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Introduction I Thebasics page 7 page5 Beginnings endings and Thewriters knoweachother well Thewriters knoweachother Thewriters notknow do eachother Messages 1 A firstcontact froman individual An acknowledgement A reply Chasing information up A reply Arranging visit a An invitation Replying an invitation to A confirmation Sending directions Chasing information up Setting a meeting up 1 Suggesting a meeting Suggesting a date, timeand place Agreeing Confirming a meeting An urgent meeting Messages t A general enquiry A reply A further request A reply A cover note 0rders Requesting a quote Placing firstorder a A reply Placing repeat a order Basiclayout A standard letter A memo A group email Messages 2 A firstcontact froma company A reply A request further for information Introducing company the

2 Makingcontact page15

3 Arrangements page23

Travel arrangements Arranging itinerary an Making booking a Confirming a reservation Checking travel arrangements Setting a meeting up 2 Setting agenda the Changing agenda the Negotiating changes Finalising arrangements

I Meetings page 33

Taking forwarding and messages Leaving message a Passing a message on Forwarding a message An acknowledgment reply An automatic email Meeting follow-up Minutes a meeting of Suggested amendments Comments Thanks

5 Enquiries page $

6 Orderc, dealing with problems page 51

7 Shortrcpofts page 6l

8 Personal messages page 69

Glossary Answers Appendices I Punctuation 2 Dates times and 3 Abbreviations

Messages 2 Specific enquiries Advice recommendations and A request information for Forwarding a request Providing details Dealing with problems I Dealing with problems 2 Problems a schedule with Unacceptable service A reply A reply goods Damaged Misleading information A reply A reply Rejectingcomplaint a Providing information Focus facts andfigures on A request information for Presenting numbers A short report Describing trends Asking missing for information Making comparisons P r o v i d i n g fu rth e ri n fo rma ti o n D raw i ngconcl usi ons Messages I Messages 2 Appreciation Good news Congratulations Replying good to news A personal announcement Badnews goodbye Saying Replying badnews to you Saying thank A remi nder Respondingthanks to Replying a reminder to page77 page86 a page92 page93 page95

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Piki Gonzales your message.Yourcsincerely In emails whichfollowthe styleof more formalletters. DearSir/Madam Yourc faithfully UseDear Sir/Madamformalmessages. you openwith a can hel p by gi vi ng (Ms) at the end of your title. goodto see you lastweek. Dear Ms Novotna .. frnalising finatizing (phone) phone cellutar) lnabile policy insurance insurance cover (not usedin in used British {aloo American English) Eng. e. (Mrcl Piki Gonzales A little old-fashioned. SeniorManager As thisis a first formalenail.. Notethat the verb are (Nochanges are needed) beenleft out hereto keepthe has message closewith lours in sincerely. Dear Slris also used.g. but when the reader may not know from your name whether you are mal e or femal e. It was I'n finalising the details is bestto be moreformalthantoo informal.Note the -lng form of the verb which follows look forward to: I look forward to hearing from you. emails rulesare the morerelaxed you can begina message with Dearand end it with Bestregards. this ldffiftmqlcan Brlti*h HiKim dltlofrnGer American HiKim: Note:Americanstyle usesa colan (:) afterthe salutation business for correspondence (Dear Piki:lDear or Sk: MadamiTo it Wkom May Concern: Yaurs faitttfully Thisexpression not is usedin Arnerican English... This type of message usually ends with: Yoursfaithfully.lishl (exists. Ms is usedinsteadof Mrs or Missif you do you I lookforwardto meeting . This to let youknowthat .you often begina message with a friendlygreeting. Justa noteto let youknow.Notes HiKin The way you begin and end a message depends on how well you know the person you are writing to. with frequent bl ed n communication. the writer includeshisnane andposition. Thi s i s one of the most common phrases used at the end of messages.. if you arewritingfirst. if DearMs/Mrs/Miss/Mr. In informal emails some people do not use the person'sname but start the message: Hi/HelIo/Good morning/afternoon not know if a woman is married or not.. A good guide is to use th e s am e beginni n ga n d e n d i n g (o r a s l i g h tl y more formal one) as the other person. is Notehow contracted forms I'm (l am).You're (Youare)etc. No changes needed.. Some women prefer to be called Ms. Best regards Theway to end a message a matterof is personal but choice. in if you do not know the person you are writing to.. is not necessary. Sincerelyilaurs truly wauldbe usedinstead.Best wishes (seenotesabove).. etc. wellln esta ish reIatio ships. However. Howareyou? Whenyou knoweachotherwell. Someotherinformal endings: Begards Bestwishes Allthe best (veryinformalUK English) Cheers Anders Youcanbeginan emailby simply writing the person's nameat the top of a message. Otheropenings: Hopeyouare well. why you arewriting: Saying l'm writingto let youknow. (also queries but quesgons usedin notoftenusedin British English) American €nglish) . I look forward to receiving the report.are informaland oftenusedin emails.

la Sasic out A standard lelter 7 NoginRoad Shipsam Northshire KT3 49P UK 18April20# ffi#..wl#. There will be a buffet lunch at midday. .***iii$r****:"Anff!*iMtii$iiH Thanks. our Koreanagent. and'il.14 Juqe 20 $gent visit Joo. kesr*m drs. A group email Suljr.e.iitiffii. .[ p**r.m. i$ii{l*ffi.and she will answer any questionsyou may have.le* ne knon'ff you are availabld onJune5th or 6th? * toot forward to hearing frorn you soon: Yourssincerely.trmu.. ror the music.Please me know what let ffi4i$ffi.hau.trrqe #&. I am going to be in AmsterdaminJune i#*#l*n*t*iiw€di$sref!:$ffita**:fuls$ffi*g#rb:W a meetil4'*i6r'yw as you suggested. Eun Joo will give us the latest information on the Korean market. fi/at D Attochmenlc: for the annualdinner. . You are invited to meet her in the Conference Room at 10:30a.manllaeff. &**t$ that I am surewill!#ffi#leffir you would likeby the end of this week.wld like to.will be visiting the company next #ryS#***t#ffiEun Friday21 June. Hardv Heywa rd -iJ: ?"" lsatbel Hatvdy IsabelHardy Partner A memo To: F r om : Date: Subject: All Headsof Department Pa me l aN e w ma n Directorof CorporatePlanning . Klaus ffiltm*'.t.

