Learn how to write an email to congratulate a colleague.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

To: Jon
From: Sue
Subject: Great presentation!

Hi Jon

I'm just writing to say well done on your presentation this morning. It was not an easy task and I'm glad it went well.

You were well prepared. The content was relevant and easy to follow. You also thought about the questions people would have. I think they were impressed! I'm sure everyone feels happier about the new system now.

If you have time, please could you listen to my presentation for next week?

See you later
Sue

Tips

  1. Write a clear subject line.
  2. It's OK to start with Hi for an informal or friendly email.
  3. Start with your reason for writing:
    I'm just writing to say …
  4. Give specific feedback about things that went well:
    The content was relevant and interesting …
    It was easy to follow …
    … you thought about the questions people would have.
  5. Say what effect their work has had:
    I think they were impressed!
    I'm sure everyone feels happier about the new system now.
  6. You can finish with See you later or Speak soon.

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Language level

Beginner: A1

Comments

Yes. Recently I had opportunity to congratulate my famale colleague for her engagement

Hello
I had never congratulated my colleagues Presentation. I said congratulated to one of my freind for his successful thesis defense. I said him" well done on your defense. you started your presentation relaxing without any stress. when questions commission members you thought and then replay professional answer". He worked hard and he prepared for his defense and evryone impresses his defense.

I congratulate my friends for various reasons, as a promotion or a work well done, or an exam passed with very high level, etc.

Yes, I for me it's easy congrat to my colleagues. As I do different stuff, such as teaching maths and physics, and play volleyball, I've several contact with people. They are amazing colleagues, and i learn form them every day. So, my congrats are in a personal way. That's all.

Recently, I congratulate my sister for her participation in a theatrical presentation. In my culture, we don't have the custom to write an email to congratulation a colleague, but we congratulation our colleagues in person.

Yes, I congratulate my collegues when they promote.

Yes, I congratulate my colleague for change his mind and start a new plan.

Yes,I congratulate my colleague for her marketing plan.It was very easy to do & everyone agreed her plan.

Yes, I congratulate my colleague for change position or start work with us.

Sure thing, I congratulate my colleague to your business change or new start position.

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