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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


helo sir,I am working as an Accountant at Dubai Actually this message I write for my drawbacks of writing.I want to develop my writing skills But I do not know how to learn ..kindly please help me to solve this problem.During my duty time I have to sent to much mails But Sometimes I cant do this things properly.Please suggest me what should i do?

Hello jojoantony9567,

I think this is a good place to start. Work your way through our English for Emails series and I think you'll find it very helpful. It's also a good idea to improve your language related to various aspects of business and to do this you might take a look at our section on English for Business, and especially the series called You're Hired.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

please i need for your advice how can i learn it for a good report writting

Hello abdi iid ahmed,

There are many different kinds of reports. For some examples and suggestions you can look at our section on academic writing which has several pages on research reports (see here). The IELTS Academic Writing paper also includes report writing (here).


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir
Is there anything wrong with the following sentence ? :
"We received Inner Carton for AMX 500 Capsule for Afghanistan dated on 25.09.17 from Trade Link".

Hello Mohammad Shazed,

The sentence has some minor errors but it is probably easy to understand what you mean for a person who knows the situation.

I can't suggest changes to your sentence without knowing the full context as I might change the meaning inappropriately.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team


Thanks BC

i want to learn English for IELTS, i tested to find my level that is intermediate. i don't have much time to go to English class so that i hope i can learn English by myself but i don't know how to start. can you give me some advices? thank you.

Hello lantran,

For general advice on how to learn English and how to use our site to do that, I'd recommend our Getting started and Frequently asked questions pages. For information on the IELTS, I'd recommend our IELTS section, the British Council IELTS channel and especially TakeIELTS as useful sources of information.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team