However. . Couldyou letme know il you are available. Formal letters usually include polite a final phrase.can youforwardthismessage Oliver. Please contactme by Friday. to It wasgoodto meetyouat the seminarin Paris. Otherpossibilities: Itwouldbe goodto continue discussions. Be consistent. your main The nextsentence(s) contain(s) message. Openformalcorrespondence a clear with you arewriting. Thereportis attached..Notes DearMr Loelgen. Please coilinn that youcan attend. Herewith filesyouaskedfor. .addresspeople by their titlee. l've attacheda copy of the menu . statement why of I am writingto confirmarrangements.. Sonia.. Otherformalpoliterequests: Please replyas soonas possible.. Use couldto makepolite requests: you Could let me knowas soonas possible? you Could call me? I look forward to hearing from you soon. Dear all greeting A common whenan emailis sentto greetings: group. can you make the arrangements Notehow we askan individual do to in something a message sentto a group. is a commonway of introducing important information a in formalmemo. Otherexamples: I lookforwardto meetingyousoon. and be conciseand to th6 point....pleasecall me whenyoureceivethis.Eng.lf you use a comma after Dear John..) after Dear Sir. use a comma after Yourssincerely..Yours faithfully. Please notethat. Remind reader the first or previous the of contact. I would like to anange a meetingwith you . bankingand legalprefer formality... John. lf you wantto be moreformalyou cansay: Please find attachedthe reportas requested. Please notethat. I wouldlike to checksomedetailswith you. Note that some people prefer to write a comma (.)or a dash(-) afterthe person's name. We havemanynew products . our I wouldlike to showyouour new brochure.. ffidilcnncct ernail is international. the Laurent.. ths .. Lookingforward to your reply. a Other Deareveryone Dearcolleagues Helloeve ryone(informal) Notethat groupemails can alsobe sent withouta greeting. ln thcse eases. suchas fnancial. avoid contractionsand slang. Usea comma(.. Do youremember we metat the Expo that presentation? Wespokeat the recentconference. Otherwaysto indicate that you have attached file/files your email.etc.Egeau*e differancss BritishEnglishand American in .lioh Syles ers becomingfewar (US cmails may sometimesbe mors infomal soms gEgtors than UX emsifs). a to Hereis the menu. It is now more usual to leave out the comma in both formal and informal lettersand messages... .

. c d e f g h l'd like make to some changes.mymobile. midday.Fractice 1 Match tlfe opening greeting with the most suitable close..I T I T u fi Thanks the dinner. Gomplete the sentences with a preposition. . b We met. m . that yoy cancome.. i i Come visitouroffice.. a b D ea r r Si Fred d e Dear Somerset Dr Hello everyone (il ii i ii i ii i ii i ii h. . l'veattached filesyouasked the . m. . . Tha n kyou.. Yours faithfully Allthe best Best regards Yours sincerely Withverybest regards you See Yours sincerely Best wishes Yours faithfully Regards 2 Tick the phrase in each pair which is more informal.3p . theShanghai seminar.. . . .. coming the seminar.hearingfro my o u .... and ei Please confirm yogcanattend.. theprogramme. i i Letmeknowif I T T I .. i i There no problem. l'llse e you Ca ll e..... is you di I wouldliketo invite to visitouroffice. I . .M0nday. for you i i I wouldliketo thank for the dinner. ExAtptE: amveryinterestedilt .yourmessage. a i HiFausta ii Dear Fausta a u tr bi Yours sincerely ii Regards ci No problem. . to a llo o kforward . There be a buffet will lunch .

. .. (check) brochure us? a Can . (know) everything if is 0K. you Please ExlMpr"E: . .gp.. to you 4 Please confirm youcan that d meeting lastweek. lu (visit) will d Mr Lahtinen be Helsinkitomorrow. justhad message 3 l've a c come the meeting. . . c Good you yesterday? h Did send themao me map d vou vest( Ma ija Thefax number 9505142. c I e n j o y e d . is you Could faxit again. 6 Order the sentences into a message.. An informal mesrage find a I couldn't it thismorning.. -ing or infinitive. (go)yesterday? f How themeeting did g I am i h T h i ss t o . . lan. .Put the correct form. you e Could letme. laterthisafternoon.. . . . e the arrangements nextweek.(co n fi rm)o u rconver sation. . for 5 Wemetrecently 6 John f knowaboutthe arrangements. .. . (confirm)that cancome.\-+iH. . you . g please 7 | really enjoyed make necessary the arrangements. .(me e tl yoa stweek. e b l'll beback theoffice in f g morning.. attached h in the London 8 | have office. the for b l l o o k f o r w a rd to . in these sentences. 2 Please everyone let b fromHead office.. 1 l'mjust finalising a thefilesyouasked for. (write)to you some ask for advice.. . (re ce i velthe document.. Match the two parts of the sentences.

time O giving allthe details theconference of date. You are organising a one-day conferenoe on 'Health and Safety'. him 21 7 You are the Human Resources manager in your company. the on D e ac ol l e a g u e s r Wewould everyone like Thisis to confirm Mr Tayama that e f g h Marcus Kerimov byWednesday latest. Look at your notes below and then write a memo to all staff: O inviting to theconference them (subject.a b c d A formal rnemo willvisit office Friday. using the texts and notes in this chapter to help you. etc) for O asking a reply O offering give to more iqformation if necessary Write 4O-5O wolds. . atthe Please confirm youareable attend that to to meet in Room at2:30.

take at I look forward hearing yousoon.. attached application an Please return us. I have form. . in you Can complete booking the form? Please a look ourwebsite. to from Wewere very interestedhear to about conference. the Weareanestablished companytheUK. you Wearewriting inform thatwe areorganising to a meeting Tokyo. onyour you Could please mesome send more information? you Thank foryour email. itto Please meknow youneed further let if any information.OthaKrng Some usefrrl phrases. I have the seen advertisement webpage. in Weexport Brazil. \'. to you Looking forward seeing inToronto. to 9- I.

