Welcome to the Writing Emails Course!

A woman sits at a laptop computer writing emails

Vocabulary

Break down (phrasal verb)To divide into parts to be analysed.
Tone (noun)The general attitude of a piece of writing.
Register (noun)A variety of a language or a level of usage as determined by degree of formality and choice of vocabulary, pronunciation, and syntax.
Abbreviation (noun)A shortened form of a word or phrase.
Primarily (adverb)For the most part; mainly.
Immensely (adverb)To a great extent; extremely.
Concise (adj)Giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.

Introduction

I’m going to be honest with you – I quite enjoy writing emails. This is probably down to the fact that I’m a writer and any form of writing gives me pleasure.

But I understand that this activity can cause stress for others. That is why I have written the Writing Emails course which breaks everything down.

How do you write an email? What structure is the most affective? What tone or register should you use? What do certain abbreviations mean? What are the big mistakes when writing emails that you need to avoid?

All of these questions, and more, are answered in the course.

The Writing Emails Course

Tone and register are so important. You would write differently to your boss or a client than you would to a friend, agreed? You don’t want to come across as rude to your boss or too professional with your friends. The Writing Emails course primarily talks about this subject whilst giving you tips on vocabulary, discussing useful phrases, the use of prepositions, phrasal verbs, adverbs of time, and, above all, the structure of your email.

Structure is another immensely important part of constructing an email. It helps your reader understand what you’re saying so they may do what you’ve asked of them or give you what you’ve asked for. One of the best ways to do this is by being clear and concise with your language.

Below are a few examples of questions that you will find in the course. Take your time and see what you already know. The answers are below. When you’re ready, head over to the course to experience many more exercises.

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Examples

Fill in the gaps below with the appropriate word/phrase.

1. ‘Thank you for sending the invoice. I would _____ like you to send me the following documents…’

for example

also

on the contrary

2. ‘Both of our freelancers have handed in their assignments, ______ we’re ready to print this issue ahead of schedule.’ 

as a result

however

for instance

3. ‘I would _____ like to say how excited I am by this opportunity.’ 

firstly

usually

alternatively

4. ‘_____ we try to be on time to every meeting.’ 

Secondly

Despite

In general / Generally

5. ‘My email to you is _____ Invoice #9975.’ 

secondly

though

regarding

Answers

1. ‘Thank you for sending the invoice. I would also like you to send me the following documents…’

2. ‘Both of our freelancers have handed in their assignments, as a result we’re ready to print this issue ahead of schedule.’

3. ‘I would firstly like to say how excited I am by this opportunity.’

4. In general / Generally we try to be on time to every meeting.’

5. ‘My email to you is regarding Invoice #9975.’

So, if you are still wondering if online English lessons are right for you, why not book a free trial lesson today and talk about your English goals with an experienced and friendly English teacher. It’s never too late to reach your English goals!

This blog was written by Intrepid English teacher, Tom

You can find out more about Tom by visiting his Intrepid English Teacher Profile Page.

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