Directions: Read the email. Respond as if you have recently moved to a new city. In your email to the committee, make at least TWO requests for information.
From: Dale City Welcome Committee To: New Dale City Resident Subject: Welcome to your new home! Sent: July 23
Welcome! We would like to be the first to welcome you to Dale City. We know that there are many things to do when you move, from finding your way around town to setting up your utilities. Please contact us if you need any help at all.
Directions: Respond to the email as if you are trying to sell your house privately. Answer the questions and provide at least TWO details about the neighbourhood and ONE reason why you can or can't negotiate the price.
From: Taryn Kent
Subject: Your home
Sent: January 7
Hello. I've been looking at the photo gallery of your online home buyer's ad. Congratulations on trying to sell your home without a real estate agent. It is difficult (we have done it twice) but is worth the effort if you find a reasonable buyer. My sister is interested in buying a home in your region. Your home could be ideal if you are willing to negotiate the price. Your asking price is about $10,000 above her budget. She also wants to live near an elementary school and a bus route. I'm not sure if your home is near these amenities. Could you let me know about these details? Most importantly, are you open to negotiation on the price? Please let me know when the house would be available for viewing.
Respond as if you are a businessperson interested in subscribing to the Journal of Business News. In your e-mail, ask THREE questions.
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Respond as if you are a member of the Social Committee. In your e-mail, explain ONE problem and make TWO suggestions.
From: George Pinkney To: Social Committee members Subject: Meeting Sent: April 12, 20--
It is time for a meeting of the Social Committee. We need to start planning the annual year-end party. I would like all members of the committee to meet next Friday morning from 9 to 11 in Conference Room A. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are available to attend the meeting.
You recently visited a business tech trade fair and are very interested SimpleTalk, a product that simplifies business answering systems. You would like to purchase a SimpleTalk system for all four branches of your company.
Write an email to the vendor requesting information and setting up a time to talk further.