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How To
 

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- Responding to good news

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- Responding to bad news

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- Giving good news

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- Giving bad news

A man receiving bad news


How to give bad news

In this programme you can find out how to give someone some bad news.

After you have listened to the programme, get some more practice with the quiz below.


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Introducing bad news Example of bad news
I'm afraid... you didn't get the grades
we've got to cancel your holiday
we're not going to be able to offer you the job
your dog's died
I'm afraid I've got some bad news for you: you didn't get the grades
we've got to cancel your holiday
we're not going to be able to offer you the job
your dog's died
Unfortunately, I'm afraid ... you didn't get the grades
we've got to cancel your holiday
we're not going to be able to offer you the job
your dog's died
I've got some bad news for you, I'm afraid: you didn't get the grades
we've got to cancel your holiday
we're not going to be able to offer you the job
your dog's died
Say something positive too
You did really well in your interview, but...
It's not all bad news though because you can apply to another university.


WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Vocabulary activity
Look at the sentences below, which come from the programme. Some of the words are missing. Use the drop down menu to choose the correct word to complete each sentence. To find out if you are right or wrong click the 'Check answers' button.


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