Fffifu*l*hiffie.flt.&#anhrq$'i information about the post.furd. G iles Please find attachedmy completedapplicationform and a copy of my SV for your information. Best regards SaraGiles A reply {-l DearMs Giles Please find attachedmy completedquestionnaire.rrW*.ii*S1*H* Lookingforward to hearingfrom you soon.b Best regards Jean-Luc Reigniers Ghasing up inlomation DearJean-Luc your completed Thank you for your recentapplication. l bch. and I look forward to hearingfrom you soon.. I would be gratefulif you could send me an application form and some information aboutthe post.i lfi *.&tl#" Couldyou also completethe attachedquestionnaire return it to us by the end of the week. Best regards Jean-Luc Reigniers .:liqqisqn. I'fd: cgti!3lt$. Couldyou pleaserefurn this as soonas possible. if f$'!illuffi1*i*ttr*.However. Thankyou in advance. Yourssincerely Jean-Luc Reigniers An acknowledgement t3l DearJean-Luc .km.Messages I A first dontact fiom an indhlidual rgl DearMs Giles :FlF and would like to apply for theg$. havenot yet received we questionnaire.gtLw InternationalMarketingManager.ffiand T&rurkryutr$or your €meit I m Blead.r{i*xi:*t*: iM.:irt.of {*r*. 08120745614 you need any further information. Best regards SaraGiles HumanResources Manager A rcply l5l .. yow n$y.

.post. Thanks youremail.. Please contactme at extension 232. cv .. I haveseen the I sawtheadvertisement English advertisement. This phrase is a standard polite close to an emai l . .... c Th is is a doc um en tg i v i n g d e ta i l so f y o u r educationand past employment. Postis alternative an I amcurrentlyworkingas a Marketing in Assistant a puhlishingcompany London. lt comes from the Latin: curriculum vitae. Flaasesallmaan ny nobile. call in Notethe useof prepositions the sentences aboveand below: 232. Note:American usually us€stho simple pasttense. I look forwardto yourreply.You could also say: Please contact us if you have any queries. Documents with an email areattached sent ratherthan enclosed they are with a letter.filton. wordforjobor position. informal ending to the message. for I havebeenin the ExportBusiness three years..Nates the on I haveseen advertisement yourweh page... v. Please me on ny call cell phone.. for last Wemet at the conference week. let This is a polite. Thisis a standard to for an Whenreceiving emailfrom someone the firsttime you couldalsosay: you in Thank for your interest our company. whichyourequested. require further information. Please contactme on extension Pleasevisitour websiteat www.. Please attached find Please takea lookatthe attached file.. Thankyou lor your email. pleased hear that youare We were to interested .(informal) Please meonmymohile.. . response an email. for job: Sayingmoreaboutyour current Advisorsince I havebeenworkingas a Sales Alternatives are: I look forward to hearing from you soon.. . will Theattachments give youthe information youneed . apalogise apologize resumE Noto: In Ameriean EnglishCVis ucually ressrvedfol acaderlic applications..(very formal) Please meknowif youhaveany queries. I awaityour reply. used when applying for a job. A more formal endi ng i s: Please do not hesitate to let us know if you . Thisis a morecommonexpression thanthe alternative: . singulais query. I readyourrepoft with as requested... Please contactme an extension 82. for this YoucoulU say: also I amsorryI are The I apologise notsending earlier. as Youcouldalsosay: . generally openwittra clearpointof Emails reference.. You can emailme at jlreigniers@emiclidc. Erldil/Amrican d{tornco Amedcan Bdtirh . I'msorry lforgottosendit. I havebeena lecturer since2001. any r Aueries questions. in I am pleasedto attach our online application form.

at www. or online. not pleasedo not hesitateto contactme. lnoking forward to meetingyou in Tokyo. Yourssincerely GuillermoRavallo A request for further information cl your application are pleased informyou that we havereserved We havereceived and to form.Hereis a suilnary of our companyfor the handbook: of |[{fh rs'c{H*:cffid cs@f in tb UK with over thirty years'experience providing management training for the qMffidnS and narvice iildustries.iclwz. !ildn and'CIf urftik &i Bestregards MinoriKishimoto Organiser Conference Intr.' If I hopethis is acceptable. meet local suppliersand agents. at a ysiltls in the UK.oducing dre eompany Dear Ms Kishimoto Thank you for your email.laot af ourw*rlto @dricftca rdudub and our online registration form.foft&coming conf.Miike registrationform and look forward to hearing to attrnd I am pleasedto attach our completed from you soon.. as you requested your registration for on g. We can providea rangeof faining programmes. for our conference Oqdtl rul plrar tmd dr r fifty word *nnmary where you will find details of lha fkr& ilt$ssagFs A firct dontact from a eornpany This will be an excellent opportunityto liflr*trlu*ting to lnvllr Wu. otr-site.csnFany.erence in Tokyo ad. Best regards GuillermoRavallo . Yours sincerely Minori Kishimoto Organiser Conference A rrply DearMs Kishimoto We werevery interestedto hear aboutt&e. and somevideoequipment a competitiveprice. Pleasedo not hesitateto contact us if you require any further information.ts e conhronccin Tokyo.

