Thanking People- Game


Level: Intermediate
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: Vocabulary
Type: Lesson Plans
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Published: 24th Oct 2011

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Who am I thanking Relationships guessing game

Choose one of the people below and thank them for things they have done (preferably 
real, but imaginary is also okay) until your partner guesses who you are speaking to. You 
can also thank them for things long in the past. 

Your spouse or partner

A sibling

A distant relative/

A friend of the family

A television celebrity/ A television presenter

A pop singer

A journalist or other writer

A shop keeper/ shop owner

A shop assistant

Hotel staff

Airline or airport staff

A sportsperson

A mate

A housemate/ flatmate/ roommate

A workmate (= colleague)

Your line manager

An acquaintance

A classmate

A (next door) neighbour

A passerby

A tutor/ homeroom teacher private tutor/ one to one teacher

A pen pal

An online contact

An old school friend

An ex-classmate

Someone who commented on your Facebook page or blog

The local postman

A local binman

A GP/ doctor/ surgeon

A scientist

An estate agent (= real estate agent)

A barber/ hairdresser/ stylist

National politician/ PM/ MP/ senator/ congressman

A public official

The mayor/ A local politician

A volunteer

A busker/ street performer

A street trader

A fire-fighter (=fireman)

A police officer (= policeman)

A professor/ lecturer

A nanny/ babysitter/ au pair

A travel agent

Written by Alex Case for © 2011

Useful language
I am very grateful/ Thank you (so much)/ Thanks (a lot)/ Cheers/ Ta for… (I owe you one.)
I (really) appreciate…
How can I ever repay you for…?
I’ll… for you/ I’d like to make it up to you by…
You’re a (total) hero/ a (absolute) star/ a (real) lifesaver.
I couldn’t have coped without you./ You saved my life!
I’d like to express my gratitude/ thank you for…
Please accept my thanks for…
It was just what I needed. 
I really can’t thank you enough for…
Thanks in advance for…
Thanks for taking the time to…

Continue with your own ideas for people you can thank

What are the differences between these jobs?

Employee/ Staff
Professor/ Lecturer
Busker/ Street performer
Spouse/ Partner
Babysitter/ Au pair/ Nanny
GP/ Doctor
Old school friend/ Ex-classmate
Friend/ Acquaintance
Shop assistant/ Shopkeeper
Television celebrity/ Television presenter
Housemate/ Roommate/ Flatmate
Boss/ Line manager
Friend/ Close friend

Written by Alex Case for © 2011

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