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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


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.

An emil asking for help should include;
- about the problem currently face with.
-beliefthat s/he can help.
-appoinment to meet up.

Hey, everyone!!
I should include a clear subject, a description of the problem, a suggestion of the meeting time and finally if you need some specific information to prepare your proposals.

Hello Kirk
I don't really understand the meaning of this sentence below
Do you have some time before close of business this Friday.......
Could you explain it to me

Hello Nikolaos,

Which part of the sentence is confusing for you?



The LearnEnglish Team

close of business

Thank you

Hello Nikolaos

'close of business' means the end of the working day. Sarah is asking James if he can meet before finishing work on Friday. In a more specialised context, 'close of business' can also refer to when the stock market stops on any given day. People often work past that time, but officially trading does not occur.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

In email asking for help, first I will mention what kind of help I need. Then I will ask for convinient time and the important points.

I think a good email asking must be included a clear request, a proper description of the problem and setting a suitable time for the meeting.

It must include subject, date, time, and what and why help.