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 (74 votes)

Submitted by mariam998 on Tue, 28/02/2023 - 16:56


I think I'm going to add some phrases that will show the email much more professionally and explain the problem clearly.

Submitted by AlexandraMT on Sat, 14/01/2023 - 00:21


First, I would introduce myself, then I would explain the problem and the need to solve it, and finally I would express my requests

Submitted by jmajo on Thu, 15/12/2022 - 14:25


First I’d introduce myself, then I can explain the main problem which I would need help with and what sort of help I expect from the person I’m requesting help and finally I would set a meeting with the appropriate person whom I might get the help or create the solution for the problem.

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Submitted by Eman Samir on Tue, 22/11/2022 - 13:09


What should you include in an email asking for help?
I think I should explain the situation or the problem that need to be dealt with and the reason for help.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Wed, 31/08/2022 - 06:14


The email should start with a nice greeting and details of past discussions or meetings that happened on the issue/thing. We should write what you want from her/his, and you have to identify the time, date, and avenue of the next sit down or meeting, and confirm them with them for their early convenience.

Good morning, and I hope everything is going very well.
As we talked through data collection tools in the last meeting we held on November 22, 2022. We have been working on it, and it is about to complete this week and will be submitted to you the early next week to have a good eye for details.
Do you and the WB engineering team have time to sit down on Monday dated December 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the CRT office to discuss the developed data collection tools? We would truly appreciate your advice and recommendations, we would be happy to clear it with your engineering department, if necessary.
G. Farhad Wahaj
Head of communication

Submitted by Dan.96 on Tue, 30/08/2022 - 19:17


I think firstly start with greeting then I should introduce my self in politeness way.secondly, mention positive things about who I'm asking help from, and why I prefer his\ her help. After that, offer what I want from helper to do for me and at least encourage him\her with attractive rewards to accept my request.finally, thank the helper even if my request not accept.

Submitted by ivanricardo07 on Mon, 08/08/2022 - 23:57


I believe that polite greetings should be used, the reasons should be briefly justified and concise. Besides, It´s good to leave clear up to the individual that you´re asking for help why it is important his / her support for the project, product design, or service in development.

Submitted by khalid muhammed on Mon, 04/07/2022 - 18:14


When asking for help the reason for asking for help is necessary, so the person you asked shouldn't feel as if you escape from your responsibilities, also you have to ask politely and to consider the time of the person you ask.

Submitted by Selinay. on Wed, 15/06/2022 - 15:40


If Sales Department has a presentation about the perfume, this can be include in an email. Thus, other person has a idea. But i understood and couldn't see necessary problem with form of this e-mail.

Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sun, 29/05/2022 - 12:47


What should you include in an email asking for help?
I include a simple line like this I need a favor and I would like to know how to sell and make yourself this perfuse. can you tell me as soon as possible? I shouldn't give your more time.