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.

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


  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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Submitted by Clarissa on Fri, 22/05/2020 - 14:07

Hi Breno, I'm writing to congratulate you about the first chapter of your thesis. First, the subject is well treated: you thought in a rigorous way about the concepts you use for illuminating your arguments. You also articulate the ideas in a comprehensive and clear manner, which makes possible for the reader to follow the text without getting confused. I'm not saying It's an easy argument. Actually, I'm saying the opposite: it's a complex and rich reading of the work of Eça de Queirós, and your way of presenting it puts the reader to think with you. Could you read the first chapter of my thesis, when It's ready? It would really help me. Speak soon, Clarissa

Submitted by mouna99 on Sun, 17/05/2020 - 14:42

Yes I always congratulate my classmates for their hardworking to encourage them

Submitted by rl1985 on Mon, 11/05/2020 - 17:04

To: Darell From: Ruwi Taylor Subject: Fantastic presentation! Hi Darell, I’m Just writing to say congratulations on your IT manual presentation. The content was relevant and so easy to understand, I’m sure everyone enjoyed the presentation. When you have time, please could you show me how to use the application report method. See you later Ruwi

Submitted by TRAN TRIET on Thu, 16/04/2020 - 10:44

Yes, I have congratulations. To make them happy

Submitted by FRANCY JACQUEL… on Mon, 06/04/2020 - 23:34

I think that the people who work with us must always be exalted for their effort and work, thus generating comments and always maintaining a positive attitude.

Submitted by Mirwais Safi on Wed, 01/04/2020 - 07:28

Hi Hamayou. I am just writing to say congratulate on your graduation in high rank from university, it is not easy to getting high grad, i know you have done very well past year. i am glad it went well and wish you more success and hope it will not be the end. think everyone happy for. see you soon Safi

Submitted by ADAN ZUÑIGA on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 04:36

I am very clear about the difference between just, yet still and already, I would just like to know more tips about practicing the English language at home,

Hello Adan

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All the best


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Submitted by Eswar on Thu, 20/02/2020 - 02:01

hi sane, I'm just writing to congratulate you for getting promotion as Asst.Manager.It was not easy to get that position.i knew you have done very well past year.I Think everyone happy for you.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Mon, 17/02/2020 - 17:02

Of course I always congratulate my friends and my family members for many things like having their kids graduated or for having s new job or from recovering from illness and so on