Schrijfvaardigheid Engels - writing an email

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lesson goals
after this lesson you will have improved your writing skills
after this lesson you will know the structure of an email
after this lesson you will know different salutations

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How to begin?
To = email adress

> don't forget @

Subject: waar gaat het over
> between 2-4 words

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Aanhef (salutation)
formal or informal: always Dear

Dear Sister,
Dear David,
Dear Mr. Smith,
Dear Dr. Johson,
Hi David,
Dear Sir/Madam,

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Helpful phrases
  • My name is.......
  • I am a eighteen year old boy/girl from....
  • I am writing about......
  • I am looking for information about.....

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Helpful phrases
  • How are you?
  • How have you been?
  • How is life treating you?
  • How are the kids?
  • I hope you are doing well.

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Helpful phrases
  • I am looking forward to your reply
  • I hope to hear from you soon

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Signing off
Informal emails

  • Best wishes
  • Kind regards
  • Take care
  • Love

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Signing off
Formal emails

  • yours faithfully 
  • yours sincerely 

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let op!
  • always sign off with your own name
  • always write 'I' with a capital letter
  • write days, months, names with a capital letter

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Mind your grammar!

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Mind your punctuation!

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Word order
  • Wie
  • Doet
  • Wat
  • Waar
  • Wanneer

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Mind your spelling!

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Write an email
An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice. Write an email to your friend. 
You should write at least 10 sentences.
In your email:
  • offer to find somewhere to stay (hotel or youth hostel)
  • give advice about 2 activities your friend can do while visiting the Netherlands 
  • give information about what clothes to bring

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