英文メールの書き方:仕事が遅れている理由を説明する

こんなシチュエーション、お仕事でありませんか?

明日12時までに提出するつもりだった書類が、もう少し時間がかかりそう。提出先に、少し遅れることと、その理由を説明したい。

 

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こちらの動画では、伝えるべきメッセージとニュアンスを書き手が考えているところから、以下の内容のメールを実際に英語で書く様子までをご覧いただけます。

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ジャスティン、

明日お昼までにスライドを作って渡すつもりでしたが、病院に行かなければならなくなり、難しくなりそうです。

耳の調子が悪く、医者に診てもらわなければなりません。しかし3時までには提出できると思います。

お待たせしてしまい申し訳ありません。

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今後の仕事での英語メールの参考になれば幸いです。

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Hello everyone! Welcome to E-mail Picks. I'm about to write an e-mail to my colleague,

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Justin. It's a mail of apology. I'd been
working on a task that needs to be done

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within tomorrow and I need to submit it
to Justin. I told him that I would get it

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done by lunch tomorrow because I thought I would have enough time to do it. But

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this morning, I realized that I was
having a little trouble hearing with my...

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with my left ear. So I decided to go to
the hospital. But going to the hospital

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means that I will lose around two hours
of work time. So now, I'm doubtful that

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I'll be able to keep the deadline that I
set for myself. So I'm going to tell Justin

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that I will need just a little more time
to finish my work. So let me show you

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what that e-mail will look like. Hi Justin,
Sorry, I told you I'd get the slides to

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you by lunch tomorrow, but I need to go
to the hospital urgently and I don't

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think I can keep my word. Something is
going on with my ear and I need to have

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it checked. However, I should be able to
hand the slides into you by 3:00 p.m. I'm

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sorry to keep you waiting. I hope that'll
be OK.

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Kyota. OK. So in this e-mail, I went right
into the main point because I am kind of

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in a hurry. "I don't think I can keep my
word" means "I don't think I can keep my

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promise." Now in the second paragraph, I am explaining why I need to go to the

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hospital. But Justin doesn't need to know
about my health problem in detail.

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I just want to communicate that it's a
bit serious, but not going to too much

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detail. That's why I wrote "Something is
going on with my ear." I think that sounds

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serious enough. And then, I told Justin my
new deadline and apologized for keeping

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him waiting. So there you go. An e-mail to
explain the reason for a slight delay. I

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need to head out to the hospital because
it's gonna close in about an hour. So

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thank you for watching. I'll see you
later!

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