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How To
 

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- Responding to someone's good news

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- Responding to someone's bad news

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- Responding to compliments

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- Give bad news

A wedding

Responding to someone's good news

 

What's the best way to respond to someone's good news? Most people know how to say 'congratulations' - but what other words, phrases and strategies are useful?

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the activity at the bottom of this page.

Click below to listen again to the conversation between William and Matt, which was featured in this programme.


Informal congratulations
Congratulations!

That's
What

fantastic
brilliant
great
wonderful
splendid

news!

That's fantastic! (etc)
How splendid! (etc) old-fashioned

Fantastic! (etc.)

More formal congratulations (useful for cards and letters)
Congratulations

on getting married
on your good news

I'm really pleased
happy
delighted
for you!
to hear about...

Exclamations of surprise
Wow!
Really?
Did you?! Are you?!

Follow-up questions
Are you excited?
So when did you... ?
And are you going to...?



WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?

Activity
Choose the one correct answer in the quiz below. Click 'next' to go to the next question.

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