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* 11 Encouragement (p.1 of 3)


11.1�� When you encourage somebody to try something


Give it a try.�� Listen�� <�Bill invited me to play for our football team. Do you think I�m strong enough?� � �Give it a try. You�ve got nothing to lose.�>

Go for it!�� Listen�� A �Give it a try!��� <�There will be a tennis competition in our school. Do you think I stand a chance of winning in it?� � �Sure you do! Go for it!�>

Go on, you can do it.�� Listen�� <The fans encouraged the runner by shouting �Go on, you can do it.�>

Give it a shot.�� Listen�� A �Make a try at it. Make an attempt to do it.��� <�A dancing competition has been scheduled. I know you�re a good dancer. Give it a shot.�>

Take a shot at it.�� Listen�� <�Ask the boss about the manager�s position while it�s still open. Take a shot at it.�>

Take your chances.�� Listen�� A �Try it although failure is possible.��� <�If you like the girl, ask her out. Take your chances.�>

Try your luck.�� Listen�� A �Try it although you depend on luck.��� <�Oh, you�re going to Las Vegas? Try your luck. Make a million bucks.�>

See what you can do.�� Listen�� <�Your opponent is very strong. He has several important wins under his belt. See what you can do.�>

It won�t hurt you to try it.�� Listen�� <�You are a talented writer. Your short stories are popular. Why don�t you write a novel? It won�t hurt you to try it.�>

Keep on trying.�� Listen�� A �Continue trying.��� <�I think I�m making progress.� � �Keep on trying, you�ll get there.�>

Don�t quit trying.�� Listen�� <�I keep getting turned down.� � �Don�t quit trying. No pain, no gain.�>

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11.2�� When you encourage somebody to show some action


Let�s see some action.�� Listen�� <�You may lose, but it�s worth trying. Let�s see some action.�>

I expect to see some results soon.�� Listen�� <�I hope you have completed your preliminaries. I expect to see some results soon.�>

Aren�t you going to do something?�� Listen�� <�It looks like our team is losing this game. Aren�t you going to do something?�>

Are you going to stand there all day?�� Listen�� <�Are you going to stand there all day? The girl is probably waiting for your phone call.�>

Are you just going to sit there?�� Listen�� <�Are you just going to sit there? If you do nothing, you can lose your money.�>

Get going already.�� Listen�� A �Get started. Get busy.��� <�Get going already. You can�t sit there all day.�>

Get moving.�� Listen�� <�Come on, everybody! Get moving.�>

Get off your ass.�� Listen�� <�Come on, get off your ass. Take a chance on it.�>

Look alive!�� Listen�� A �Act in a lively manner!��� <�Come on, boys! Look alive!� shouted the coach of our football team.>

It�s now or never.�� Listen�� <�You�ve got to do it! It�s now or never.�>

No pain, no gain.�� Listen�� <�Boys, I know it�s tough, but we�ve got to win this game. No pain, no gain.�>

That�ll be the day!�� Listen�� A �The day when we see your action will be outstanding!��� <�I�m going to start looking for a decent job.� � �That�ll be the day!�>

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11.3�� When you encourage a person who is preparing for an important event


This is the moment you�ve been waiting for.�� Listen�� < � �OK, I�ll give it my best shot.�>

This is the big moment.�� Listen�� < � �I�ll do my best. Wish me luck.�>

This is your big night.�� Listen�� <�This is your big night. It�s now or never.�>

This could be your lucky day.�� Listen�� <�This could be your lucky day. Make us proud of you.�>

This is it!�� Listen�� A �This is your important moment!��� <�Do your best tonight. This is it!�>

Break a leg.�� Listen�� A �Since it is traditionally viewed as bad luck to wish a performer good luck before a performance, I�m wishing you bad luck in a hope you will get good luck.��� <�I�m nervous about my presentation tonight.� � �Everything will be OK. Break a leg.�>

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11.4�� When you wish a person success


Good luck!�� Listen�� A �I wish you good luck!��� <�I�m glad you�re giving it a try. Good luck!�>

Good luck on your test.�� Listen�� A �I wish you good luck on this particular occasion.��� <�I�m having an English test tomorrow.� � �Good luck on your test.�>

Best of luck to you!�� Listen�� <�This competition is important for your professional sport career. Best of luck to you!�>

Lots of luck!�� Listen�� <�I�m trying hard to lose weight.� � �Lots of luck! You need it.�>

I�m sure you will make us proud of you.�� Listen�� <�It�s so important to receive good education these days. It may be tough, but I�m sure you will make us proud of you.�>

Make us proud of you�� Listen�� <�I expect your phone call after the tennis match. Make us proud of you.�>

Do your best.�� Listen�� <�Your opponent is very strong. Do your best.�>

Do the best you can.�� Listen�� <�Take a chance on your opponent. Do the best you can.�>

Work hard.�� Listen�� <�Work hard. You�ll succeed in the end.�>

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11.5�� When a person is too timid


Show some courage.�� Listen�� <�Ask the girl out. Show some courage.�>

Show some spirit.�� Listen�� <�Boys, we are losing the game. Show some spirit.>

Show a little resolve.�� Listen�� <�Be brave enough to defend your position. Show a little resolve.�>

Show some spine.�� Listen�� <�Man, attack your opponent. Show some spine.�>

Don�t be spineless.�� Listen�� <�Don�t be arrogant with people. But don�t be spineless.�>

Don�t lose your nerve.�� Listen�� A �Don�t be afraid.��� <�You�ve got to finish the work you started. Don�t lose your nerve.�>

Are you afraid of you own shadow?�� Listen�� A �Are you scared?��� <�Don�t have a panic attack. Are you afraid of your own shadow?�>

Have you got cold feet?�� Listen�� A �Are you afraid?��� <�What happened? Today is your wedding day. Have you got cold feet?�>

Come on, loosen up.�� Listen�� A �Don�t be so stressed out. Relax.��� < �C�mon, loosen up. It�s your wedding, not your execution.�>

You really chickened out!�� Listen�� A �You got out because of fear.��� <�Your opponent was strong. Apparently, you were afraid of him. You really chickened out!�>

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