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Hi Min: Section 2 How R U ? I had a very gr 8 night yesterday. I got many presents because yesterday was my birthday. I’m very happy! : ) I miss you very much , I really want to talk with you F 2 F. Have a nice day! CU!
Section 1 Before You Read Can you read these following expressions? F 2 F face to face How R U ? How are you? CU! See you! BTW By the way. CUL 8 r See you later!
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Section 1 Before You Read 1. Why do many people use e-mail English? 2. How many types does e-mail English use? What are they? 3. When can we use e-mail English? 4. Can we use it in class or in a test? Why? When can we use it then?
Section 2 While You Read Can you write in English? And can you also write e-mail English? Maybe not. e-mail English is a new kind of written English that is being used to save time.
Section 2 While You Read … This is because they come from a computer program called ICQ, which means I seek you. ICQ is an e-mail “chatline” that people use to have online conversations with friends. One Canadian teacher says, “People can use their computers to talk to each other. But you are supposed to type quickly so the other person doesn’t get bored, so using e-mail English helps you write quickly. ”
Section 2 While You Read … The first are “abbreviations”. These are formed by using the first letter of each word in the phrase. For example , BTW means “by the way”, and GSL means “can’t stop laughing”. The second kind of word is a “homophone”- it’s created by combining letters and symbols, or numbers, to sound like other words. An example of this would be to write “great” as “gr 8”, or to write “see you later” as“CUL 8 r”.
Section 2 While You Read When you write e-mail English you do not need to use punctuation marks only in the traditional way. You are also supposed to use them to show the emotion you are feeling. These are called “emotions”. The advantage or using punctuation marks is that you can make faces with them. The most common one is the happy face- it looks like this : ) And it is made with a colon and a right bracket beside it.
Section 2 While You Read E-mail English is fun- it’s almost like writing riddles. You Can learn it easily by yourselves, and experiment with your own ideas. It is not rude to write e-mail English, but it is important to use it only at the proper time- when you are e-mailing a friend, or sending a message to a friend on mobile phone. But you shouldn’t use it in class, and remember your teachers will not be pleased if you write e-mail English in a test!
Section 3 After You Read 3 types of e-mail English at the top of each column. Give a example. 1. abbreviations BTW, CSL 2. homophone gr 8, CUL 8 r 3. emoticons : )
Section 3 1. a) 2. a) 3. a) 4. a) 5. 6. After You Read E-mail English is used to have fun b) to save time c) to study faster WBQ would mean with best wishes b) which queue c) write back quickly “Great” sounds most like late b) get c) seat In e-mail English, punctuation marks are used normally b) instead of c) to show feelings E-mail English is supposed to be used a) on mobile phones b) in class c) in tests
Section 4 Go For It ! Do these two on your own: My e-mail English ideas 1. I had a great weekend. And you? 2. Oh no! I am going to be late. Do these two with a partner: 3. I have seen that movie four times. It’s great. 4. Excuse me. Could you please help me? Our e-mail English ideas
Section 4 Go For It ! Write a note to some friends using e-mail English, or practice typing e-mail English messages on a computer.