1. How often do you write an email?
I don’t really write emails that often, to be honest. My friends and I mostly chat freely through WeChat,
or we’ll even call each other once in a blue moon404. I get tons of emails as a student, but other than405 asking teachers about assignments, I don’t tend to write them.
2. Who do you always write to?
Whenever I send emails, it’s usually to my teachers. I just email them so I can ask about assignments and make sure I’m doing them right. Luckily my teachers are pretty quick with replies406 so I can get my homework done on time. I don’t think I really write emails to anyone else.
3. Do you think it’s important to reply to emails quickly?
Yes, I definitely think it’s important to reply to emails quickly. For one, it’s just common courtesy407. You don’t want to waste other people’s time. Some emails need to be replied to as soon as possible, so it’s best not to put it off 408. For another, it helps clear out your inbox.
4. Do you prefer contacting others by text messages or emails?
I definitely prefer text messages. Most of my friends don’t even check their emails that often, so it’s a
lot easier to get a hold of 409 them over text. Plus, emails are really formal. I feel like texts can get to the point410 a lot quicker and they don’t have to be as serious411.
5. Is there an email that made you happy recently?
Well, talking about an email that I was really happy to receive, the only one I can think of right now is an offer of admission email412 (or “job offer email”) that I received. I’ve been expecting it from the university (or “company”) for months and I still remember the moment my phone popped out413 a notification of receiving this email. I was over the moon414.
404 once in a blue moon:频率低，很罕见
406 pretty quick with replies:回复很快
407 common courtesy:基本的礼貌
408 put it off:拖延
409 get a hold of:联系、联络
410 get to the point:直奔主题
411 as serious:注意这里as是修饰程度的(发短信不需要很严肃正式)
412 the offer of admission email:收到学校 offer 的邮件通知
413 popped out:蹦出，弹出
414 over the moon:超级开心