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Unit 2: Sending and receiving emails

Learn how to talk about the different parts of an email in English.

Unit 2: Sending and receiving emails

Sending and receiving emails

Read the email below and then do the tasks. Task 3 asks you questions about the email below.

Task 3: Starting an email

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From: Samir
To: Sales Team
CC: Hatem Trabelsi; Patricia Bartlett
Subject: RE: Meeting next week
Attachments: New proposal.rtf (376KB)

Hello Sales Team,

I’ve got an idea for next week – see the attached file. I’d like to hear what you think about my suggestion.
I think Hatem and Patricia may be interested, so I’ve copied them in too. Let’s talk more at the meeting next week.

Regards, Samir


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


this task is improve my sending & receiving email skills.Thank you

Hello Shinn Lai May,

That's great! Thanks for letting us know, and good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

great too

Good test


I like this topic. I will apply it on my work.

Will this be made available in PDF for use in class as a teacher as well?

Hello hippyheff,

At the moment we are concentrating on site upgrades and new materials, but it is possible that we will add a pdf version in the future. It is a time-consuming task, however, so there are no immediate plans to do this.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

I cannot post my replies after your lessons in order to see if I did them correctly. What is wrong? thanks

Hello anna.meda,

Hmm, without understanding exactly what happened, it's difficult for me to say. I just tried the first task and it worked for me. After you fill in the gaps, if you press Finish, it shows which of your answers are correct and which are incorrect. If you then click on Show answers, you can see the correct answers.

If that doesn't work for you, I'd suggest you try using a different browser (e.g. Chrome or Internet Explorer) as our exercises work better in some compared to others. If that still doesn't work, please let us know.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team