Alejandra Gomez

Alejandra Gomez

I'm Alejandra, I've been working as an EFL teacher since 1980. Currently, I'm working as an online Moderator/Educator for the BC delivering teaching development courses and other MOOC courses for FL

Location México

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  • Hello everyone,
    My sincere apologies for not attending the live session, due to my time difference (based in Mexico) the FB live wast at 3:30 am.
    Thanks for the video, will watch it.

  • Definitely @SiaAchillia
    I agree with you.
    I'm sure you checked this site https://ioelondonblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/are-emoji-a-universal-language-today-is-world-emoji-day-so-lets-%F0%9F%A4%94-about-it/
    In Mexico, we are used to working using WhatsApp groups to work on a more efficient way and then we do use emoticons.
    What about you?

  • Thanks @AndreaUrbina , can you give some examples, please?

  • Yes @AlbertoBetancourt
    You will analyse your answer deeper in the next steps

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Thanks for your reply, please check the answers in this link https://ugc.futurelearn.com/uploads/files/a3/ad/a3ad3277-830a-4abb-bf4c-e9b8c89eee4f/Opening_with_style_step_2.17.pdf
    so you can understand the rationle behind them.

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Which one is your favourite one and why?

  • @LottiSimyatizky
    Interesting combination, why do you like it?

  • @AndreaUrbina
    I can see that, please let us know why you like this style-

  • @PascaleMignonPauletto
    Thanks for your reply, please let us know, How do you feel when the reader responds in a style that’s very different from yours?

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Thanks, can you share some of the phrases you use to begin your emails?

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Thanks for your contribution, what sentence you write before getting to the main point?

  • @HashimMuumin
    I agree with you, however depending on the way the email is organised it can be less boring, otherwise, I recommend to attach a document, this way we'll know we have to pay attention to it. Don't you think?

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Don't you skip important information by reading the way you do?

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Thanks for sharing the way you organise to read emails.
    What about the place to read them?

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Thanks for your comments, I think each of us work differently, depending on duties and time.

  • @EmmaLaw
    Thanks for your contribution, keep also in mind that it's important to know when they should be used.
    This link can help you add more linking words https://ugc.futurelearn.com/uploads/files/7f/5d/7f5d3dde-36a2-4bc6-8fa3-e75c0d9375fa/Linking_words.pdf

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Thanks for your answers and don't forget to downlaod APPLYING PLAIN ENGLISH_SUGGESTED RESPONSES PDF in order to compare your answers.

  • Thanks for your complete answers @EmmaLaw
    Please, download APPLYING PLAIN ENGLISH_SUGGESTED RESPONSES PDF, so you can compare your answers

  • Thanks @AndreaUrbina
    Remember to download APPLYING PLAIN ENGLISH_SUGGESTED RESPONSES PDF, so you can compare your answers

  • @ElizabethNazu
    Thanks for your answer, so, do you think 'plain' English refers to vocabulary?
    What about grammar?
    What if 'technical' English is required?
    Finally, Why is writing in plain English so important?
    Read you back!

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Please share with us, Why is writing in plain English so important?
    Read you back!

  • @EmmaLaw
    I absolutely agree with yout that being clear and using concise sentences is a 'must' in plain English.
    However, why is it important to use it?

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Interesing answer, please share with us, Why do you think 'no abbreviations' should be used in plain English?
    Read you soon!

  • @HashimMuumin
    Thanks for your answer, why to you think 'crystal clear communication' is important?

  • @HeidiParker
    I agree with you related to concise and clear, however 'basic' words, is not clear to me, can you explain a little, please?
    Read you back!

  • @EmmaLaw
    Thanks for your comments, why do you think the words in number 1 are diffcult to be understoom?

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Thanks for your comments, why do you think number 4 is very difficult?

  • @HeidiParker
    Thanks for your comments, can you expand a little on the number 1 explanation?

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Can you, please identify the problem in each of the extract?
    Read you back!

