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  • 1. Useful Phrases for Informal Letters or Emails The words and expressions below are often used by native speakers when writing to friends and relatives. Using them will help you write in an informal style and will also help you organise your letter into clear paragraphs. Starting your letter (Paragraph 1) Thanks for your letter. Lovely to hear from you. How are you? How are things? Hope you're well. Commenting on something (Paragraph 1) I'm sorry to hear/learn ... I'm so pleased to hear ... It's great to hear ... What wonderful news about ... Moving the topic on (Paragraph 2) Anyway, the reason I'm writing ... I thought I'd write to tell/ask you Anyway, I was wondering ... Ending your letter (Paragraph 3) Well, that's all for now Write back soon Looking forward to hearing from you again All the best Best wishes See you soon Take care Yours Love Lots of love
  • 2. Useful Phrases for Formal Letters or Emails Useful Phrases for writing formal letters a) Writing formal letters generally: Greetings: Dear Dear Dear Dear Dear Sir Madam Sir/Madam Mr Brown Ms Jones Reason for writing: I am writing in response to your article/advertisement/letter I am writing with regard to your article/advertisement/letter I am writing regarding your article/advertisement/letter Ending the letter: I look forward to receiving your reply I look forward to your reply Yours faithfully Yours sincerely b) Writing formal letters to request information Reason for writing: I I I I am am am am writing writing writing writing to to to to receive further information about enquire about receive more detailed information about receive further details about Requesting first piece of information: The first thing I would like to know is First of all I would like to know I wonder if you would mind telling me ….? Requesting further information: Could you also tell me….? Could you also inform me ….? Would you also mind informing me ….? Would you also mind telling me ….? Do you know ….? I would also like to know if I would also like to know whether I hope you might also let me know about … Thanking for information: I would like to thank you in advance for this information Thanking you in advance for this information Thanking you in advance