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Interaction Writing an email Answer the questions below and find out more about your email personality. Then ask your partner what he or she does. Workbook p. 58, ex. 9 18 H Writing perfect emails in six steps The biggest advantage of a good email is that it can be quick and direct. When we send an email, we normally expect a speedy response. For that, emails should be clearly written and well structured. 19 1 How often do you check your emails? a every day b several times a week c three or more times a day d never 2 What is the most important thing about an email? a length b language c spelling d content 3 Which emails do you open first? a The ones from my best friend. b The ones with jokes attached. c The ones from my family. d The ones that look like SPAM. 4 What do you use email for the most? a staying connected b wasting time (when I’m bored) c for school d I never use email. 5 What’s the best way to get somebody’s attention with an email? a Make it funny. b Make it personal. c Write a great subject line. d Click on “urgent”. 6 What do you like least about emails? a When people send large files. b When people send SPAM. c When people write too much. d When people use emojis. What’s your email personality? Step 1: Subject The subject of your email should give information about the content of your message. Step 2: Greetings The greeting you choose for your email depends on whether your message is formal or informal. Formal Dear Sir,/Madam, … Dear Mr/Mrs … To whom it may concern, … Informal Hi John, … Hey John, … John, … Step 3: Introduction The first sentence of your email should explain why you are writing. I am writing to you because … . The reason I am writing to you is … . Step 4: Message The content of your message should be short and to the point. Nobody likes to read very long mails. Step 5: Conclusion In your last sentence, call for an action or use a friendly request. I look forward to hearing from you. I look forward to meeting you. Step 6: Finishing your email Finish your email by saying goodbye. The greeting you choose to end your email depends on whether your message is formal or informal. Formal Sincerely, … Regards, … Kind regards, … Yours, … Informal See you soon, … Thanks, … Bye, … Love, … 128 Unit 11 · A world language Ó worksheet x67x62 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv