ET 06 – Writing Requests to Senior Managers

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In this Email Tune-up lesson, we’re looking at an email from Jimmy, who is the training officer for his company. Jimmy wants to notify the various department heads of an upcoming seminar their staff will be attending. This is an internal email, which usually means it’s a bit more informal than something being sent outside the company. However, it’s being sent to managers at a higher rank than Jimmy’s, so the tone must be respectful and not too informal.

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ET 05 – Discussing Design Changes

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In this episode of Email Tune-up we’re looking at an email from Kenny, who works for a bathroom fixtures, or equipment, manufacture. He is writing to his colleague, John, to inform him about the changes he has made to the design of a shower door.

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ET 04 – Business Writing: An Internal Bad News Message

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In this episode of Email Tune-up we’re looking at an email from Jenny, who is responsible for her company’s IT services. She has written the email to give her colleagues some bad news: the office email server will be “down” due to a technical problem. When a server goes “down”, it means the server has been taken offline for maintenance because of a problem.

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Email Tune-up 02 – ESL Business Writing Video

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This is the second less in our new video series: Email Tune-up. In today’s English video we examine a very common type of email – a request for feedback on a document.

Each video lesson features a review of a real-life email from one of our members. After reviewing the background and contents of the email, we’ll then see what improvements we can make by analyzing the writing according to 3 main criteria: mechanics, style and tone.

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