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.


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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Submitted by m.amoozesh on Tue, 25/10/2022 - 23:11


no unfortunately I have not hear any good news recently

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Mon, 26/09/2022 - 08:00


I am waiting for my cases, but unfortunately still did not hear any good news, but hope to hear the great news. moreover, I had interviewed three days before it went very well, and waiting for the result where also I hope to be got the job. please pray for me to hear the great news.

I am not waiting for respond any company because I do not looking for job yet. But I am on way to change my life. I want to change my job and become web designer. I am so exсited. Now it is time just you know...looking for various courses , reading a lot of information etc. but i think i can do it :D

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Fri, 12/08/2022 - 16:28


No, I haven't good news recently, but I'm hoping to get good news near future, I am trying to get a new job, I applied many vacant positions so I hope to get good news from there.

Submitted by marwan297 on Wed, 03/08/2022 - 20:19


I haven't got any good news recently, I'm not waiting for any good new actually as there isn't any thing going to change soon but I hope everything stays as it is.

Submitted by Yamen.G on Fri, 27/05/2022 - 14:48


I am waiting good news for new job, this lesson is very useful and on time.

Submitted by Miguelitorico1996 on Mon, 17/01/2022 - 20:45


I haven't received any good new yet, but I'm waiting the answer from the Australian embassy about my visa request, I hope I can go to that country so that I can improve my english skills.

Submitted by hichem202008 on Sun, 12/12/2021 - 13:48


Yes i got a good news recentry , i finaly got an exepmtion from the army . Im really happy

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Wed, 01/12/2021 - 17:26


Yes I have a good news recently I have passed a entrance exam in prestigious university. I'm so glad for this 😌

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 25/10/2021 - 11:31


i really don't remember that i have recently had good new.