Email Determiners Pairwork Practice Student A Choose one of the determiners below and read out examples, starting with the most difficult, until your partner guesses which one (a/ the/ some/ any/ my/ your/ his/ our/ -) should be in the gaps. They can only guess once per example and you get one point for each one they get wrong. If you run out of examples before they guess the determiner, make up your own examples or give hints. A I’m writing to request ______ copy of your latest catalogue. This is just _________ quick/ short note to say… Sorry I haven’t been in touch for _______ while. Any If you need _______ further information about this matter, please feel free to contact me. If you need ______ further details, please feel free to contact me at ______ time. I am available for interview at ______ time. We apologise for ______ inconvenience that this may have caused. My Give _______ regards to John. Send _________ love to Steve. It will be ____________ pleasure to attend. I’ll ask _______ boss about this and get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you for bringing this to ______ attention. The I’m writing to you about our meeting ________ week after next. Is ________ meeting going ahead as planned? It was great nice to meet you at _________ conference last week. Can you get back to me about that by ________ end of ________ week? Please see _______ attachment for further details. ______ attached document explains… Here is ______ document that you asked for. _____ first/ second/ last thing that you asked about was… Here’s ______ info that you asked for: How are ________ things? I am interested in the course you advertised in the Mail _________ last month I’m writing to you about our meeting the week after _______ next See you on _______ Monday Thank you in ________ advance The bulkier documents will arrive by ________ snail mail soon. We’ll send you the original documents by ________ courier. Well, I must get back to __________ work

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Email Determiners Pairwork Practice Student B Choose one of the determiners below and read out examples, starting with the most difficult, until your partner guesses which one (a/ the/ some/ any/ my/ your/ his/ our/ -) should be in the gaps. They can only guess once per example and you get one point for each one they get wrong. If you run out of examples before they guess the determiner, make up your own examples or give hints. Our I’m writing to you in connection with ______ conversation last week. Please accept ____ sincerest apologies. Some Could you give me ___________ more details? I am writing to ask for __________ information on…. The I am free on ________ fifteenth, if that is convenient with you. I am writing to apply for ________ job of assistant manager which I saw in yesterday’s Guardian. I will be free on ________ following Monday/I will be free ________ Monday after that. I’m busy all morning but I’m free in _______ afternoon. I’ve attached _________ latest figures. In _______ meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. It was great to meet you at ______ conference last week. To: _____ sales team We would like to apologise for __________ delay in your order. Thanks for ________ invitation, but I’m flying abroad on that day. Sorry to write to you out of _________ blue, but… All _______ best As you can see from _____ attached document/ CV,… Your ___________ attendance would be very much appreciated at this event. For __________ reference, please find the accounts attached. Give my regards to _______ family. I hope you and ___________ family are well. I would like to draw ___________ attention to… In reply to ______ questions,… Please reply at _________ earliest convenience.* Re: _________ fax (ref no. TH 2987), … Thank you for ______ cooperation.* Thanks again for all ______ help. Thanks for _____ quick reply. Thanks for _______ letter/ email/ fax/ phone call last week. With reference to _______ letter of 3 June. *These expressions are rare and have very specific meanings, so please be careful when using them. Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012

Email- Determiners Pairwork - Using English

If you need ______ further information about this matter, please feel free to contact me. If you need ... It was great nice to meet you at ______ conference last week. Can you get back ... Thanks for ______ letter/ email/ fax/ phone call last week.

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