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TOPIC
Letter Writing:
PRESENTED BY :
USMAN IDREES
WAQAR HASSAN
HAIDER MEHBOOB
ABUZAR IQBAL
CONTENTS
• INTRODUCATION
• FORMAT
• CLASSIFICATION
• SOCIAL LETTER
• FRIENDLY LETTER
• BUSINESS LETTER
• LETTER OF APPLICA...
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Definition of “Letter”
Letter
“A written or printed communication
directed to a person or organization.”
The Importance of Letters
• Represent your company’s public image
and your competence
• More personal than a report, yet m...
Introductory Components of a Letter
• Personal Address
– Street address
– City
– State
– Zip Code
• Company Address
– Company’s name
– Street address
– City
–...
• Full Calendar Date
– May 31,2009
– 31May 2009
• 2-4 spaces
• Address of the reader
– Reader’s Name
– Reader’s Title
– Company Name
– Company Street
Address
– Company City
– Company ...
• IF you know the reader’s
name, salutation will be
– First / Last Name
– Followed by Colon
– For example
• Dear Mr. Smith...
• Includes
– Introductory Paragraph
– Discussion Paragraph
– Concluding Paragraph
• 2 spaces below salutation
• 2 spaces b...
• Place a comma after
complimentary close
• Preferred close is
Sincerely,
• 2 spaces below body
• Sign your name legibly
• Type your name
• Mention your title
(Optional)
• 4 spaces below
complimentary close
Letter Formats
• Full-block format
– All text typed on left
margin
– Spaces between
paragraphs
• Simplified format
– Same ...
Full Block Format
Simplified Format
CLASSIFICATION OF
LETTERS
Classficat
ion
Formal Informal
FORMAL LETTERS
Formal Letter
• A formal letter is a letter written to a business, a
college, or any professional that are not considered
...
• ADDRESSEE: someone you don’t know
• WE TALK ABOUT: work, business or
offical subjects
• KINDS OF FORMAL LETTERS:
What ki...
LAYOUT
1. Address + date
2. Salutation
3. Body
4. Complimentary close
5. P.S.
ADDRESS & DATE
• In the top left
corner..
– Address and date of
the person/company
you are writing to
• In the top right
c...
SALUTATION
• The most common salutation in an
informal letter is “Dear….”
• Note that it is followed by a comma.
Dear Mr /...
BODY
TOPIC
FORMAL REASON
(ENCLOSURE)
CONTACT
4. COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yoursfaithfully, (...
STYLE
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
USEFUL LANGUAGE
SAMPLES
123 Pine Street
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
October 30, 2005
ABC Company
345 Spruce Street
Whatever, IL 01233
Dear Mr. Brown,
Inse...
INFORMAL LETTERS
Informal letter
• An informal letter is a letter you would
write to a friend of family member. It
doesn't necessarily need...
Format
Explanation
Address
· The writer’s address is written at the top right-hand corner
· For example:
25, Jalan Tebing ...
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Informal letter
The format
SOCIAL LETTERS
Social letters
Between friends and relatives, to promote
communication and enhance friendship.
The structure of a social letter
• Headings: the writer’s address and the date
• Inside Address: the receiver’s name and
a...
①Headings
② Salutation,
③ Body of Letter
------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------...
The Language of Social Letters
1. With clarity: short sentences
concrete , specific words
2. Simple: plain, familiar word
...
Whatarethepartsofafriendly
letter?
heading greeting body closing signature
heading
311 East College Street
Stanley, N.C. 28164
August 15, 2004
greetingDear Phil,
How has your summer been? Not too h...
INVITATION LETTERS
What is an Invitation Letter?
• An invitation is a request to attend an event. It
could be an invitation to a barbecue, a ...
Formal Invitation Letter
• Format: Handwritten or typed.
• published; engraved or preprinted invitation or
card. R.S.V.P. ...
Sample of Formal Invitation Letter
Twila Lockard Davis and Gladys Lockard
invite you to an
Open House
celebrating the fift...
Informal Invitation Letter
• Format: Handwritten or typed
• Tone: Informal. Active voice
• Structure: What, When (be speci...
A Sample Informal Invitation Letter
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Davidson,
We will be celebrating Paula and Steve’s thirtieth
year of...
BUSINESS LETTERS
What is a Business Letter?
• A business letter is a letter written in formal
language, usually used when writing from one
...
Functions of the Business Letter
1. It provides a record of the activity
for someone's file.
