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Daily English 1304 - Expressing Gratitude

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Gina: I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to all the people who have helped me along the way

Mark: You’re not going to start your speech with that boring opening, are you?

Gina: It’s not boring. It’s a nice opening.

Mark: It’s too formal and stiff. How about, “Hey, everybody. Thanks a million!”

Gina: That’s too informal.

Mark: Fine, if you say so. What comes next?

Gina: Well, then I say, “I want to whole-heartedly thank those who stuck with us and who never let us down.”

Mark: That’s too impersonal. How about, “Hey Emiliano, you’re totally awesome. And you, Tania? You’re absolutely fab.

Gina: That doesn’t even come close to expressing how I feel. I want to thank people for their thoughtfulness, generosity, and support from the bottom of my heart.

Mark: That’s so sappy! Why don't you just give props to people who deserve it and a shout-out to the people who helped you? Then, you jump off the stage and walk through the audience to high-five everybody. That’s how I would give a thank-you speech.

Gina: I’ll remember that the next time I speak to a group of 10-year-olds!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Daily Life