. By theendof theweekis usedto say when you want something done. by the end of the week. is At a conference exhibition stand a or a smallareawherea company candisplayits products giveout information visitors. ... specializing .. will .. Weare oneof theleading of Weare the leadingexporters . example to For banks.. which is forthcomingwill happen Something soon. a stand . or to Couldyou please sendus a .. in an hour. at .. clothes. telephones.m. . Noticehow it is not necessary repeatwe to in this sentence.... providesservices The seruice industry and advice customers.. is: An alternative visitour website ... Wearean estahlished company theUK. in Otherwaysto describe company a could include: Weare a largemanufacturing company in specialising .. organizer pr0grams {Note:This American spellingof programsie usedin BritishEnglish but only to refer to computerprograms.... . . on Monday I a. withinthe next24 hours...... exhibit an experience in.... ... . manufacturingand senice industries.. A venue the place is wherean event(suchas a conference meeting) or takesplace... Weare writing to invite youto a corrterence ln formal written communicationsit is more common to use the full verb form We are writing rather than We're writing. the conferenceschedule planof what will happen This is a detailed andwhenit will happen... Companies wiff also use We rather than /when contactingsomeone for the first time. before . . .. . the forthcoming conference ... ... and (wel would like to attend.. example cars. venue.. On-sife trainingis whenthe trainergoesto workplace givethe the customer's to training. shops.. Notethat an itineraryis detailed the schedule or planof a visitor trip.. . of .... industry to The manufacturing makesproducts for sellto customers.. travelagents.... givesthe most importantfactsin A summary a briefway. is: A moreformalalternative We wouldbe gratefulif you couldprovideus witha summary . Brftish/ftneriean British (tor a stand conferences) experience. Please takea lookat our website . producers . on-site. summaryof your company..Notes .ing of organiser programmes dllleruncce American a booth.... Other exactly are: alternatives Friday. Please You find our websiteat ...) venue (not used in this way in American English) speciatising In AmericanEnglish locationor sifewould be more usual.

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I will be in Room 412 all day today.5. U conference. h you Thank for youremail.. A B 1 | attach completed our registration a Wewereinterested hearabout to the 2 formfortheforthcoming exhibition. will do a short introductionso I will need a laptop and a projector. and like youforyourapplication.\ | wouldliketo apply the postof for Finance 0fficer. Equipment Booking (1) . Thanks. for this 7 Read the email and notice below and then complete the booking form. completed application you Wewouldliketo invite to our in conference London. am I pleased attach online to our application form..6 Match the statement in A with the response in B. Form C o n ference' l ' i tl e Name of Organiser (21 Equipmentrequired (3) Date needed Venue t4l (5) . Thank We havereserved stand youin the for a ma in a ll. From'ffi dl To: Jahn$mith Can you completethe attachedEquipmentBookingForm for the conference that you are organisingand return it to the Technical I Department. I apologise notsending earlier. your We havenotyet received form. Checktheprogramme to see if we need any other equipment. Write a word or phrase or a number on lines 1 . Let me know if you need any more informationfrom me. would to attend.

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Therewill be no exha chargefor delivery. With thanks Karim Placing a first order trl DearSir tlt xradd ||1. Yours faithfully assistant) JeromeGilbert(Purchasing A reply i tr l Dear Mr Gilbert Thank you for your order.itemsyithin two weeks. to pleco m ordr urtth yrxr for the items listed on page 2 of your catalogue. t .3 wttl*r tm rit *r as we needthem urgently?lf there is iffi.t*in ll*lii| dkpttch l0orf.assembly new furniture (seeattached ofall packaging .ffi -ffi of list) .|hCaffi*:{di**W.disposal that I estimate this will be no morethana day'swork for two people.Bequeedlq trl Dear Rona qe a quote effi whichwill arriveon 24 July.ffifflf cnerge.&.brnr::lEdeondldom rftm. Please confirmas soonas possible ltrur. With bestregards Brad Askew Sale Manager Placing trl Zhou How are you? We're pleasedto say that salesof the Alio range have been very good and for the following: a a Fpeat order Alio 3207=*ffi Alio 3215=2000pcs fromtheAliarange whichareinffi*ffiffi l'm also interested ordering 000items in 3 in early andffiHq: frt*Slmi luly ffi Best regards Alima . that theseare all in stock. crf b shct and ii*M fiffi {dud that we will deliver the. fllwy.pleaselet us know.

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to arrive.@. ma*"d*lMl|ififfitllitwHfrf @r#nk.ffiry.i$.*$@ havesenta # Fqf:ynnM*i replacement order to youfty.:l&k3ry :Our usua|supp|ier is ffir*r$**ild if.. Offi. l'm afraid ffi*.Please acceptour apologies i**is*.wplfoe }oa n€sssge..ffiIM Bestregards Jan Hirst .#Hdi. tomorrow morning.flldtcfulfibdtind:*rttdtle if we cannot find an alternative supplier.m. Yours B r endaHind A roply Dear Ms Hind tr.llt*llt}.last that rngtq{s. The samecourier will take awaythe damagedboxes.#fiilffikffi havecustomerswaitingforthegoodssoffi'lr*Wlforus.#*ffiCou|dyouJetusknowwhenwecanexpectthem A reply Dear Mr Banks with our delivery:dluf. It is no excuse. Yours truly. Please to find an alternativesupplierof try materialsso that that therewill be no delavs. We 'ffi*[gFm*$.l-:i$h.&k.*dt*diil*.iffiffiirIt should be with you before l0 a.ln*'g t: and therewould be no problemskeepingto it. Dmitri Bassos Damaged goods DearMs Hirst gs#W. You rmmd s. experiencingdifficultiesand has warned us that there is a five-weekwaiting list for delivery of materials. but r week.{ffii*w$ iiln* i*.We il..with roblems 1 Prtoblems wiilr a schedule EI Dear Mr Bassos .limr*m$. Yours Eliot Banks of CD cases.