2. It allows the writer to pr...
The Main Components of a Business
Letter
• Business letters usually contain the following information (in this order):
• W...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
• A formal business letter usually consists of six
parts:
 Heading,
 ...
Heading
• It gives your detailed address and the date
on which the letter is written. You should
write your address as fol...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
– Line 1: The doorplate number and the name
of the road (or P .O. box )...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
Inside Name and Address
• It refers to the addressee's name and address...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
Salutation
The most typical form of salutation is:
Dear + title + name....
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
• If you are not sure about the specific name
of the addressee, you can...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
Body
It usually includes three
components:
–(1) the purpose of writing
...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
Complementary Close
–It usually takes the form of
"Yours sincerely" or ...
Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter
Signature
It should be placed
between the
complimentary
close and your
...
Format of Business Letters
• Usually, there are two formats of English
business letters:
The semi-indented style
The blo...
• According to the
semi-indented style,
the heading, inside
name and address,
salutation,
complementary close,
and signatu...
Blocked Style
• According to the blocked
style, the heading,
complementary close,
and signature are flush
with the right m...
LETTER OF APPLICATION
Format
26 Brookbank Road,
Chalkside,
Surrey SN 5 3BQ
The Managing Director, (sender’s address)
Sinton Experts LTD,
3 Castl...
Following greetings and salutations are appropriate for a
letter of application
1. Dear Sir/Madam,
Yours faithfully,
2. De...
1. Dear Sir/Madam, √
Yours faithfully,
2. Dear Sally Brown, × (do not start with Dear+person’s full name)
Love,
3. Dear Mr...
Read the letter and complete the paragarph plan:
age/qualifications reasons for writing closing remarks
experience/persona...
OFFICIAL LETTERS
Official Letters also called Formal Letters
45 Orange Close
West Burnham
West Yorkshire
23rd March 2000
The Manager
Barclay Building Society
Long Street
West Hartlepo...
LETTERS OF NEWSPAPER
A written report and analysis of the news,
often providing forecasts, typically directed
at a special...
Format of letter Newspaper
 Decide on one or two main points.
 Do whatever you can to make your letter timely.
 Know pe...
SAMPLE
• Letter to the Editor of a newspaper
complaining about the reckless driving
on the roads
Perera No. 2, 1st
Lane,
ABC
Aug 21, 2013
To,
The Editor,
The Indian Express,
ABC-62.
Dear Sir,
With due respect, I wish to...
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  1. 1. 2 TOPIC Letter Writing: PRESENTED BY : USMAN IDREES WAQAR HASSAN HAIDER MEHBOOB ABUZAR IQBAL
  2. 2. CONTENTS • INTRODUCATION • FORMAT • CLASSIFICATION • SOCIAL LETTER • FRIENDLY LETTER • BUSINESS LETTER • LETTER OF APPLICATION • LETTER NEWSPAPER
  3. 3. 4 Definition of “Letter” Letter “A written or printed communication directed to a person or organization.”
  4. 4. The Importance of Letters • Represent your company’s public image and your competence • More personal than a report, yet more formal than memos or e-mail • More permanent than e-mail • Constitute an official legal record of an agreement
  5. 5. Introductory Components of a Letter
  6. 6. • Personal Address – Street address – City – State – Zip Code • Company Address – Company’s name – Street address – City – State – Zip Code
  7. 7. • Full Calendar Date – May 31,2009 – 31May 2009 • 2-4 spaces
  8. 8. • Address of the reader – Reader’s Name – Reader’s Title – Company Name – Company Street Address – Company City – Company State – Company Zip Code • 2-4 spaces
  9. 9. • IF you know the reader’s name, salutation will be – First / Last Name – Followed by Colon – For example • Dear Mr. Smith: • Dear Ms. Jones: • Dear Miss / Mrs. Jones: • Dear Chris Evans: • OTHERWISE – Use title • Dear Vice President: – Use department’s name • Accounting Department: • 2 spaces
  10. 10. • Includes – Introductory Paragraph – Discussion Paragraph – Concluding Paragraph • 2 spaces below salutation • 2 spaces b/w paragraphs
  11. 11. • Place a comma after complimentary close • Preferred close is Sincerely, • 2 spaces below body
  12. 12. • Sign your name legibly
  13. 13. • Type your name • Mention your title (Optional) • 4 spaces below complimentary close
  14. 14. Letter Formats • Full-block format – All text typed on left margin – Spaces between paragraphs • Simplified format – Same as full block format except • No Salutations • Subject Line introduced • No Complimentary Close
  15. 15. Full Block Format
  16. 16. Simplified Format
  17. 17. CLASSIFICATION OF LETTERS
  18. 18. Classficat ion Formal Informal
  19. 19. FORMAL LETTERS
  20. 20. Formal Letter • A formal letter is a letter written to a business, a college, or any professional that are not considered friends or family. Name Address Phone number Email Example of layout: Dear (Name), (Body of letter) Sincerely, (Name) (Sign in pen under typed name)
  21. 21. • ADDRESSEE: someone you don’t know • WE TALK ABOUT: work, business or offical subjects • KINDS OF FORMAL LETTERS: What kind of business letter am I writing? CHARACTERISTICS Letter of inquiry Letter of application Letter of complaint Letter of regret Thank you letter
  22. 22. LAYOUT
  23. 23. 1. Address + date 2. Salutation 3. Body 4. Complimentary close 5. P.S.
