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Email expressions

Type: General lesson plan

Lessons to equip students with some basic vocabulary they may need for writing emails.

Level: Intermediate - advanced

Time: 1 hour

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  • Hi there,

    Thanks for your feedback. In this lesson, the language you mention is intended to draw students' attention to emails/messages that are inappropriate at work or might constitute an example of unwanted junk mail.

    Hope that helps.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • I do not think it is appropriate to have "Pollybumstick" and "you're hot" in a business English lesson. The material comes across as quite juvanile.

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  • Hi Natalie,

    Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear that you find the amount of resources disappointing. We do not currently have any plans to add more resources to this specific page but you can find some more useful Business related lessons on working language and phrases here:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/business/working-language/

    Hope that helps.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

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  • I agree; this is a disappointing selection of resources for a much requested topic in Business teaching

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  • Thanks Fred, that’s a good abbreviation thanks!

    I can think of some expressions rather than collocations for emails like please find attached or I’ll get back to you ASAP. Then of course there are all of the ways you can sign off like Kind regards, Best wishes, All the best…

    You might find this article interesting:

    http://www.onestopenglish.com/business/working-language/loud-and-clear/155386.article

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  • One more abbreviation is PFA - please find attached
    Btw, can you post some collocations that are frequently used in emails? Thanks

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  • Hi Al,
    Thanks for your comment, that's a great suggestion. Abbreviations that I tend to use include:
    FYI - for your information - 'Here are the travel details, FYI.'
    ASAP - as soon as possible - 'I'm running late but I'll be there ASAP.'
    EOP - end of play - 'Please have that report finished by EOP today.'
    Can anyone suggest any more?

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  • Can you post Abbreviations for e-mails? i.e. BFN (Bye for now) etc.

    Thanks

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  • yes this section really needs expanding- considering that it is one of the most important parts of Business teaching

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  • This is helpful for ideas but I don't think I could just print it out and use it, not with names like "Poe" and "Bumstick" on the e-mails.

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