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An email request for help

Read an email asking for help from another department to practise and improve your reading skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.

Reading text



Language level

Intermediate: B1


First, the reason why you are asking for help. Second, when and where exactly you need help. Third, permission from the third party involved.

I will write the email in a polite manner. The email will include the purpose of help, the details about the project, arranged time. And also I won't forget to mention how important is his help for us.

Hello. There are a few things you need to include in your email when asking for help. It should include your information, date, greeting, purpose and details. It's important to send your email in a short and clear way so that the other person can understand it well. Also, don't forget to be courteous.  It's important to think about your writing in terms of the other person's feelings as you convey your requirements through text alone.

When I send an email for help, I tell the person about the purpose of the project and tell them that "I'd like to ask you for your help".
If they agrees with this project, I will explain the details of this project, the day of the meeting, etc. to them and I don't forget to say thank you.
I take care not to be rude to them in such emails.

When I send an email asking for help, I will write a subject in a concise manner. For example, businessperson receive lots of emails. So if I don’t write a subject, they waste time to understand what I want to ask. In addition, when I send an email asking for help, I am careful to use the correct honorific. It’s important for my impressions.

When I send an e-mail asking for help, I write a clear statement of what kind of help I want , and a reason why I want help. Also, I think we should ask you not to be rude.

In an email for help I always include the reason why I need her or his help.
I think it is so important because, if you do not be clear enough on why you must be helped, the person you are asking for help might think that you just do not want to do it and, it can cause another problems.
So, been clear on why you need help might be very important.

When I send an email asking for help, It's important to write the subject to the email. Then the person who was given the email can know an overview of the email. Next, I'll include the date of meeting the person. We will force us to exchange email again without the date. But I think most important thing is polite language. If there is even one thing in the email that is rude, the receiver won't want to respond to my help. So, to review my email many times before sending it and to keep in mind the polite language on a daily basis are important.

When you send an email asking for help, all you need is the right purpose.
Because if you don't know your purpose, you can't help.So those are important.
You also have to write the date and name. I think it's polite to ask for detailed information.

When I send an email asking for help, I'm careful not to be rude. Especially in business, I will be careful not to give bad impression and not to send uncertain information to person. In addition to that, I'll try to put title the email. By checking the title in advance, they will be able to understand the content of the email more accurately. Moreover, I try to use a polite language in the text of the email. I think it's better to use polite sentences because I ask the other person for help. In order to build a better relationship, I would like to be polite and respectful.