  • @ElizabethNazu
    Can you, please identify the problem in each of the extract?
    Read you back!

  • Thanks for your comment, Elizabeth

  • @EmmaLaw
    As commented by Chris, invite them to take the course!

  • @LuisePeters
    That normally happens, now after the course, you can guide them. don't you think?

  • @DebiDuren
    Just checked and this is the reply I received: "unfortunately we don't do one for the FBLive". However it's been checked if there's a way to do it.
    Get back to you as soon as I get some news

  • @VittorioRadnic
    Same question as in Emma's reply.

  • Thanks @EmmaLaw
    Can your email (Step 1.7) be improved in any way after reading these questions?

  • @MuhammadNazir
    I agree with you, not only in emails, but in our work in general

  • @DebiDuren
    Thanks for sharing your ideas, I completely agree with you, 'organising' our thoughts leads to a successful communication.

  • @VittorioRadnic
    Thanks for sharing, do you plan before writing your emails?

  • @DebiDuren
    Thanks for letting us know.
    Let me ask and share if a transcript is available.

  • @DebiDuren
    Thanks for your Task.
    Remember that you will be asked to come back and analyse it.
    It's important that you download the PDF document in this step.

  • @DebiDuren
    Don't worry if you are not sure how to structure your email, you will see this in the next steps.
    What's important is to know what you want to improve.

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Thanks for your reply.
    So how can we make our email writing more effective?
    Read you back!

  • @DebiDuren
    Thanks for sharing your doubts, but all of them will be asnwered throughout the course, in fact, at the end of this week, in case you feel they were answered, don't hesitate to mention it.

  • @DebiDuren
    Thanks for your answer and for sharing your doubts, I'm sure you will find the answers to them throughout the course.

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Hope you can put into practice this way of writing emails.
    Is there anything in POWER that you’re not sure about?

  • @AndreaUrbina
    Thanks for your replies, is there any tip you can share when writing emails?
    Look forward to reading your answer.

  • @EmmaLaw
    Thanks for your reply, can you please let us know, "What are some of the reader focused questions that the people in this video have mentioned?"
    Read you back, soon!

  • @AlbertoBetancourt
    Can you please answer the following questions:
    1. What are some of the reader focused questions that the people in this video have mentioned?
    2. If you have never met the reader before, how would you know the answers to the questions in the list above?
    Look forward to reading your answers

  • @HashimMuumin
    Thanks for your reply, however, If you have never met the reader before, how would you know the answers to the questions in the list above?
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  • Thanks @MariaHarper for your detailed reply which summarises the main points!
    Read you in the following weeks!!

  • @OlegFinogenov
    Thanks for your answer.
    Definitely, being formal helps, but more importantly, I think, is asking questions that clarify any doubt we may have.
    Read you in the following weeks!

  • @tameisharoberts
    I agree with you having clear what the person needs as this leads to clear communication, as you well mention.
    Read you in the following weeks!

  • @SiaAchillia
    Many thanks for your thoughts and for sharing them.
    I like what you mention about asking for clarification as this helps us not to have misunderstandings in the future.
    Thanks again for a great Week 1!!

  • Hi everyone,
    Thanks for your comments, please rememeber to download the PDF KEY PHRASES FOR EMAILS, so you can have it at hand whenever you need it.

  • @EmmaLaw
    Thanks for your reflection.
    It would be interesting if you can share with us if you have used the 'cold' tone.

  • @LuisePeters
    Very interesting reflection and I agree with you that many times it depends on the culture.
    What about the 'efficient' tone?

  • Thanks @LottiSimyatizky,
    What about the 'cold' and 'rude' tones?
    Have you ever used them?
    In which situations?

  • @HeidiParker
    In which situations? or who have you written in such tones?
    Read you back

  • @HashimMuumin
    What about the 'efficient' or 'rude' tones, have you ever used any of them?
    If so, in which situations?