We wouldlike a refund. that many of the caseswere damaged.... . . I'm sorryfthat)we cannotmeetthe short tor reference on Seeotherabbreviations page95. fn the sentence meettheagreed to meetmeansto keepto. Thegoodsweresentto the wrongaddress.. hy couriet means that the goodswill be sent By courier quicklyby an express company.. Otherphases: guaranteed schedule.. you l'm sorryto tell/inform that .. up Briti#Amr*m Br*tirh theagreed schedule anholiday apologise ffolw Arrprican we theschedula agreed on on vacation ryologize . our seruice was helow our usual standard.. inconvenient.. . (ref. Wehavehad a staffshoftage.... reasons why the problem Otherpossible happened: was down..for the sakeof keeping with the supplier this stage. I'm sorry... and I'm verysorryaboutthis. . Thegoodswill be delayed. You assuredus that this schedulewas guaranteed. . It hascaused a lot of inconvenience. Wewantourmoney I am very sorry to hear that you had prohlems . of Notethat we takedelivery goods. I was very surprisedto receive your wasmy fault. after By return means sentimmediately receiptof a letter/order. promised that you couldmeetthe us You schedule.. We will missthe deadline. A lot of staffhavebeenoff sick.. . F035il (number) Bef. the You gaveus yourword that you wouldkeepto You the schedule. . to schedule. Thewriterapologises putsthingsright... delivery By express meansby express delivery. we will lall hehind schedule Otherexpressions: We willbe late. meansas soon as/ the 0n unpacking boxes the whenwe unpacked boxes.. we the 0n opening boxes. our regular packer was on holiday . 0n Friday lSth March we took delivery ol a consignment. complaints! Somecommon Thegoodsarrivedlate. .Notes I'm sorry to say that we may not be able to meet the agreed schedule. saw . I 0n readingthe instructions. Otherrequests: Weneedthemimnediately... . Notethe use of sorryhere: I'm/l wassorryto hearaboutit. thisis extremely Otherphrases: It was veryinconvenient.. I will sortit out immediately. us for This a greatinconvenience us. back. noticed. Whenthe goodsarrivewe canslgnforthem.. at the relations ratherthan annoyed or writer usessurprised angry. 0n unpackingthe hoxes. Thecomputersystem Therewas a fire in the building. Belowour usual standard meansnot as good as usual/not to our usualstandard.. is We urgently need replacements.. good Noticehow. .we found .

However.r *me**tmdhgicaused by the information on our website.9i* iAs a resultfrelffirilS.ffi:t*ili. Could you let us know what is happening.rd$r:lk.Id how things can improvein the future. your letterto our customer I haveforwarded manager c$ff*ii!!d..ffir** :sn*i t$d$.. should We meetassoonasI hear thaa*clxil$ of hisinvestigations. Delivery to addresses outside Europenormally take five days.t.Dealinwith Unacceptable service Dear Mr Dennis you havegiven us this year.*llilrli . fftgil. C hr is M or an ReplV trl Dear Mr Moran We are very sorry that you havenot yet received your order and . as. lt says on your website that you will deliver within three days and it is now five days since we placedthe order.*|h. F*poforyflm.g we will accept them as unwantedgoods and wi|| issue. 376.. Yours sincerely Catherine Easterbrook Reply el DearMs Easterbrook Thankyou for your letter.lnilff 0p** since goods you sent backto us. they meetall our qualitystandards.. .. Your serviceengi W$:iu*Wff.I srr slrtr torrt to lrce r&ryt tlm. Yours sincerely Martin Dennis tisleading information Dear S ir We have still not received this order.H*:!ffimfr ffi#l{ll rryf#.! l Yourssincerely Sergioda Silva (Customer service) .b.r keepour websiteup-to-dateand I havediscussed this matter with our websitemanaser.&&g. Your sincerely PeterWieser Beiecting a complaint DearMs Ono With reference your complaint orderno.our qualitycontrolstaffhavetestedall the to re p.. G ldi r?ort bt thc crd of th|r rrecL.aS. service asking for a full him report. *"@rS. 1.ktnf:*i*f$ffi neverarrive within the promised24 hours and {Eiffit@:trffifi1*ffi.f**i.ffi:iffiin#lt*A**oa like to meetyou to discuss o@*.Bffib ilt'sr.

is I do not knowthe outcome theinvestigations of yet. a credit reteipt/ a uedit slip a credit note . often.. Lessformal: I wasverysorryto hearaboutthe problems you'vehad. I shouldhearfromthemtomorrow. I expect to receive his report hy the end of this week. The expressionsWeapologise for/Please acceptour apologies moreformal than are Wearesorry.. Weoftenneedto remindyou. Do/does addedfor emphasis. Thesales depaftment the Thegoodsneverarriveon time.. do I regret that we cannot accept the retum as faulty goods . our Theterms andconditions state.. month cancomeat the beginning end etc. we have had to shutdown production on three occasions. . This is a formalexpression.'Soirtr6rs phone..usuallyetc..... n mf Brtti$t Thesales Gtr furlricm Iha salesdepaftnent nrely r. ... Wehaveproblems I was very softy to hear ahouttheproblemsyou have experienced.. with level seruice unsatisfactory. . Politebut lessformal: l'm afraid can?accept. everymonth.. be ol Shouldcan usedinstead expecttoor hopeto: I shouldreceivethe reportby Wednesday.'. .. a credit note. I'm hopingto receiveit by Wednesday.. or of the sentence: we 0n fouroccasions havehadto shutdown. .. . Phrases every such as on threeoccasions...r. expressions suchas: never. the outcome An outcome the result(of a process).Notes with thelevelol service . we alwayshaveto wait for sparepar6. Thedelivery now two dayslate.. a goodwill gesture. lf goodsarefaultythey can be returned to This the supplieranda credit noteis issued. for Notethat we apologise forsomething.. we apologise anymisundeffianding ... To be fessformal. is Weneedit urgently. we l'm sorrybut we can'tdeliver . informs customer the document the of moneyowedfor the faultygoods. Wewerevery dissatisfied ..... I trust this meels with your approval. Weare veryunhappy Some strong complaints: . We do try. . cornp€nyand departmental nsrnesas singular.. othertime of and rarely. Otherformal phases for for apofogising: sincerely I apologise .. My sincereapologies. We have still notreceived this orden Problems with deliveries: We are still waiting for the a sentence: rarelyanswer phone. Wedo needto improve seruice.. Notethe position always.... do. l@'ng. is Your of These delays totally are unacceptable. business . Every monthwe haveproblems. gesture a friendlyand helpful A goodwill is action whichis goodfor maintaining relations. I expectto hearfromthemtomorrow. Note how we use regrettoexpress polite a rejection: I regretthat we cannotdeliveron Sundays. Notealso: I trustthisis occasionally.: &a rarely'answer Note:AmaricanEnglishtreats tha phtne.. use:I hopethishelps.. I hopeyouare happywith this. especially are whenthereis disagreement.

