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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


I will introduce what often use in Japanese business and is used as a meaning changed from the original meaning. The word HORENSO is used in Japan. The word true meaning of Japanese is spinach. However, we use as different meaning, too. Another meaning is HOKOKU, RENRAKU, SODAN in Japanese. So, the initials of those words are taken as one word. Meanings are in English report, contact, consultation.It is said to be the basis for doing business in Japan.My father taught me that before. If you're interested, please check it out because I think my poor English didn't make sense.

In an e mail for asking help i should include firtlsy why we need to this request. And then I would add my aims clearly. I mean what is the purpose of this goods when it arrive to the customers. Finally I would like specifically person who can contribute us.

my suggestion in an email is to explain better the request for help, the sort of activities and duration of James' work. Than it would be clearer for the parties.

This is the true order:

1. Salutation
2. Introduction
3. Brief Info
4. More details and notes (if there is)
5. Regards

What should be included in an e-mail on asking for help includes:
- Aims and objectives.
- Subject of the letter.
- Permission from necessary authorities.
- Date, time and venue.
- Agenda of the meeting.

These are to be included in an e-mail of asking for help, such as:
- Aims and objectives.
- Subject of the meeting.
- Taking necessary permission from any authorities involved.
- Areas where help is needed.
- Date, duration and,
- Agenda of the meeting.

we should include in an email asking for help, all necessary informations such us:
1- all details of the person who need help.
2- what he need exactly with details.
3- precise who can help. just one person or all the team.

It is a complete short business email include of clear introduce and request, which are the structure of an email.

An email asking for help should include: the name of the department, the reason that is asking help, and clarify schedule work before the launching to be quickly and effective the meeting.

a good email asking for help include
A clear subject, Description of the issue for which help is needed, suggest suitable time to helping person to get the issue fixed. always write in request and polite manner. and also show gratitude.