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Responding to good and bad news

A. Expressing good news:
-   I’ve won the first prise in the writing contest.
-   I’ve got some smashing news to tell you.
-   We’dlike to offer you a job.
-   We’vegot some good news for you. You’ve passed your exam.
-   I’m really pleased to tell you that you’ve been chosen to play football for yourcountry

B.   Expressing bad news:
-   I really don’t know how to say it, but I feel I ought to tell you that……
-   I’m really sorry to say that……………………..
-   I’m afraid you didn’t ……………………..
-   I‘m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. You didn’t …………………….

C.   Responding to good news:
  Informal expressions:
-   Wow!That sounds exciting. Congratulations. (inf)
-   Great news, you deserve it. (inf)
-   Congratulations/fantastic (inf)
-   That’s fantastic/ that’s great/ that’s wonderful/ that’s brilliant (inf)
  Formal expressions:
-   Congratulationson getting married
-   Congratulationson your good news (f)
-   I’m really pleased to hear about your………….
-   I’m really happy to hear about …………………………..
-   I’m really delighted to hear about…………………….

D.   Responding to bad news:
-   Oh dear!
-   Please accept our deepest sympathy for the death of your…………………..
-   My heart is saddened by the death of your…………………………
-   Oh my God! That’s awful/ terrible
-   I’m sorry to hear about your terrible news.
-   I’m sorry to hear about what happened.
-   Oh my God!
-   You must be feeling absolutely terrible