Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! You know what just happened today. When I was driving to my work place. I almost had a near miss and then the moment I stepped out of my car it started raining. But as luck would have it, I had my umbrella, I was lucky. Have you ever been lucky like that? Or has any of your friend or family ever been lucky like that?
Of course you've been, but does it happen that you run out of expressions to talk about being lucky and you just end up saying. I was lucky, which sounds very boring? If that has happened with you then please stay tuned with me. I'm jacob and today we are learning different expressions to express being lucky.
Starting with the first one, It's a good thing that. God forbid if somebody has an accident and you go to see them in the hospital and you find out that the victims, the people who underwent the accident they're absolutely fine, however their car was damaged. So another disaster has been prevented although the car was damaged, but there was one more disaster that they could have got hurt that was prevented. So in such a situation you could always say, it’s a good thing that they were not hurt. So the first disaster is that there was an accident.
The second disaster could be that they could have got hurt, but they did not, so we would say, It's a good thing that the positive statement plus the positive statement. It’s just as well. As I told you this morning, it was raining the moment when I stepped out of my car, but It’s just as well that I had my umbrella. That's how you can use this phrase. This is also always followed by a positive statement, but its proceeded means before it comes a negative circumstance. And what is a unwanted circumstance in this situation? That it rained, but the positive part is that I had my umbrella, that I had my umbrella. So these two statements are always used when an unwanted circumstance has been prevented or something wrong did not happen, unwanted damage prevented for these two.
Moving on to the next two. Fortunately or luckily that they were not hurt. So we can continue this, we can also use this as an expression or it’s a good thing that they would not hurt. Fortunately or luckily that they were not hurt. This is also used; It is always followed by a positive circumstance followed by a positive circumstance. You must also remember that you will use this expression, when you're retelling the story to somebody. So my friend had an accident, I visited them in the hospital their car was damaged, but fortunately or luckily they did not get hurt. We are done with this.
Moving on to the forth one, As luck would have it. So let's imagine that one fine day you're driving down the city and another of your friend is also driving down the city, but you don't know and while you’re driving you run out of gas. However your friend is there and he's there to offer you a lift, so in that situation you could say as luck would have it, Mike was present to offer me a lift. This is also followed by a positive situation and you will always use it in retelling the story circumstance, retelling the story. If somebody hears you, how would they reply? If somebody hears the story that you're telling them, they would say that was a stroke of luck or if somebody's saying a story to you sharing a story with you. How would you reply? You would say that was a stroke of luck or just imagine, if one of your friend walks in an office for an interview and he just gets the job. How would you reply? Will you be jealous?
Don't be; don't be envious with your friend. You could just say that it is a stroke of luck or it was an incredible stroke of luck. The same applies for, it’s lucky. This can also be used in the same situation saying that it’s lucky that you got the job the moment you walked into the office. It’s lucky that the interviewer was so pleased and so happy with you.