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Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! You know what just happened today. When I was driving
to my work place. I almost had a near miss and then the moment I stepped out of my car
it started raining. But as luck would have it, I had my umbrella, I was lucky. Have you
ever been lucky like that? Or has any of your friend or family ever been lucky like that?
Of course you've been, but does it happen that you run out of expressions to talk about
being lucky and you just end up saying. I was lucky, which sounds very boring? If that
has happened with you then please stay tuned with me. I'm Michelle and today we are learning
different expressions to express being lucky.
Starting with the first one, It's a good thing that. God forbid if somebody has an accident
and you go to see them in the hospital and you find out that the victims, the people
who underwent the accident they're absolutely fine, however their car was damaged. So another
disaster has been prevented although the car was damaged, but there was one more disaster
that they could have got hurt that was prevented. So in such a situation you could always say,
it’s a good thing that they were not hurt. So the first disaster is that there was an
accident. The second disaster could be that they could have got hurt, but they did not,
so we would say, It's a good thing that the positive statement plus the positive statement.
It’s just as well. As I told you this morning, it was raining the moment when I stepped out
of my car, but It’s just as well that I had my umbrella. That's how you can use this
phrase. This is also always followed by a positive statement, but its proceeded means
before it comes a negative circumstance. And what is a unwanted circumstance in this situation?
That it rained, but the positive part is that I had my umbrella, that I had my umbrella.
So these two statements are always used when an unwanted circumstance has been prevented
or something wrong did not happen, unwanted damage prevented for these two.
Moving on to the next two. Fortunately or luckily that they were not hurt. So we can
continue this, we can also use this as an expression or it’s a good thing that they
would not hurt. Fortunately or luckily that they were not hurt. This is also used; It
is always followed by a positive circumstance followed by a positive circumstance. You must
also remember that you will use this expression, when you're retelling the story to somebody.
So my friend had an accident, I visited them in the hospital their car was damaged, but
fortunately or luckily they did not get hurt. We are done with this.
Moving on to the forth one, As luck would have it. So let's imagine that one fine day
you're driving down the city and another of your friend is also driving down the city,
but you don't know and while you’re driving you run out of gas. However your friend is
there and he's there to offer you a lift, so in that situation you could say as luck
would have it, Mike was present to offer me a lift. This is also followed by a positive
situation and you will always use it in retelling the story circumstance, retelling the story.
If somebody hears you, how would they reply? If somebody hears the story that you're telling
them, they would say that was a stroke of luck or if somebody's saying a story to you
sharing a story with you. How would you reply? You would say that was a stroke of luck or
just imagine, if one of your friend walks in an office for an interview and he just
gets the job. How would you reply? Will you be jealous? Don't be; don't be envious with
your friend. You could just say that it is a stroke of luck or it was an incredible stroke
of luck.
The same applies for, it’s lucky. This can also be used in the same situation saying
that it’s lucky that you got the job the moment you walked into the office. It’s
lucky that the interviewer was so pleased and so happy with you. So as I was telling
you that about that story, Let's imagine putting on our imagination cap that one fine day you're
driving and your friend Mike is also driving and he offers you a lift and there you could
say that as luck would have it Mike was driving. Mike was also driving down the city, but let's
say mike is not driving and you run out of gas. Then what will you do? Then it’s very
or most fortunate that there was a gas station nearby. That's also used when you are telling
about a story that has happened in the past or an incident that is happened in the past.
It’s very or most fortunate that there was a gas station.
It was a close. I was just about to fall, it was a near miss. But did I fall? No I did
not fall, so when something bad is about to happen. If you're about to fall or there's
about to be an accident. That's what you call as a close thing. You were about to, but it
did not happen. I applied the brakes otherwise it was a near miss, so you can use it on that
situation. Where something bad is about to happen. But does not happen.
It must be your lucky day; you have won an all-expenses paid trip to Bahamas. Do you
think that's true? Sorry it’s not your lucky day then. But if you ever hear that statement
then it is your lucky day. When you get something in a very unexpected form. You can say that,
It’s your lucky day. Probably you know a representative might just call you one day
and say that, “Hello sir it’s your lucky day. You've won an all-expenses paid trip
to Bahamas, Maldives or wherever you want to go, so this is more like it can be used
in the beginning of a sentence before you're sharing something.
You lucky thing or slightly prohibited expression Jammy bastard. You lucky thing is a much better
way of saying this. This is a very informal way and a slang. It is a slang, which I wouldn't
suggest unless the person is like really close to you and they are comfortable with you saying
that , so you lucky thing can be that if your friend tells you that, Okay I’ve won all
expenses paid trip to Bahamas. What would you tell him? You lucky thing or we can also
say “That was a stroke of luck or It’s lucky that you did. The word here Jammy this
means lucky and this is a phrase very common in England and if you want you may use it.
But I suggest this is a better option for you to use.
So you've learnt different ways of being lucky. Different ways of saying that you have been
lucky or commenting if someone else has been lucky, but if you've been very unlucky lately.
Then for you, we will do another video. Where I'm gonna teach you expressions that you can
use if you're being unlucky. Thank you so much for your time. I hope to see you really
soon with a new video and with a new fun learning session. See you soon. Miss me bye, bye.
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