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In the previous video, you started a new email using your Gmail account.

In this video, you will write a message to your friend about the activities you’re planning together.

If you’ve just completed the last video, you will continue writing the email saved in your Drafts folder.

It will appear with the word “Draft” in red.

You will be able to recognize it by the subject line of the message.

If you didn’t complete the earlier activities in this unit, create a new email.

Think about the types of activities you might want to do with a friend, such as going to the movies or getting dinner at a restaurant.

In your message you might describe the activities you have picked so far, ask for ideas on more things to do, or suggest an agenda for the day.

In the body of the email, type a message to your friend about the list of activities you’re planning.

Tell them about your ideas, and ask for their thoughts.

Since email is a quick and easy way to communicate with others, you don’t always need to be formal when you write email messages.

Choose the format and tone based on who you’re writing to.

When you’re emailing a friend, write how you’d speak in an informal conversation.

If you’re writing an instructor, boss, or community member, you may want to use a more formal tone.

Include a greeting, message, and closing.

Look over your email to check for spelling and grammar mistakes.

The more formal the message, the more careful you should be about checking for errors.

In this activity, because you’re writing to a friend, be more casual.


  1. Open the email you started earlier.
  2. Write a quick note to your friend.