  24. 24. ADDRESS & DATE • In the top left corner.. – Address and date of the person/company you are writing to • In the top right corner... - Address and date (leave a line between the address and the date) Hillcrest Secondary School, P.O Box 60453, Livingstone, ZAMBIA 10101 7th February 2004
  25. 25. SALUTATION • The most common salutation in an informal letter is “Dear….” • Note that it is followed by a comma. Dear Mr / Ms Harkness (if you know the name) / Dear Sir or Madam NOT Dear Manager (if you do not know the name).
  26. 26. BODY TOPIC FORMAL REASON (ENCLOSURE) CONTACT 4. COMPLIMENTARY CLOSE I look forward to hearing from you. Yoursfaithfully, (if you do not know the name) Yours sincerely, (if you know the name).
  27. 27. STYLE
  28. 28. STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
  29. 29. USEFUL LANGUAGE
  30. 30. SAMPLES
  31. 31. 123 Pine Street Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 October 30, 2005 ABC Company 345 Spruce Street Whatever, IL 01233 Dear Mr. Brown, Insert the part of the body of the letter here. The body of the letter should tell something about what you hope to convey. It should also have a closing paragraph in it. There should be at least two sentences per paragraph. Sincerely, Mrs. DeGraw Mrs. DeGraw, Chairperson Enclosure
  32. 32. INFORMAL LETTERS
  33. 33. Informal letter • An informal letter is a letter you would write to a friend of family member. It doesn't necessarily need a format, but there is a standard. Example of layout: Dear (Name), Body of letter Sincerely, (Name)
  34. 34. Format Explanation Address · The writer’s address is written at the top right-hand corner · For example: 25, Jalan Tebing 8/8, Seksyen 8, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan. Date · Written below the address. For example: 6 June 2011 For example: 6 June 2011 The format of writing an informal letter
  35. 35. 36 Informal letter The format
  36. 36. SOCIAL LETTERS
  37. 37. Social letters Between friends and relatives, to promote communication and enhance friendship.
  38. 38. The structure of a social letter • Headings: the writer’s address and the date • Inside Address: the receiver’s name and address • Salutation: complimentary greeting as Dear John • Body of the Letter: introduction, purpose (matter) and conclusion • Complimentary close: Sincerely yours, etc. • Signature: Your full name, Christian name or a nickname • Postscripts (P.S.): supplemented information
  39. 39. ①Headings ② Salutation, ③ Body of Letter ------------------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------ ④ Complementary Close
  40. 40. The Language of Social Letters 1. With clarity: short sentences concrete , specific words 2. Simple: plain, familiar word vigorous words, verbs 3. Conversational: contractions, occasional asides, telling a story or incident
  41. 41. Whatarethepartsofafriendly letter? heading greeting body closing signature
  42. 42. heading 311 East College Street Stanley, N.C. 28164 August 15, 2004 greetingDear Phil, How has your summer been? Not too hot I hope. Did you get to visit your grandparents? Did you go on your trip to Toronto as you had hoped? They say Toronto is a beautiful city. This is my second season at Camp Bellaire. I just passed my swimming test. Now I can swim out to the raft and also use the boats. To pass I had to jump into the water with my clothes on (as if I had just fallen out of a boat). Then I had to take them off down to my trunks, even my shoes and socks, and finally swim back to shore. It was tough, but I did it! I’m looking forward to seeing you soon. There is lots of news to catch up on! body Your friend, Mike closing signature
  43. 43. INVITATION LETTERS
  44. 44. What is an Invitation Letter? • An invitation is a request to attend an event. It could be an invitation to a barbecue, a night at the theater, a birthday or anniversary party, a housewarming, or a wedding. • It could be a formal event or a casual one, even a religious event.
