Through this section, you will learn:
• How to encourage others in different situations
Learn about it!
Have you ever got a hard situation in your life? Do you feel better when someone encourages you?
In this life, happiness and problem will come and go. Once the hard time happens, encouragement from people around will help you to feel better. Encouragement might not lessen your problem nor change the situation. However, it shows that you are surrounded by the people who care on you.
Imagine, your friend is good in singing. One day, she is going to follow a singing contest and very nervous. What are you going to say to encourage her? There are so many expressions you can say. Here, we are going to learn how to give encouragement. Let’s take a look.
The picture number two shows that the man tries to encourage his friend by saying “Don’t worry. I know you can do it.”
However, there are other expressions that can be used to encourage others. Let’s see.Encouragement can be given in two situations. First, encouragement is given when someone has a problem.
• Failing the exam
• Failing to be the winner in a contest
Second, encouragement is given to someone who is going to face a remarkable event in their life. Here are the example of the situations:
• Going to have an exam
• Going to follow a contest
What do we say?
You can use these expressions to give encouragements:
• I know you can do it.
• I’m with you.
• Well done!
• You will do better next time.
• That’s okay. You have tried your best.
Look at the conversation between Nina and her friend, Marissa.
Situation: Marissa and Nina are checking the result of their English Language exam.
Nina sees that Marissa looks sad.
Nina: How is the result?
Marissa: It is not good. I fail the exam.
Nina: Don’t worry. You will do better next time.
Marissa: What about you?
Nina: Mmmm, well, I pass the exam.
Marissa: Nina, I’m happy for you.
From the conversation, we know that Marissa failed the exam. Nina encouraged her by saying Don’t worry. You will do better next time.
A. Complete the conversation by using the expressions of encouragement you have learnt.
Situation: Danny is a swimming athlete. Before the competition is begun, his friend, Dika, comes to meet him.
Dika: When will the competition begin?
Danny: It will be on 09.30.
Dika: How do you feel, Danny?
Danny: I’m a litle bit nervous.
Danny: Well, thank you.
The conversation can be completed by some expressions, such as:
• Don’t worry. You can do it.
• I know you can do it.
• My support is with you.
B. Look at these expressions. Pair the situations with the appropriate expressions.
Here is the appropriate use of those expression.
Situations: (A) Your friend is practicing a speech for a speech competition in front of you.
Expression: Well done!
Situations: (B) Your friend fails a contest.
Expression: That’s okay. You’ve tried your best.
Situations: (C) Your friend is going to have an exam.
Expression: I know you can do it.