An email to ask a colleague to do something-CEFR

Learn how to write an email to ask a colleague to do something.

Are you a pre-intermediate (CEFR level A2) English learner? This section provides writing practise to assist you in creating short, simple texts, notes, and messages. Messages, forum posts, personal profiles, forms, and emails are all examples of text. 

How to write?
  • Some people want you to address them by their first names, while others prefer you to address them by their title (such as Ms. or Mr.) plus their last names. Find out the standard email format in your company. 
  • Give a justification for the request. 
  • Give a deadline if you can. 
  • Give specific dates. 
  • Do you think you could...? is a polite way to begin your request. or I'd appreciate it if you/we/I could... 
  • If you don't know the recipient well, you can end your letter by adding Best Regards just before your name.


From: Gabriela Flores

To: Yuki Sato

Subject: Request for new price list for V1698 face creams

Dear Yuki,

Next Monday, December 10th, is our presentation day to some new clients who are interested in learning more about our V1698 face creams. 

Kate told me that the costs have lately changed. She said you have the updated price list. Would it be feasible for you to email it to me? 

I would appreciate it if we could get it by Thursday, December 6, at the latest. That would allow us enough time to plan our presentation. 

Thank you so much for your assistance.

Best regards,



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