ICSE Class 9 Comprehension and Composition Revision Notes for Email Writing
What is an E-mail?
An e-mail is the fastest way to communicate in writing. The word e-mail simply means electronic mail,which we send across the Internet or other computer networks. An e-mail can be sent from a computer or from a smartphone which has access to the Internet.
Some Facts about E-mail
What does an E-mail Look Like?
Most e-mail service providers allow users to customise their online profiles. Each user can choose from a variety of themes and set their preferences. It is similar to setting themes on your computer.
An e-mail looks like a letter except that it is not handwritten. Let us examine the differences between a letter and an e-mail.
Components of an E-mail
An e-mail consists of two main sections:
- The header
- The body
The following fields are part of the header:
- The To field
- The Cc field
- The Bcc field
- The Subject line
The body of the e-mail consists of an introductory paragraph and a short description in writing. It consists of
- A salutation
- An opening sentence
- The information in detail
- Closing line
- Signature line
An e-mail can be formal or informal. Let us read a few samples.
You haven’t received the refund of the defective product you sent back to an online shopping company two weeks ago. Write a letter to the Sales Head of the company explaining the matter and asking him to investigate the delay at the earliest. Sign the e-mail as Chandran Iyer.
You recently visited a live concert of your favourite singer. Write an e-mail to your younger brother describing the event. Sign the e-mail as Gaurav Pawar.
Your apartment has problems of leakage and peeling paint because of exterior seepage. Write a letter to the secretary of your society requesting him to mend the exterior wall that is leaking. Attach some photographs of the damage in the apartment. Sign the e-mail as Ravi Yadav.
Write an e-mail to the editor of a daily expressing strong contempt over a gender-biased piece written by one of his correspondents titled ‘Working women destroy families’.