🎁 An English Lesson about Gifts and A Short Trip to a Jewelry Store 🎁

🎁 An English Lesson about Gifts and A Short Trip to a Jewelry Store 🎁

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Hi, Bob the Canadian here. Welcome to this English
lesson about gifts. Gifts are one of the nicer things that people do for each
other on this planet Earth. And I really love gifts, and I love it when people give gifts. And I love giving gifts myself. And I thought I should do
a little English lesson for you about gifts. I was out this morning
actually buying a gift for my daughter for Christmas. By the way, if you want to
see that watch the video right until the end because
I did take my camera with. And I did make a video while I was buying a gift for my daughter where I have a conversation
with a native English speaker as I buy that gift. It’s just a short little segment, but I think you will enjoy it. But anyways, back to the topic. I wanted to talk about gifts and do a little English lesson on it. Let me, first of all,
list all of the times or celebrations, occasions, or holidays where we buy gifts in Canada. I’m sure these are very
similar around the world. In fact, most of them will be the same, but maybe you don’t know all
the English words for them. So, number one, we definitely buy gifts when someone has a birthday. We buy gifts when people get married. So, when we go to a wedding
we will definitely buy a gift. We will also buy a gift for someone when they have an anniversary. That’s a pretty common time to buy a gift. We will buy a gift when someone graduates. So, when there is a
graduation we will buy a gift. We will buy a gift when
there is a birth of course. So, if we know someone, a
couple, who has had a new baby we will definitely buy
them a gift then as well. There’s a few holidays when we buy gifts. We buy gifts of course for Christmas. So, we give gifts at Christmas. We give gifts on Valentine’s Day, which is a very, very nice
romantic holiday in February. And we usually give gifts on Mother’s Day and on Father’s Day. And I think one other time
when we would give a gift is what’s called a housewarming gift. So, if someone buys a
new house or apartment and they have a party to show
everyone their new place, we will sometimes bring
them a housewarming gift. So, those I think are
most of the times in life when we would buy someone a gift. But how do you know what to get someone? Well, there’s a couple ways to figure out what gift to get someone. One way is to just be
a really good listener. So, I’m going to challenge you as English learners to pay attention. When you pay attention to someone it means you listen to what they’re saying so you can figure out the
things that they like. So, sometimes for a week or so
before someone has a birthday you may need to pay attention
to what they are saying so that you can figure out. When you figure out
something it means that you determine or discover something. So, you need to figure out what they want. Once you’ve figured out what gift to get you need to go obviously and buy the gift. A lotta times these days
people buy gifts online, but you may go to a store and buy a gift. Another option instead of buying a gift is you could make a gift. In my family we try to make a gift for each other at Christmas
instead of buying something. This could be somewhat
hard if you’re like me, and you’re not very good at making things. But besides buying a
gift or making a gift, you can also do something
called regifting. When you regift it means you take a gift that someone else gave
you for a past birthday or from a past Christmas, and if it’s something that you didn’t use you just wrap it up and you
give it to a new person. Once you have the gift
you usually wrap the gift, and you wrap the gift
using wrapping paper. If you want an easier method, what I like to do is to
put the gift in a gift bag and you just put some tissue on top that’s a different color. So, those are the two options. You can wrap the gift, or
you can put it in a gift bag. When you give a gift you will most likely
also want to give a card. So, if you are giving a birthday gift, you probably want to give a birthday card. If you are giving a Valentine’s Day gift, you probably want to give a
Valentine’s Day card as well. Same with Father’s and Mother’s day, you will probably want to give a card for that occasion as well. And then there’s only
two things left to do. You need to give the gift to someone, and then you get to watch them open it. Often times when our
kids are opening gifts, especially for their birthdays, we also take pictures of the occasion. So, that was a little lesson
about giving gifts in English. Before you go though just stick around, and here’s a little
clip of me buying a gift for my daughter at a store. So, let’s head into the jewelry store, and let’s see if I can find
some earrings for my daughter. Could you show me where
the earrings are (laughs)? – [Employee] Of course. They’re all these different styles here. – Okay, thank you very much. I’ll just have a look,
– No problem. – and see what I need. – [Employee] All right, perfect. – Thank you. – [Employee] No problem. – So, we have quite a
selection here of earrings. I don’t know if you can see all of them. I need to buy something that’s cute because it is for my younger daughter. So, I think I’m going to
look at these earrings here. This is a good one. I think I will buy this one. Let’s head over to the checkout. – All good to go? – I will take these. – Perfect. Thank you.
– Thank you. (cash register beeping) – Would you like a little
bag for that as well? – Yes, please. – Perfect. All right, so your total’s
going to come to $18.65 please. Perfect. Thank you. (cash register beeping) All right, and $1.35 will be your change. – Thank you very much. – No problem. There you go. And voila. – Awesome, thanks a lot. – No problem, have a great day. – See ya. Well, hey, that was just
a little English lesson about gifts and gift giving. I’m Bob the Canadian. Thank you so much for watching. If you’re new here don’t forget to click that red Subscribe button below, and give me a thumbs up if
this video helped you learn just a little bit more English. (mellow instrumental music)

34 comments

  1. I am from Ukraine. Bob to your Famaly ,Merry Christmas!💝☃️🌞🎄 I'm very interested in your videos! Thank you so much! Спасибо большое !

  2. Hi Bob!!!
    I wish you, Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 and Happy New Year. Thanks so much for many informative lessons this year. I really appreciate you. 😊
    Bye 👋

  3. I not practic this celebratión but is nice the gifts in any time. so, for you I hope had Merry Christmas. 🎵🎶🤗🤗🤗

  4. I wish you can teach us how to sing some easy Chrismas songs like Jingle Bells from the lyrics words😋so that I can sing it all my way to work.
    Merry Chrismas Bob!

  5. Thanks for the video. I get information about gifts from the video. Happy new year to you. May the New year bring joy, Peace, health and happiness to you and your entire family.

  6. Hi Bob,Thank you the english lesson is very aweson for me.could you teach the price with seller in counter conversation of situation. Thank you

  7. Hi Bob

    Thank you very much for your interesting videos. I like them very much and I am learning a lot from you. There was one thing I did not like in this video. Why did you need a platic bag to pack this gift? There was no need.
    We have to avoid plastic whenever we can. There is too much rubbish everywhere . I wish you and your family all the best.

  8. I should have watched this video two days ago. I forgot to prepare a present for my daughters. instead of Christmas present, I will have to buy somethings to celebrate New year.

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