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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)

Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

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