'P.S. These days most people are juggling their job and their family life. Did you end up doing it?' I have been busy since last month. You know how I don't like to spend money, but I had to buy a new car after the car I had (the blue Ford escort) kept breaking down. Always trouble, but such a nice guy. Anyway, I have to get back to doing some work. When you use 'do you remember', you follow it by saying what the experience or situation was (e.g. One of the best way to extent the wishes is not by a text message, a phone call or an email, it is by showing concern and expressing greetings through writing a Christmas letter or card. You had to take him back to the hotel in a taxi and put him to bed. moving to Australia, going to university etc...). ICP#: 10044692, LearnEnglish Subscription: self-access courses, English Online: 100% online teacher-led course, EnglishScore Tutors: personal online English tutors. When the answer is correct, this icon will appear next to the answer. We decided to walk to the village. Then do the quiz at the end to check if you are right. For example: Doing two things at once (thinking about what you are going to write at the same time as trying to write it) is never a good thing. 'are you still playing golf?' Log in or register to post comments; Huini replied on 3 May, 2020 - 12:05 Bangladesh . Another phrase that you can use to do the same thing is 'I was thinking the other about'. I was thinking the other day about when we all went to London for the weekend. Normally, the greeting would say 'somebody gives their love' or 'somebody says hi'. We just moved to a bigger flat so maybe you can come and visit one weekend? These are ways that in which you can do both at the same time. So why do many people struggle when writing one and end up writing a boring one, a very short one or not writing one at all? It is always used at the end of emails (after you write your name). Can't wait to see you! Just leave this greeting for your friends … People need friends to pass their time vividly. When you apologise, don't give an excuse like you've been busy (it sounds false). A phrase you use in the email to introduce an amusing/funny story, is, A phrase used to ask your friend if they are continuing doing something (e.g. 'I remember you telling me that you were planning to leave your job. Obviously, you would follow this phrase with the name of the person (e.g. I replied positively. By asking a question in this way, it shows that you both remember what they were doing before and that you are interested in knowing if they are doing it still. At first I felt like I had no idea what I was doing but now I realise it's normal to feel like that. ', 'when we used to play tennis in the park?' After this you would very quickly tell them what things are still the same. To use 'I remember you telling me that' to ask a question, you would follow it by 'you were planning/thinking about', then by what they were planning to do (e.g. Slang Greetings. Having a good structure not only makes the email easier to read for your friend, but it also makes it a lot easier and quicker to write for you. Normally, you would say this in the first sentence, just after asking them how they are. They would mostly communicate through texting, calling, or I can't believe we haven't seen each other since Carl's wedding. We really need a good catch up! I know I can always count on you when everything in my life comes to an end. To see exercises and examples for over 20 other types of emails and advice on writing them, go to our email exercise menu.