Info

Simon and I have been talking about your holiday plans for next August. It looks like we won't be able to join you. I'm really sorry.

Beg/End

Neut/Inf

Look back at the examples in section C. Find:

a) two written to someone unknown or little known. ..„{?... / „

b) four written to colleagues, perhaps sent to several people. ...,,... / /., /

c) five written to a friend /..,..- /■ /-..-• /•

d) one written to a very close family member.

Giving news

Decide whether the following would be used in a formal or informal email.

1 Further to our phone call, I now have the information you requested. formal / informal

2 Thanks for your email - it was great to hear from you again. formal / informal

3 I'm sorry I haven't written for ages, but I've been really busy. formal / informal

4 With reference to your last email, I am writing to let you know ... formal / informal

Rewrite the sentences below with the correct word order, beginning as shown.

1 I'm writing our appointment 6 June on Tuesday to confirm.

2 Unfortunately, I will make the meeting not be able to on 6 June Tuesday.

Unfortunately,

3 You has been accepted your application will be pleased to hear that.

You

4 We inform you regret to that your application has been not successful.

5 Bad afraid news I'm about next weekend our trip.

Bad

6 You'll guess never happened what's!

You'll

7 Here's the project on an update.

Here's

Look back at the sentences in section B. Find:

a) two written by a friend to another friend. /

b) two written by a business person to a colleague, about a meeting. /

c) two written by a Human Resources manager to a candidate for a job. /

d) one written by a business person to a colleague, introducing general information.

Complete the emails by writing one word in each gap. Several answers may be possible.

<1l F.tiflhg.t to our phone call earlier today, I'm writing to <2> that I will be able to

<3) the meeting next Monday as discussed. Looking <4> to seeing you then.

With f5> to your last email, I am writing to ® you know what's happening with the project, w things are running a bit late. You can get the whole picture from my report, which I've(8) as a Word doc.

Match the verb forms in italics (a-f) with their uses (1-6) below.

a) Hi Anna. I'm in Switzerland! I'm working as an au-pair over the summer.

b) I've got a new job! The hours aren't too bad - I start at 9 and finish around 5.

c) I've got a new job! I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to write.

d) You won't believe it! I was shopping in the city centre the other day and I saw Helga!

e) You won't believe it! I was shopping in the city centre the other day and I saw Helga!

f) Do you fancy going out on Friday? I've been writing a report all week and I need a break.

1 a habit or routine

2 a temporary action in progress at the moment

3 an action in progress in the past (gives the background)

4 a completed action (we know when it happened)

5 giving recent news (the writer's attention is on the present result of the events)

6 an action in progress from the past up to the present

Read the email. Then choose the best word to fill each gap from A, B, C or D below.

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