Episode 66: Emails


Love or hate them we are sure you read & write them - yes, this week we are chatting all about emails. Is there a right or a wrong way to start an email? Can an email be too short? Too long? And what do you do if you don’t know the name of the person you’re writing to? Your hosts Dan (from the UK) & Jennifer (from the United States) will be discussing these questions and lots more. After the chat, the language focus this week is extra special as it gives you the chance to practise your email writing skills - time to get typing friends! We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Vocabulary & English Expressions: (see the full list in our study guide)

Etiquette – the customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group

Assume – suppose to be the case, without proof

Get to the point – start talking about the thing that is most important

Correspondence –

Language Focus: Email Writing Practice  

Take the chance to practice your email skills by writing to another Ponder! Head to bit.ly/eatpemail and get writing!

In this week's 22 page study plan you will find;

1 Listening Practice: Listening for specific vocabulary

2 Gap Fill Exercise: Improve your listening & spelling (writing)

3 Reading Practice: Check your gap fill exercise and follow along with the episode using the transcript

4 Vocabulary & Expressions: Expand your ability to use more English, like a native speaker!

5 Comprehension Questions & Answer Key: Double check your comprehension from the episode by answering the questions

6 Language Focus: Write an email to us!

7 Writing: Improve your ability to express yourself + build your writing fluency with this week’s prompt

8 Full Transcript

9 Answer Key

Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Do you ever write emails? Who to? Do you like writing them? Or is it difficult? What are your emails normally about?

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