Easy, New Ways to Give Good News in English

Jul 6, 2016 | Business Professional English, English Conversation

Guess what?!? I’ve got something exciting to tell you: today’s Confident English lesson is going to be fun and easy! And here’s the best part, it’s focused on how to give good news in English and how to respond when someone tells you good news.

We all love to give good news to others and we often want to show that we are happy for our friends or family when they share good news.

And in this lesson, you’ll get all the expressions you need to do this in English plus a useful pronunciation tactic to use!

Enjoy! Practice with my questions at the end of the lesson. And then use what you’ve learned the next time you get to give good news in English.

How to give good news in English.

Lesson by Annemarie

Professional & Informal Ways to Give Good News in English

Generally, we don’t have any strict rules for giving good news because we are usually thrilled to get good news. But here are some useful expressions for you to use:


I’m/we’re really pleased to tell you that… I’m pleased to say you got the job.

I’d like to tell you that… I’d like to tell you we accepted your offer.

I’m/we’re (really) happy to inform you that… I’m happy to inform you that your application has been approved.

I’ve/we’ve got some good news for you… We’ve got good news for you. Your request to present at the conference was accepted.



Guess what… Guess what, I got the job!!

I have some amazing/incredible/fantastic/great news for you… I have some amazing news! I was accepted to the university. 

Can you believe it… Can you believe it? She passed the exam! 

I’m so excited to tell you that… I’m excited to tell you that we’re getting married!

How to Respond to Good News in English

Here are great ways to respond when someone you care about shares good news. Also, don’t forget to watch the video to learn a useful pronunciation tactic for showing your enthusiasm or excitement.


  • That’s great!
  • Well done!
  • I’m (so/really) glad to hear that!
  • Wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
  • I’m/we’re very happy for you.
  • Congratulations.
  • That’s very good news.



  • Wow! That’s awesome!
  • Fantastic/great/awesome!
  • That’s so great!
  • I’m thrilled for you!
  • I’m so happy for you!
  • Congratulations!
  • That IS good news.
  • I can’t believe it! That’s great!
  • Really? Are you serious!?!

Share some recent good news you’ve had in the comments section below. The is the perfect opportunity to expand your vocabulary with some of these common English expressions.

Have a great week!

~ Annemarie

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