• How to write an E-mail
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  • 04.01.2021
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  • How to write an E-mail

    In the group phase that starts after today's lesson you will write E-mails and send them to one student of the Mount Isa School of the Air in Australia. On your group instructions you can find the e-mail address of the student in Australia.

    Please follow the guideline when you write your E-mail.

    Subject line and Greeting
    - your e-mail must include a subject line where you state the topic of your mail (e.g. why you write this mail or what this e-mail is about -> questions regarding your school life ...)
    - you start your e-mail with a greeting: avoid Hi or Hello, this is not very polite, better use Dear... and use the name of the student (you will find it on the instruction sheet)
    Main paragraphs:
    - in the first paragraph you explain the reason for writing the e-mail and introduce yourselves (every group member can do that but keep it short!
    - in the second you can explain your current situation here in Germany being in shutdown
    - the second paragraph also includes your questions for The Australian student: be polite and find interesting questions (at least 7!)
    - the third paragraph is used for thanking the student that they are willing to help you. You can use I/We look forward to hearing from you...

    Useful information

    - write your e-mail in appropriate and correct English
    - you can use short forms
    - write in a friendly tone and be polite
    - you can invite the Australian student to ask you questions back, if they have any

    - end your e-mail in a respectful way
    - you can use kind regards for example
    - put all your names under the greeting (leave space between the greeting and your names)