An email to congratulate a colleague

An email to congratulate a colleague

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.

Preparation

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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Average: 4.5 (8 votes)

Submitted by Ehsan on Sun, 11/04/2021 - 08:29

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yes, I congratulate my colleague at university, office, or gym. I do that for their success in the relevant field.

Submitted by victor.07 on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 22:45

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Yes, I congratulate my colleagues, but I don't do it often.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 22:35

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Yes, I congratulate them when they give a new and interesting idea.

Submitted by Dibesciak on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 22:02

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I am congratulate my colleagues when they win competition or get promoted at the job.

Submitted by Bandar 777 on Thu, 01/04/2021 - 15:05

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never congratulated person pay emil just Watsapp

Submitted by Giuliana on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 23:17

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Yes, obviously. Always I congratulate to my colleagues because i like to see how they improve in their task or skills

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Wed, 31/03/2021 - 20:43

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I always congratulate my co-workers, especially when I was a boss. I believe that compliments improve the work enviroment and make everyone on the team happier :)

Submitted by Moinqureshi on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 08:21

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Hello, British Council I just writing to say , I love United Kingdom and Their University as well as Study . Your free Resources are so amazing . Thanks a lot with love ❤️ .

Hi Moinqureshi,

We're happy to hear that. Thanks for your kind comment :)

Jonathan

The LearnEnglish Team