  45. 45. Formal Invitation Letter • Format: Handwritten or typed. • published; engraved or preprinted invitation or card. R.S.V.P. (usually on separate card) • Style/Tone/Voice: Formal. Active or passive voice. • Structure: (1) State the occasion, (2) State when (be specific), where (include address; also a map, if necessary), (3) R.S.V.P., (4) Other information, e.g. a luncheon will be held, formal dress is required (white/black tie, etc.) • Handy Phrases: R.S.V.P.; We invite you to share our joy; Request the pleasure of your company.
  46. 46. Sample of Formal Invitation Letter Twila Lockard Davis and Gladys Lockard invite you to an Open House celebrating the fiftieth wedding anniversary of our parents, Thomas and Susannah Lockard Saturday, May 25th, 2002 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. David Hasbro 4776 Wailing Wind Dr. Indiana, Pennsylvania Please no presents, just your presence!
  47. 47. Informal Invitation Letter • Format: Handwritten or typed • Tone: Informal. Active voice • Structure: What, When (be specific), where (include address), charge (any), RSVP, dress (casual, costume,…) • Handy Phrases: R.S.V.P. (Please Reply)
  48. 48. A Sample Informal Invitation Letter Dear Dr. and Mrs. Davidson, We will be celebrating Paula and Steve’s thirtieth year of ministry with a dinner at the Floribunda Commons Restaurant, Saturday, November 29th, at 8:00 p.m. Please let us know by Monday the 24th if you can join us on this happy occasion. With love, Armineh Izadi
  49. 49. BUSINESS LETTERS
  50. 50. What is a Business Letter? • A business letter is a letter written in formal language, usually used when writing from one business organization to another, or for correspondence between such organizations and their customers, clients and other external parties.
  51. 51. Functions of the Business Letter 1. It provides a record of the activity for someone's file. 2. It allows the writer to provide more context or explanation than is usually possible on a form. 3. It helps the audience( reader ) remember what is to be done.
  52. 52. The Main Components of a Business Letter • Business letters usually contain the following information (in this order): • Writer's address (street, city, country). • Date of writing • Recipient's name, job title, and address • Subject • Salutation or Greeting (Dear Mr./ Mrs./ Ms…..) • Message (body of the letter) • Closing • writer's signature, typed name, and position of sender • In some situations, a business letter may also include the following optional information: • Writer's Initials: typist's initials ( if writer did not type letter). • Enclosures (Encl:) • Carbon copy Recipients (cc:) • Photocopy recipients (xc:)
  53. 53. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter • A formal business letter usually consists of six parts:  Heading,  Inside address,  Salutation,  Body,  Close,  Signature  Sometimes, notations are included, but they are optional.
  54. 54. Heading • It gives your detailed address and the date on which the letter is written. You should write your address as follows: Sample 1 17 Trumpington Street Cambridge, CB2 1QA U.K. 29 May, 2002
  55. 55. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter – Line 1: The doorplate number and the name of the road (or P .O. box ) – Line 2: The name of the city or county – Line 3: The name of the province or state and the postal code – Line 4: The name of the country – Line 5: The date
  56. 56. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter Inside Name and Address • It refers to the addressee's name and address, including his or her full name, title, and address. This part can be dropped from private letters. • There can be various types of honorific(showing respect) titles, such as Mr. , Miss, Mrs., Ms., Dr. , Prof. , and Pres. (President). • If you are not sure about a person's specific name, you can use such a title as "The Sales Manager".
  57. 57. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter Salutation The most typical form of salutation is: Dear + title + name. For example, you can write "Dear Prof. Smith" or "Dear Miss Chen". It is usually followed by a comma (in British English) or a colon (in American English)
  58. 58. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter • If you are not sure about the specific name of the addressee, you can use such forms as: – (a) "Dear Sir" or "Dear Madam" when the sex of the person is known; – (b) "Dear Sir or Madam" when the sex of the person is unknown; – (c) "Dear Sirs" when it is a collective body; – (d) "To whom it may concern" when it is a letter of certification, recommendation, etc.
  59. 59. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter Body It usually includes three components: –(1) the purpose of writing the business letter; –(2) the detailed message of the business letter; and –(3) the conclusion of the business letter.
  60. 60. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter Complementary Close –It usually takes the form of "Yours sincerely" or "Sincerely yours" followed by a comma. –It can also be "Yours faithfully" (in British English) or "Yours truly" (in American English)
  61. 61. Writing a Business LetterWriting a Business Letter Signature It should be placed between the complimentary close and your printed name. If you want to indicate your title or position, put it below your printed name.
