At the end of the lesson…You should be able to:• State when informal letters are used• State the various components that forms an informal letter• List out some useful introductions, different ways to stop writing, alternatives to say goodbye and other ways to close an informal letter
I WANT MORE MARKS!You are advised to write between 250 and 350 words for this sectionYou should read the information carefully and plan your answer before beginning to write.
Informal Letter• Who do you write informal letters to? – peers or adults whom you feel close to.• Examples – Your best friend – Your sister – Your babysitter – Your cousin• Who else?
Senders Address •Top left •Your own address/ writers address •Leave a line before date
How to write addresses•HDB address: Block 49 Bedok Avenue 3 #14-76 Singapore 132449•Private estate address: 5 Hendrick Lane Singapore 198675 Note: NO punctuation in address
What else?Block XXXXXXXXXSingapore 12345610 February 2010Dear XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXLoveKailuo
Introduction• Saying ‘hello’• Something about the last letter
Useful introductions• Thanks for your last letter. It was interesting reading it/ I really enjoyed reading it.• It was great to hear from you.• I am sorry that I have not written for so long as I was busy preparing for exams/I was away on holiday.• How are you? I hope everything is going well for you.• I was happy/ delighted/ surprised/sorry to
BODY• Reason for writing – Where you are – What you are doing – News about yourself or situation
An excuse to stop writing• I really must/ have to go now. My mother is nagging at me to clean up my room.• I had better sign off now because I have a major science test tomorrow.• Well, I must finish because……………………• Must dash/ rush now, …………………………
Saying goodbye• Write back soon.• Please, write soon.• Looking forward to seeing you.• I can’t wait to hear from you.
Closing• Lots of love• Love• Best wishes• Regards• Take care
Practice question You are away from home visiting a relative. You have decided to write a letter to a friend. You should: – Briefly describe where you are – Say why you are there – Mention something pleasant or unpleasant that has happened so far, – Outline your plans for the next day – Explain the arrangements for your journey homeWrite the letter to your friend, making sure that you cover all 5 points.