Sympathetic and Nice

Sympathtic: Simple English Videos ESL Lesson

We had a big phone bill last month. Oh really? Why? I sat on my phone and it called China. That stinks. How much was it? Six hundred dollars. What? That’s awful. What a bummer! Sympathetic and nice. What’s the difference? Ashley’s got a bad cold. Oh you poor thing. Do you want a hot drink? Oh, I think I’ve got some aspirin in my bag. Someone who’s sympathetic understands other people’s feelings, especially their problems. Oh Jay. Look at you! I spent too long in the sun. You poor thing! Let’s go and find some cream to put on it. Hi. Hey. I just got a parking ticket. Oh, that’s terrible. Oh my! Thirty six dollars. I’m so sorry. So what can we say when we’re sympathetic? That stinks. Oh that’s terrible. What? That’s awful. What a bummer! On my! You poor thing! I’m so sorry. So people who are sympathetic are kind to people who have problems and they show they care about them. Poor Maria. You really have had a wretched time of it. You are very understanding. If only there was something I could do. Just now if you could bring me an aspirin. I have a headache. Don’t move. Just you wait there. I’ll be back in a moment. But sympathetic doesn’t mean friendly and pleasant in English. Someone like that is nice. I met the new logistics manager. She was very friendly and pleasant. Yeah, she’s very nice, isn’t she? Nice. We use this word a lot. Especially in British English. That was a fantastic movie. It was awesome. Yeah, it was nice. Just nice? Yeah, I really liked it. I’ve got so much to do. Yeah. I’m worried. How am I gonna get it all done. Uhuh. Oh Jay. What? Well you’re not very sympathetic. Hey. Have I told you that I love you very much? Oh. He’s not very sympathetic, but he’s very nice. Can I tell them to hit the subscribe button now? Yeah, go on. Subscribe! Subscribe!

5 thoughts on “Sympathetic and Nice

  • July 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm
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    thanks for that fantastic lesson and your help in this difficult job like learn english!!,

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  • April 1, 2016 at 12:17 am
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    Great videos. I really like and enjoy all of them!!!

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    • April 2, 2016 at 11:55 am
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      Delighted you like them Andrea! Thanks for writing.

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