An email request for help

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.


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Average: 4 (103 votes)

Submitted by Khin_Burmese on Sat, 02/04/2022 - 16:59


For this kind of email, I would describe the problem at first, and I would like to add more details on the reason why I need help from him/her properly and how I would appreciate him/her help so that he/she would consider to give a hand.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 09:18


i think if you want to write an email asking for help, in email you should include your problems, why do you write this email?, What do you need their help with?, let them know what do they need to do?, give time and date and Let them know how important they are.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sun, 17/10/2021 - 09:53


An email for request should include brief summary of help, description of work what do you need, and last thank you.

Submitted by Dariusz on Sat, 14/08/2021 - 11:50

That email should include: a recipient whose we're asking for help, topic, description of the request with needed information and at the end should contain thanks and signature
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Submitted by iEdd on Mon, 19/07/2021 - 22:27

I should maybe include the issue in more detail, what important the help would be, the role the person would have and finally a deep thanks.

Submitted by Marilyncc on Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:34

An email for asking help should include a brief and appropriate greeting. Then you should explain in a concise and clear way your reasons why you're asking for help. if you need to meet someone you must include a flexible time to request if the person is a available at that moment and finally you also have to thank them in advance and sing the email.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Tue, 22/06/2021 - 19:54

I should include first the name of the person who I need help from, then I need to add the request in a formal style. I need to get to the point, so for example here I have a request that I wrote at my job: Hello dear Laura. This is to inform you that the marketing area needs some help from you. To follow up on our afternoon meeting we need you to help you with the design of the new advertisement for the our new product. Could you let me know if you have some free time on this Thursday?. Best regards, Giuliana Rodriguez. Head of marketing area.

Submitted by GabrielaE on Fri, 11/06/2021 - 18:10

First, the email should introduce the subject. Second, I think a good way to help more to James, will be telling him what is the problem they are facing, so he could be more into what is happening, and of course telling him if I wants to be part of that project because Sarah is not even asking him. Third, if he wants to be part, tell how long will get the meeting. Fourth, maybe saying bye or thanks for the favor would be nice.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 12:50

Gratitude, of course.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 11/05/2021 - 10:05

Firstly we would include what's the problem we face,then brief introduction about our product. Asking help from other, our words should be simple, concise and polite.