arrive Th ecases should Wea pologise . ... usthat Pleaseaccept/make/take apologies. . . . m.Practice Ghooso the best alternative. . . 3 p . t h is . to Could change/checAforward original was Youbelieved/assured/said the schedule guaranteed. . .r. to We a r everyhappy... . the delivery arrive. . . . like an .. l'm sorrywe can'tmeet/take/findthe schedule. Gomplete the sentences with a preposition you I . a b c d e f We will sendyou a replacement order/enquiry/seruice. 1 We need goods the 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 | wasvery sorry hear to l'msorry that l'marranging phone Please | sincerely apologise fonruarded | have | hope the was Unfortunately information a b c d e f g h i meif there anyproblems. .. a b c d e f g h i We aretrying keep to . you problems have had.the e rv ic e y oh a v e iv e n s .qtt\t . I cannot more be helpful. the schedule. . our of Yourorderwill be quoted/damaged/dispatched on Monday nextweek.' Match the two parts of the sentences. . notclear enough. thisoccasion.. aboutthe for an express of delivery yourorder. giveyoua refund I amsorry thatwe cannot We arestillwaiting . . . the did Unfortunately goods notarrive. . .two machines. youhave Pl ea se letmeknowif any p ro b le ms . you the message me.Ma n y t h a n k s ! s u g u . time. . We the ExAMpf. yourletter our Head to Office. F y .themisun d e rs t a n d in g . . ...E: havestill not takenfleft/teceived order.'. ExIMITE:amwritingto complain*b. the lasttwo orders sentus. youarehappy withthis ... Wewould to olace order. urgently. are for alltheinconvenience.. . o n rid aa t t h ela t e s t . . ..

.g9glt . .. will . .. f we again. for . . ExIMITE: youforsending yourtatest/.. additional dissatisfied definite concerned promise Jnost*eent- dispatch a refund a discount meet me :r. Thank very .t.? . forany intonvenience Match the words in the box with the words which have similar meanings in the sentences. thatthedelivery belate. . b Weneed c lexpect morning . a reportfrom dispatch departmenttomorrow. have experienced to discuss to receive have sent return J. delivery date? . howwe canimprove service thefuture. you thateverything be0K. usknow ExltsptE: aboutthe you for a Weapologise thedifficulties .. .eftlng. we d This delivery. Once . . .. . charge thisservice.brochure. . e Please thedelivery cost. theagreed schedule. our in . youa newconsignment day bynext goods usan(we . . . about level service received.tt195. .. . .The eight sentences below are part of a company's response to a letter of complaint. . .. the we a Wewere unhappyl of b Wewillsendl is c There noextral you me d Can give a firnl p ri y o u e C a n o u f f er sare d u ce d ce l f Weareveryworriedl g I canassurel i we l'mafraid cannot tol keep . . Thank for l. . Gomplete each sentence with a verb from the box. thefaulty to caused.gtting. . . yourorder tomorrow. goods notarrive wewould ourmoney like h The did so backl ..will refund apologise you problems had you withthedelivery. will .. . .

Dear Sir or Madam This morning we received consignmentof printers from you (Order no a SN206). apologisingfor the problem o agreeingto replacethe damaged goods today o offering to collect the damaged goods.we noticed that all the printers were damaged. at no extra cost Use the texts and notes in this chapter to help you.6 Read tllls letter of complaint from a customer and write a reply. Could you pleasearrangeto senda replacement order as soon as possibleand goods?Hopefully.60 words to your customer: . thanking her for her letter .On unpackingthe boxes. . we will not haveto pay for arrangeto collect the damaged this. Yours faithfully Ms JanineDuval Write a reply of 5O .

Costs rosesubstantially. Thevisit in missing the report. other looking some at We suggest three days. is in Thedecline sales dueto increased rosein the lastquarter. are A thirdof our rose Spending byI percentlastyear. some wasto appoint of Thepurpose thevisit wasverysuccessful. within enquiries follow-up need to You . Profits Whatis yourrecommendation? you try We recommend should a newsupplier. companies. Sales fall wasa sharp in sales. There competition. is There onething with are 66percentof ourcustomers satisfied ourproducts.rt re Some useful phraees. you report? me Could send a short newagents. wentupfrom e 50000peryearto € 76000. customers notsatisfied.

.:t.:. : 'iiiim.e4p{f Thanks Simone on your recentJapantrip.. .s Conc lus ions The visit was very successful...: :i l . flights $ 2400 .: i:l]:i.€lp& $ 28400 .t*:.r.ti. Details 10 000 visitors attendedthe Tokyo Exhibition... resulting immediately in new businessworth over f300 000. Japan will be *{rry'nt*{cfi for us for the future. UYcns.. Thanks Simone Prouiding firr{lrer information Cost Analvsis Exoenditure .iB: Wo nconunsd th*fh to see our production processes. 2 new agents were appointed...* .':::.lffi*.*cloffinlr *..slWlor ruuu rrecliwd and 300 orders were placed.* r ftd.information A rcquest Janet CsuH you &ryri. posting of catalogues $ 2200 . in preparationfor the next rM: I d appreciate this as soon as possibleplease. Report by Janet Robbins 14th October Asking for missing information ':' fanet Thank for the visit report.ii.ii ll *l $ 3700 $ 6 ooo ' staffing Total...1ffii'i.iji:i*riifi*ifi0&i. accommodation $ 3600 .d brdlorv up.ffiffiSfffi:W showing total expenditureand anticipatedincome.'Hs.*.. Background ptrtin&c'il i. . . O0$$.s 400000 Profit $ 371600 .i. for information A shoil rtport i . Actions / Recommendations .ftok Tk'&trryn*oof fiajfftwartotik tand appoint new agents to help promote our products in the Far East.

