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A49 (A) encouraged me to (B).
 (A [ 人 / 物 ]) は、私が( B )することを励まして [ 奨励して ] くれた。


(My parents) encouraged me to (study abroad in Canada).

  1. My wife encouraged me to open my own business. (Les, 生駒校 )
  2. My supervisor encouraged me to take the TOEIC, as it would help me with future promotions. (Shiori, 大津校 )
  3. My friend who returned to Japan from America encouraged me to study English. (Toshiko, 大津校 )

What are your hobbies?

What are your interests?

What do you
do on weekends?

Who encouraged you to do these things?


My mother encouraged me to …
My father encouraged me to …
My best friend encouraged me to …
My brother/sister encouraged me to ...
The economy encouraged me to …
My bathroom scale encouraged me to …
The weather encouraged me to …
Seeing poverty in Africa encouraged me to …
 (This book) encouraged me to ...

Real Example:

A: This is too hard. I can’t do it.
B: Why try?
A: My mother encouraged me to do this.
B: Don’t you want to?
A: Yes, but it’s difficult for me.
B: Can I help you with it?
A: Sure, that would be great.

Have you ever encouraged anyone to...?

  • travel abroad
  • eat something strange
  • sing at karaoke
  • wear a kimono
  • try a new sport
  • study English

Please ask 2 follow-up questions... 
Where? When? How? Who? What? Why?

This photo encourages me to ...


This scene encourages me to ...


This picture encourages me to ...


This picture encourages me to ...


This person encourages me to ...


Advanced Discussion

1. Talk about the person who has been your biggest supporter.

2. In what way has this person supported you?

3. What’s the best way to encourage someone?

4. Is there such a thing as too much encouragement?

5. Can encouragement be negative?