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  • 1. informal letters 2
    19th July
    st. hilda’s secondary
    tp one: ArmanAlluwie
    1
  • 2. 2
  • 3. what we will achieve today
    by 9.15am I would have
    learnt from my classmates about informal letter writing
    understood the various elements found in an informal letter
    3
  • 4. examples of letter writing
    letters to friends
    to ex-classmates
    love letters
    letters to teachers
    letters to family members
    pen pals from overseas
    diary
    emails
    4
  • 5. postcards
    have a format of it’s own
    “ah long” letters (Wensheng’s)
    more of a note
    Whatsapp / SMS (Jerome’s)
    discourse of it’s own.. like cya l8 ;)
    5
  • 6. topics to write about
    a specific question / topic
    past events
    relating a personal experience
    vacation (Jerome’s)
    your life (Bao Zhen’s)
    what I did/ how I am doing
    6
  • 7. topics to write about
    invitations (Tang Xin’s)
    problems at school (Daryl’s)
    “hawt” pretty girls
    7
  • 8. making it sound informal
    be casual
    friendly tone
    feelings/ emotions
    supporting points/ evidence (Janice’s)
    can be more direct
    8
  • 9. making it sound informal
    don’t need to use Sir-s or Mdm-s, can just write the name (Patricia’s)
    informal greeting (eg. Hello)
    exchange greetings
    ask about person’s well being (Janice)
    9
  • 10. making it sound informal
    using exclamation marks (Bao Zhen’s)
    hooks (Ting Kang’s)
    I look forward to your reply
    using conversational language
    slangs in quotations (Ting Kang’s)
    10
  • 11. making it sound informal
    informal signature blocks (Bao Zhen’s)
    love, best wishes
    11
  • 12. honor roll
    12
  • 13. Gabriel Ng
    Leonard Tan
    Joshua Wong
    Jerome Saw
    13
  • 14. informal letters
    (paired activity)
    14
  • 15. sample questions
    let’s have a look at section 1 of your worksheets
    15
  • 16. Write a letter to a classmate who met with an accident and has just returned home from hospital. He or she will be recuperating at home for another week. In your letter, you should give the following information, reordering the points and adding other interesting details, where necessary
    16
  • 17. Write a letter to a classmate who met with an accident and has just returned home from hospital. He or she will be recuperating at home for another week. In your letter, you should give the following information, reordering the points and adding other interesting details, where necessary
    17
  • 18. Your cousin has just received his results for the PSLE. Having scored well he has the choice of either entering a premier or neighborhood school. Unable to make a choice, he has written to you to ask for advice. The two schools up for consideration are as follows:
    Taking into account your cousin’s personality, capability and family background, suggest one of the two schools to him in order that he might reach his potential in an environment that he can easily thrive in. Your letter should be written in a friendly tone, and set out in clear, accurate English
    18
  • 19. Your cousin has just received his results for the PSLE. Having scored well he has the choice of either entering a premier or neighborhood school. Unable to make a choice, he has written to you to ask for advice. The two schools up for consideration are as follows:
    Taking into account your cousin’s personality, capability and family background, suggest one of the two schools to him in order that he might reach his potential in an environment that he can easily thrive in. Your letter should be written in a friendly tone, and set out in clear, accurate English
    19
  • 20. some pointers…
    “Use some or all of the following notes”
    not compulsory to use all the points
    20
  • 21. 21
  • 22. some pointers…
    Add other information as necessary, to make your letter an interesting one.
    elaboration on points
    Equal emphasis on each
    Reordering points
    22
  • 23. linking back
    group activity
    topics to write about
    making it sound informal
    23
  • 24. informal letter format
    section 2 of the handout
    24
  • 25. address / date
    address
    your own
    date
    spell out the month fully
    write the numerals for the year
    eg. 19th July 2011
    25
  • 26. address/ date/ salutation
    let’s have a look at section 2.1 of your worksheets
    26