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.

Instructions

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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Average: 5 (1 vote)

Submitted by Fatii on Fri, 05/02/2021 - 15:42

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No unfortunately, I didn't receive any good news recently, but I think the good news will be coming soon. So I'm a positive

Submitted by German on Fri, 29/01/2021 - 02:09

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I have received the new that I´m going to receive my Master degree in a few months.

Submitted by YewandeAdeosun on Fri, 25/12/2020 - 19:01

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Yes I have. I was overwhelmed when I heard my friend is going to be a mother. it’s a wonderful news she going into motherhood

Submitted by Pola on Thu, 17/12/2020 - 17:40

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Recently, I haven't got any good news, it might be later.

Submitted by NOURHAN93 on Sun, 13/12/2020 - 01:25

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i have questione , it is polite way to responde (what a shame )?

Hello NOURHAN93,

If you want to say 'that's very sad' or 'I'm very sorry to hear that', then 'what a shame!' is a perfectly polite way to respond.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by fariba on Mon, 07/12/2020 - 09:25

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i have seen a susses.

Submitted by Marina Hornus on Sun, 29/11/2020 - 20:55

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Yes, I have received really good news last week. I am a teacher in a high school in Argentina, and I wrote a proposal to get a budget to buy equipment for my school's lab and I got that. The money to the budget comes from taxes. It was really hard work because we compete with our whole country and you can receive the budget according to the merit of the proposal. So now I have a lot more work (as a volunteer). I need to buy the equipment and set up the laboratory so the next school calendar my students are going to use the lab.

Submitted by zyinabkhalid on Mon, 23/11/2020 - 10:32

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yes, my uncle got a new bayby. i am relly exaited to see her. he is very happy and thinkfull

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sat, 07/11/2020 - 09:53

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Yes, I going to start business in the thermal building.