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Cum scriem in engleza – Cum sa incepem o scrisoare

Cum scriem in engleza – Cum sa incepem o scrisoare

 
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Hi, my name is Rebecca, and in this lesson I’m going to show you how to start a letter easily and quickly in English.

Having taught English for many years in many parts of the world, I know that people at all levels ahve a lot of difficulty writing, and writing a letter, as well as a business letter especially. The expressions I have on the board will help you to get started, because sometimes the most difficult part is getting started. So, these expressions you could use in almost any situation to begin your letter and go much faster. The whole process will go much faster after that. Okay? Let’s have a look!

So, one of the expressions, which I think is the most common, which I myself use most commonly in Business English is “I am writing in connection with…” Now we’re going to give you some full examples, but first let me give you the expressions, so “I am writing in connection with (something)”, or “I am writing to inquire about (something)”. Now, you might notice that ‘inquire’ is spelled i-n-q-u-i-r-e; this is most often used inNorth Americaand also in various parts of the world. Sometimes in England, in British English they also write ‘inquire’ with an ‘e’, so e-n-q-u-i-r-e, you may also see that version “I’m writing to inquire about” or “I’m writing to enquire about, basically means “I’m writing to ask about”. It’s just a more formal word, or a businesslike word for ‘ask’.

Another expression you could use to start a letter is “I am interested in (something) and would like to know (something)”. All right?

I’m going to show you exactly how to use these now, with some examples, and then we’ll come back to this part. So these three, any of these, you could use when you are initiating or starting a correspondence. This one, which I’m going to explain in a few minutes, you can use if you are replying to someone for the first time. So let’s start with these up here.

So, for example: “I am writing in connection with the prices of your cell phones”, okay? Let’s say you want some information. Or “I am writing in connection with your advertisement for a hotel manager”, okay? You could use either of these.

With this one, “I’m writing to inquire about immigration toAustralia”, for example. Or, “I’m writing to inquire about the upcoming TOEFL Examination dates”. Okay? ‘Upcoming’ means ‘those that are coming up soon, that are going to take place soon’. So, “I am writing to inquire about the upcoming TOEFL exam dates.” All right?

Another one, this one: “I am interested in enrolling in your MBA program and would like to know the deadline for application.” So this is a two part sentence and you need to put some information in here, as well as here, like that, “I’m interested in enrolling”. So, what’s important here is if you use a verb here, you must use the gerund form; use the ‘ing’ form, okay, “I’m interested in learning about”, “I’m interested in enrolling in”, like that, okay?

So, that’s how you can start a letter if you are initiating the correspondence or starting the correspondence.

If you are answering a letter, let’s say you work in an office and somebody sent you one of these inquiries, one of these questions, how could you reply? Well, a very easy way to start you reply is to simply say ‘Thank you for your letter’ or ‘Thank you for your e-mail of this date, asking if (so you should have a comma here)”, for example “Thank you for your e-mail of January 2, asking if we offer immigration services toAustralia”. Or “Thank you for your e-mail of June 7, asking about, or inquiring about the prices of our cell phones”. You could also say “Thank you for your e-mail of this date, concerning the immigration to Australia/ concerning our MBA program/concerning the upcoming TOEFL exam dates”. All right?

So you see that you can combine to really answer any kind of questions that you are asked! And the reason that we do this is, instead of just saying ‘Thanks for your e-mail’, that’s fine, but perhaps the person sent out a number of letters, or a number of e-mails to different places, so by including the second part of this information, you’re also reminding the person what they wrote to you about, and that’s very helpful. Especially in this day and age, when we open our e-mail and we see hundreds of e-mails sometimes, especially in business situations.

So, I hope I’ve made it a little bit easier for you to learn how to start a letter in English and hopefully from there you’ll go on to write a beautiful letter. So, if you’d like a little more practice in doing this, please visit our website www.engvid.com. There you’ll find a quiz on this and also lessons and quizzes on many other aspects of English.

Thanks very much. All the best with your letter writing!

Cum scriem in engleza – Cum sa incepem o scrisoare

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