Soooo, I thought we would touch up on a subject that tends to have a lot of you scratching your head and wondering how to simplify your emailing in English.
I recently came across this video on a teacher explaining a simple way of using common expressions in your emails. She has divided the topics into comprehensive sections for you to look at and take note on.
I always tell my students, you do not need to make email complicating. I suggest you stick to the expressions you like best and use them on repeat. You can also copy expressions other emails include if they make you feel comfortable and they are easy for you to remember. And keep those emails short, concise and efficient. In other words, Keep it Simple!
All you need is a greeting, an introduction and/or reason for writing, any other information and a sign off. Once you have emailing down you can start getting a little more creative.
For example, I always use the lines:
I hope this email/message finds you well
I am writing regarding…or please find attached…
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any doubts
I look forward to hearing from you/seeing you soon/ working with you
Now it is your turn. What are some of your favorite lines to use when writing an email? How do you change your voice when trying to be formal or neutral?
Tomorrow is the last day to RSVP for Cleaning up your act | Living a more sustainable, healthier life led by Anna Bezubka on Thursday, March 28 from 19.00-20.30h.
Join us for some fascinating conversation, new vocabulary and the know-how on being kinder to our Earth. The round table is open to all levels and we will provide you with snacks and drinks. Newsletter information linked
We hope to see you there!
NEXT UP: Cleaning up your act | Living a more sustainable life) with Anna Bezubka Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 19.00-20.30h
Eating Your Way Through Words | Food Vocabulary with Caroline Bagnara
*DATE CHANGE: Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 19.15-20.45h
“Learning never exhausts the mind” – Leonardo da Vinci
*Due to some unforeseen events, we have rescheduled the next round table with Caroline Bagnara to April 25 and May 16. Please take note and keep in mind you have time to sign up to some of our fun round tables but don’t wait too long…time is ticking and we would love to see you and you friends there!
Next up is Anna who will be teaching us how to live a healthier more sustainable life, just in time for Earth Day! Here’s Anna:
“Zero-waste. Eco-friendly. Sustainable.
Do these key words keep coming up in your Google searches and during your conversations with friends? Don’t want your grandchildren to move to Mars? Save our planet while you still can! A brain-storming and ideas-sharing session on how to live a greener, more eco-friendly and more sustainable life. Exchange your ideas and get inspired by actions of others.”
Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 20th
And don’t forget our future events:
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10am-12.00h: “Meandering through art” led by Rosemary Grieve (Visiting a museum and practicing your English skills in description)
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 19.15h-20.45h: PART I: “Eating your way through words” led by Caroline Bagnara (Learning Essential Food Vocabulary)
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 19.00-20.30h: “Setting yourself up for success” led by Heidi Schmidt (the importance of setting goals and challenges)
Thursday, May 16, 2019, 19.00h-20.30h: PART II: “Eating your way through words” led by Caroline Bagnara (visiting Santa Catarina Market and practicing your vocabulary skills)
Start reserving your favorite activities, invite a friend and we will keep you informed! Each course has a cost of 30€ per person and will include snacks and beverages