  62. 62. Format of Business Letters • Usually, there are two formats of English business letters: The semi-indented style The blocked style
  63. 63. • According to the semi-indented style, the heading, inside name and address, salutation, complementary close, and signature are flush with the left margin. The body is also flush with the left margin, but the paragraphs in it are indented five spaces. semi-indented style
  64. 64. Blocked Style • According to the blocked style, the heading, complementary close, and signature are flush with the right margin, whereas the rest components of the letter are flush with the left margin, including every paragraph of the body.
  65. 65. LETTER OF APPLICATION
  66. 66. Format 26 Brookbank Road, Chalkside, Surrey SN 5 3BQ The Managing Director, (sender’s address) Sinton Experts LTD, 3 Castle Chmabers, Chalkside, Surrey. (recipient’s address) December, 10th 2012 (date) Dear Sir, (salutation)
  67. 67. Following greetings and salutations are appropriate for a letter of application 1. Dear Sir/Madam, Yours faithfully, 2. Dear Sally Brown. Love, 3. Dear Mr Carver, Yours sincerely, 4. Dear Mr Davies, Yours,
  68. 68. 1. Dear Sir/Madam, √ Yours faithfully, 2. Dear Sally Brown, × (do not start with Dear+person’s full name) Love, 3. Dear Mr Carver, √ Yours sincerely, 4. Dear Mr Davies, × ( the ending is too informal) Yours,
  69. 69. Read the letter and complete the paragarph plan: age/qualifications reasons for writing closing remarks experience/personality • Dear Mr Savage, 1 I am writing to apply for the position of part-time shop assistant at the Cobweb records as advertised in The Evening Post yesterday. 2 I am an eighteen-year-old student. I am currently studying Music at Preston College. 3 I have some experience as I worked in a department store last summer. I am very friendly and polite, which I believe are necessary qualities for dealing with customers. I am also hardworking and don’t mind working shifts. 4 I hope you will consider me for the job. I would be happy to attend an interview. I look forward to hearing from you soon. • Yours sincerely, • Simon Smith • reason for writing age/qualifications • experience/personality closingremarks
  70. 70. OFFICIAL LETTERS Official Letters also called Formal Letters
  71. 71. 45 Orange Close West Burnham West Yorkshire 23rd March 2000 The Manager Barclay Building Society Long Street West Hartlepool Dear Sir Thank you for your letter dated 15th March. I am afraid I cannot agree with your letter. I have studied my bank statement and still cannot find the charges you say are outstanding. This is the third letter I have sent and if no action is taken within the next five days I will contact my solicitor. I hope this matter can be settled as soon as possible. Yours faithfully (Ann Angry) ADDRESSES AND DATE Space for signature but write or type your name clearly underneath
  72. 72. LETTERS OF NEWSPAPER A written report and analysis of the news, often providing forecasts, typically directed at a special audience, as business people, and mailed to subscribers: a stock-market newsletter.
  73. 73. Format of letter Newspaper  Decide on one or two main points.  Do whatever you can to make your letter timely.  Know pertinent information about the publication to which you are submitting your letter.  Read letters that have been published recently in the newspaper to which you are submitting your letter.  Be sure your letter includes several different methods by which personnel from the newspaper can contact you, such as your mailing address, home and cell phone numbers and an e-mail address.  Print your name under your signature.
  74. 74. SAMPLE • Letter to the Editor of a newspaper complaining about the reckless driving on the roads
  75. 75. Perera No. 2, 1st Lane, ABC Aug 21, 2013 To, The Editor, The Indian Express, ABC-62. Dear Sir, With due respect, I wish to draw kind attention of the concerned authority and general public through your esteemed daily, towards increasing incidents of road accidents. Road accidents are a frequent feature of newspapers. Road accidents are on a rise especially in big cities. Persons sitting on steering do not have control over it. They do not have any regard for the traffic rules. Over-speeding, jumping red lights, overtaking from wrong side are common place. In most of the cases they escape unpunished due to their social status and corrupt bureaucracy. Every year, large numbers of people die in road accidents. It is one of the biggest reasons of unnatural deaths in India. In the past fifty years, more persons succumbed to death due to road accidents than in wars with our enemy countries. So the time has come to develop a movement against reckless driving. I hope, civic authorities and civilized people will pay heed to my prayer. Yours faithfully, XYZ
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