Wesuggest is Ourrecommendation to signthe agreement.. the Wehold weeklyBoardmeetings... Revenue the moneythe business is receives from sales.. haveto and should: Weneedto supportour agentsoverseas. . Several complaints Therestaurant was closedfor two weeks. a key market. . Board meeting.. expenses to The moneygivento you by your company spendon company business. for A keymarket a very important is market your products. usually the has but followingsections: 'l'itle Background/lntroduction Details/Findings Actions/Recommendations Conclusions of The purpose the visit was to take part in the Exhihition .. exhihition stand E r0 ffi Bulletpoints( .can you sendme the costanalysis .. figuresetc. or you couldsay: Moreformally There justonethingmissing. Themembers the Boardwill holda meeting. . Whenmaking recommendation a or you suggestion. We need to follow up customerenquiries immediately. Revenue lastyear exceeded $35K. requested repoft on expenditure. nailingaf catelogs ASAP{pronounced ay-sap} {Thieabbraviationis also usedin British English pronounced ay-es-ay-pee but would only be usedin informal'emaiis. Actions and recommendations oftenuse verbs fike need. 200new orderswereplacedtoday. lookingat a numberof alternatives.must. TokyoTechnology The opening sentence a reportclearly of sets the scene: Thisreportshows salesfrom2000 2003.. We mustmakesurethat we delivertoday. as soon as possible. Expenditure This is the amountof moneyspent... is Sales werehigherthananticipated..Forexample: werereceived.. TheBoard the groupof Directors is who manage company.) ..Notes you me report. We recommendthat the new agentsshould visit the UK. to actions without Usethe passive describe saying who doesthem... Usea dash(-) in an informalmessage to add a request extrainformation. We mustensureour pricesare competitive. of Japan Visit Beport A formalor informalreporthasa cleartitle The and sub-headings. to a Could Youcan alsosay: Canyousendme a shortreport? Please emailme a shortreport. catalogaes .For example: Marketing rose thisyear.. expenditure Anticipated Revenue Anticipated what you expectto happen. Could send a short youis used make request. ) areoftenusedwhen listing information.. Just one thing nissing .. a Finance 2 il)O enquirieswere received . is you Could pleasesendthe costanalysis? . formatvaries depending the purpose the reportand on of individual company makethe information clearer.. couldalsosay: you Werecommend try a new supplier. ffiffllmnc!! Brttish exhibitianwnd Amerlcan exhibitisnbooth po&inE 8f. .

with 52 per centof total sales. taking trl eomparisons Product SalesReport FirstOuarter with lastquarter. ie Dear Marcia You may be interestedin the findings of our recent survey: Findings In the Hamburg.fiSiiffiStl ffi -@.i|fr|fi r**it1x Jamie &dfu.r m.f.Wt*$ $lby 2 per cent..@ptresnils W. we analysedthe successof our new TV promotion by interviewing customers in different cities in to the centre.the promotion was less successfuland tffi.:lffi$fi.bV.. asbs lwrt up. and interesting.rf*r:* 9&:.Prssenting numbers Visitor Feedback .*. $fin$:.tffimcahtplilrof the smaller cities. supermarket Compared our Frozen foods are still tffi our most popularproduct.l# moralewas due to the pay cuts that were introduced in March.* r#l*iffilffiiil.:lt*isrfrom lastyear'sfigures. Drawing conclurfions Sally Can you includethe followingin your productivity report: Conclusion lfH*{A$ This low .S:ffi.* &*yn*r . Following the TV promotion.#*i#*i*i" i .0fi.SS:ffi$Mlt*: in most major cities. However.ltGffirx i&ativt Describing tronds jffi&l*i *lj .*S fir. h*. In tl$rg. followedby breadwith 20 per centand soft drinkswith 10 per cent.ofr under sixteen..

confidence loyalty. Englistrl .Manyothercountries a use (. point is written In British English decimal the as a dot (.... peaked June. Therewas a significant improvement orders. sales droppedslightly . (al*ousedin British *ttrt) . an intrsase the in in tesve" number siekdays. ffifficum Britbh Amcrican 75%*threequarters also:I fourth. a Otherverbsto describe downward change: Profitswent down lastyear.). in Sales Notethe useof the prepositions and to in by thesesentences: rosefty l0 per cent last Consumer spending year. in Therewas a dramaticrisein profits.... Otheradverbs describe degree to the of change: fell Sales significantly month. is Chocolate our mostpopularproduct.... of It was due to low morale. (About meanmorethan or fewerthan can 25 000.. . . France a 25per centmarket has share.Notes Thisyearwe hadover25Un visitorc .. pay cutsresulted an increase The in . Youcan express figuresas a percentage..... of nst lsickleave usedin {aldr ussdin British AmericEn Englieh) . Alternatives a directresult to of: It wasa consequence low morale. Profits went downdramatically. Athird= 33 per cent A quarter=25 per cent A half= 50 per cent =75 per cent quarters Three Approximately t) per cent of the visitorc said they found the centre informative . . fromI per centto l0 per increased Spending year...). Otherwaysof givingan approximate number: Wehad morethan25000visitors. Numbers deueasedin July. fiell 0rdersdeclinedlastmonth. in praductivity.. in Thismodelis moreexpensive thanthe old one./ A third of the visitorc were children . three fourths = l0l = one hundred also:101 one andone one hundred e*t*0r centre Ld:st'yerdirk'fall in Lattyearkdrop productiviry. comma .. Afternativesto to be responsible for: pay cutscaused increase The the ... Otheradjectives describe change: to a Therehasbeena s@ny declinein enquiries. . . cent last . 40per centof our cars are exported. last 0rdersdeclined steadilvlastquarter.50. product. Most people were happy to pay the entrance fee of &1. Morale a mentaland emotional is condition of enthusiasm. Therewas a S[gbtdropin saleslastmonth. sales are higher. Slightlyindicates a smallchange. an increasa sirlk. sales went up hy il) per cent. Therewereabout25 000visitorsthisyear. Thisis the/eastsuccessful Lastyearb lall in productivity was a direct resultof low morale. . Sales 0rdersincreasedlastmonth.there was a sharpriseof 40per cent. Sales in January.. and Thesepay cufs werc responsible the lor increasein sick leave.. you Whenmakingcomparisons can use expressions suchas: Sales werehigher Aprilthanin May. Otherverbsto describe upwardchange: an roseby 20per cent.

