Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Do you ever need to comfort others in English? Do you know how to make people feel better in English or to how to boost their ego?

On today’s Tear Up Your Textbook Tuesday, Lindsay and Michelle teach you a simple trick for boosting egos and helping others see the brighter sad of unhappy situations!


When someone you know tells you something sad, but not too serious, there’s a trick in English to help make them feel better.  By putting ‘though’ at the end of a sentence, and raising the intonation, you can emphasize something positive about the situation in order to make the speaker feel better



Do you want to learn more about how to use “though” at the end of your sentences?

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Some examples of this include:

  • “My apartment’s too small.”
  • “But it’s such a great neighborhood though!”


  • “I made tacos, but I’m not a good cook.”
  • “But they’re really fresh and crunchy though!”


Have you used ‘though’ to boost someone’s ego?

How and when?

Tell us about it in the comments section below!

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