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  • 1. WRITING TIP 2:WRITING AN INFORMAL LETTER Teacher: Natalia Delbono Colegio Sagrado Corazón
  • 2. WRITING AN INFORMAL LETTER Informal letters are personal letters, postcards, notes and messages Characteristics of an informal letter:  Shorter sentences  Personal tone  Shortened verb forms  No specially polite phrases  Active verbs  Some slang could be included
  • 3. LAYOUT Your Write your address in the address top right hand corner The date Write the date directly belowDear….., Write the first line next …….………………………………………..… to the left hand margin…………………………………………………….. Begin the next line……………………………………………………… under the name………………………………………………… Ending Your name
  • 4. Let’s have a look to an example… 22 York Street Never put your name before Bridewell your address BR8 4SO 24th Nov 19 Write the house number first, followed by the street, town (and post code, if you know it)Dear Ken, Many thanks for your letter and for the photographs –they brought back very happy memories of our holiday. Never begin with Dear Friend. I’m glad to hear that your new job is going so well. It Always use a namemust be very exciting for you to have the chance of working there.I’m very happy for you. With closer friends, you could Do let me know when you’re coming to England. It just put Write soonwould be lovely to see you and you’re most welcome to stay here –there’s plenty of room! Hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes and Yours are useful general endings. For Best wishes, close friend, you can end Sue with Love
  • 5. Some vocabulary and expressions you can use… Beginnings…  Many thanks for your letter  It was very nice to hear from you recently  I was glad to hear that…  I hope you ….  It seems ages since I last wrote  I’ve been meaning to write to you for ages  I’m writing just to let you know…
  • 6. Some vocabulary and expressions you can use… Thanking…  Thanks for the invitation  Thanks a lot for inviting me…  Thank you so much…  I’m writing to thank you / Thank you so much for (+noun/-ing)  It was very kind of you to … Apologizing  I’m sorry but I can’t …  Sorry, I can’t make it  I’m sorry to say I can’t…  I’m writing to apologise about…/for the fact that (+clause)/ for not (+ing)  I’m terribly sorry that…
  • 7. Some vocabulary and expressions you can use… Requests…  I’m writing to / I wonder if I could ask you a favour  I wonder if / I was wondering if you could help me?  I’d be terribly grateful…  Please don’t hesitate to say no if you can’t manage it. Endings…  Looking forward to hearing from you / seeing you  Hope to hear from you soon / see you soon  Write soon / See you soon
  • 8. Good luckin your writings!

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