Responding to news

In this video, Noelia gets good news and bad news. Listen to the language Yuna uses to respond to Noelia's news and practise saying the useful phrases.

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and do the exercises to check your understanding and practise the language.

Transcript

Ana: Hi! I'm Ana. Welcome to What to Say

Do you know what to say when you respond to news? Listen out for useful language for responding to news. Then, we'll practise saying the new phrases – after this.

 

Noelia: Yes, yes, yes. Ah, I did it! 

Yuna: Good news, then? 

Noelia: Yes! I won the award!

Yuna: Oh wow! Congratulations! 

Noelia: Thank you! It's so exciting. I can't believe it!  

Yuna: I know! That's wonderful! Well done, Noelia. I'm really pleased for you. 

Noelia: WHAT? You cannot be serious!

Yuna: Oh dear. What's happened?  

Noelia: They sent me the wrong email. I didn't win. Someone else won.

Yuna: Oh no, that's awful!

Noelia: Yes. It. Is.

Yuna: I'm so sorry, Noelia. What a shame. Can I do anything to help?

Noelia: Please pass me that magazine. Thanks.

 

Ana: Hello again! Oh, poor Noelia! That's really disappointing. So, did you notice the useful phrases used for responding to news? Listen to me and then repeat. 

 

Oh wow! Congratulations!

I can't believe it.

That's wonderful!

Well done. I'm really pleased for you.

Oh dear. What's happened?

Oh no, that's awful.

I'm so sorry.

What a shame.

Can I do anything to help? 

 

Ana: Try and use some of these phrases the next time you respond to news in English. Bye for now!

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Woo..! Congratulations to your niece and the family in general. I am pleased for the success and I hope she'll keep doing the best in her future studies. Wish her lucky in her future studies..!

Submitted by Ei Thwe Soe on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 07:08

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I have a good news, that is I found my old friend from University. I am so happy and pleased for it.

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 17:21

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Yes, I have. I just get a new job that I am interested in. The job suits my qualifications and has a lot of challenges. It also has a good salary and a perfect policy. I spent more time looking for a job like this. I think I'm a lucky person.

Submitted by Asni on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 23:34

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Have you had any good news recently? Yes, I have. My brother has just graduated from university. He is a mechanical engineer now. I was so happy and pleased to hear the news.