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Thanking Expression

Social Function: to thank for something to someone/ people to keep interpersonal


relationship between students and teachers or friends.
Generic Structure:
Initial some expression about thanking and the response.
The formal and informal context of the expression.

Dialogue example:

Mr. Agung : Fania, thank you for the gift. I like it very much.
Fania : Good on you Fania. I am happy you like it.

Mawar : Mita, thank you for informing me the news.


Dito : You’re welcome.

Language Features:
Punctuation and capitalization.
Expressions
Examples:
Expressions Responses
 Thanks! / Thanks a lot.  Not at all. (formal, UK)
 Thank you very much. / Thanks very  You’re welcome!
much. / Thank you so much.  (It’s) my pleasure!
 Thanks for coming along.  Don’t mention it!
 Thanks for spending time on this.  It was the least I could do.
 I can’t thank you enough.  That’s OK.
 If there’s anything that 1 can do for you,  No problem.
just let me know.  No sweat. (informal)
 You’re a star!  Any time! (informal)
 I don’t know what I would have done  It was nothing. (informal)
without you.  That’s alright. (informal)
 You’re just so kind!
 It was very kind of you.
 I really appreciate your help.
 I really appreciate what you did for us.
 I owe you big time. (informal)
 Thanks a million. (informal)

1. Enrichment Materials
Some dialogue about thanking expression.
Dialogue 1
Read the dialogue below!
Riana : I am very hungry. I don’t bring any food.
Winni : You can eat my bread, I bring a lot of food.
Riana : Thank you very much.
Winni : You’re welcome.

Dialogue 2
Dani : You look so pale. Are you sick?
Nana : Yes, I have toothache.
Dani : Can I help you to see a doctor?
Desi : Thanks a lot. You are very kind.
Dani : That’s OK.

2. Remedial Materials
Some dialogue about Thanking expression.
Marta : Do you want to find the meaning of the difficult words on the text?
Haris : Yes, I do but I forget to bring my dictionary.
Marta : You can use mine.
Haris: Thank you so much.
Denis: No problem.