Sales by We mustappoint newagents the FarEast: in 2 Underline the correct word to complete this report.qt. h ln total/0verall. increase March.Dl you would find the information 11 -71. C Recommendations D Conclusion V 2 3 4 5 6 7 worldwide by 18percentinthelastquarter.qg ftp dwi f. in/on d Salescontinued risesteadily to Apriland May.c.t!e. SalesReport Introduction year.there was a steady/steadierdrop in sales. ITCplc A Report Sales lntroduction Findings pg q e. Recommendations f We needto ensureour pricing policy is compete/competition/competitive. i with last Compared . This reportshowsthe salestrendsfor the lastfinancial Details a At the start of the year. Thistrend continued until the end of the year. The summersalescampaign was very successful. in there was a sharp/sharply in the c This was dueto/caused/resulted introductionof a new pricing policy. g We suggestinvesting/invest in further salescampaignsnext year. Conclusion year for us.8.Practice I Look at tttre company sales report below. y. Decide in which part of the report (A . t Saleq wqr1 de 1qs py.nt.!a.. in e This resulted a dramaticdrop/increase in salesduringAugust. business verygood yearandwe expect success continue. b However.1. the Europe hasthe largest still share the market. rose Sales Thisreport shows breakdown sales the of during lastyear. was last this to intheFarEastfell 3 percent.saleswere much high/higher/highest. to in our Overall. of We need increase advertising theFarEast.e. ip. was a very successful this year.

was Brazil bea keymarket usinthefuture.. . due JIJff€€c. were orders were. 3 Recommendations a The main . to ournewmarketing strategy. recommend recommendation visitors placed I Introduction T h e .o fth e re p o rtistoanalysesuccessofour m ar ketinginBr 2 Details a 25000 b 900 enquiries taken. will for .3 Put in an appropriate word or phrase from the box to complete the following report. . . a by 4 Gonclusion in The increase business . EHlftPt-E: decrease a z o r I e b I c a b d I e e f m m p s I b v o b e m s e n c e a I I o s e d o p p e c r m . . opening office Sao in Paolo. an to c Weneed make decision theendofthemonth. . . 4 Find 6 verbs in the square which show an upward or downward movement. . . b Wealso .. .? l l l ? g tg . . . c 150 Fair attended Trade in Sao the Paolo.. isto appoint agents Brazil. . . new in . .

c ln contrast. increased sales competition locally. Sales $ at t ta 2 Sales $ Sales $ 12 3 Year 12 3 Ysar 23 Year improvement w drop -ss+eescful. since then. wasthemost. a significant in increase sales.e.two to led : . Alpha well . inyear Geo one. Fortunately. Sales year. 5. .Look tt the graphc below then use the phrases in the box to complete the report. anddidnotimprove much thesecond Then in we redesigned store thishas. B year Inthefirst BNK . mandger appointed year there been steady a new was last and has a ..lf. !g. new A: performed inthefirstyear sales. th.g. a change ftanagement of inyear.t+gge5. and m ay we haveto consider closingthe . significantly... were . . . . successfulthethree was of stores. s store.q!.YpS. paragraph been graph paragraph Each has for which started you. . Howevel since then. I .. the and . and However.. . . have fallen .*qt. Decide each describes. Sa l ea r eco n ti n u i n g to .lh€]€ffr decline resulted in a sharp dueto verylow years weopened Three ago three shops. . . .. ...

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you in Madrid next month. ffi.$**x**[#i***i*W:i '*l* the end of this month. lt went really well.ffi*.. i A llt he bes t Ashia Responding to tthanks detailswhen you havethem.Wiru$iltffi$ilk&hl@ ffiffi. We .t0:*dF.ffild*.{riiiih. Alejandro Saying lfrank you the conference in London last all have my mobile number! d:id$ig**tif With very best wishes Mario Sayrng goodbye Dear Mario *xt**.*owiw. Donna .St&for .1lr&'during are planning another event in Dubai in March and we would really appreciateyour help there.*$ sorting out the problemswith the deliveries last week.gict:s{ibw&& *-T..msUY. Look forward to seeing All the best Everyonehere in the Tripoli office has askedme to ffit}:t$ttgtffi*albr*re"g*rr:gm&rr.tirffi*![i*{ Bestwishes.irq&.ilriffirffi*i. After a very enloyablecareerin the Buenos Airesoffice I have decidedto move back to Brazil.AtiHft*trat$h*. With bestregards Tareq A personal announcement Dearfriendsand colleagues Thlr k:.ffi!n' .ll#ffik** you are visiting Rio. Let me know if you can make it.We'll miss your visits-i*t*!ffi. sendyou their bestwishes.Messages 1 Appreciation Jlixilln.*rw ffilfin*.

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