or we'll just say, "Well done."

  • So maybe you're reading an entire novel, maybe you're just trying to watch this whole video without clicking the stop button and watching something else.

  • When you are done that thing, when you are done that task, it's really nice to hear this: "Nice work" or "Nice job."

  • "Good work," or "Good job," or "Well done."

  • I think if you are some of the people who study English every day for an hour and you do that five or six days a week, and if you've done that for a few months, I would certainly say, "Nice job" or "Nice work."

  • "Good job," or "Good work," or certainly I would say, "Well done."

  • Well, thank you so much for watching this little English lesson on how to say something encouraging to someone else.

  • I hope that as you walk away from this lesson that two things happen.

  • One: I hope you feel encouraged.

  • I hope you did really sense that I was talking to you.

  • Again, wherever you are, maybe sitting at your kitchen table, maybe riding the bus wherever you were watching this video, I hope you felt encouraged.

  • The second thing I would like you to do is this: is kind of spread the words of encouragement to those around you.

  • Whether it's in English or in your own language, please have a good day and please communicate to others some encouraging words today so that they have a good day too.

  • It's always nice to hear someone say, "You can do it," or "Job well done."

  • Anyways, Bob the Canadian here, thanks again for watching this video.

  • If you're new here, don't forget to click that red subscribe button over there, and give me a thumbs up if this video helped you learn just a little bit more English.

  • And if you have the time, why don't you stick around and watch another English lesson.

In life when you do something difficult, it can be really nice if someone encourages you along the way.

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How to Encourage Someone in English

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    nao posted on 2021/08/10
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