OPENING FORMULAE: Dear Sir/Madam/SirsThank you so much for your last letter ofNovember 24th... I am writing to enquireabout/ ask you to
CLOSING AND ENDING 2 (FORMAL LETTERS) I would be grateful if you could …If you need …, please let us know by return. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully/sincerely
93 Rushton LaneThe Secretary WorcesterWestern School of Art WC617 Riverside Road 17 May 1983Bangor (Manchester)MAN55005Dear Sir/Madam/Sirs Thank you so much for your last letter of November 24th... ... I look forward to hearing from you. Yours faithfully/sincerely Michael Harris Head of Department
PRACTICE• Use this ppt (presentation) and SB (p. 45) to write a formal letter to your Town Hall.• Ask for information about public funds for a project in Guillena.• You sign as a School Representative.
SOME TIPS ON (INFORMAL LETTERS)• OPTIONAL ADDRESSER’S ADDRESS• DATE• GREETING (DEAR NAME/ MR.-MRS.-MS. SURNAME)• INTRODUCTION• BODY OF THE LETTER• CONCLUSION• FAREWELL• SIGNATURE (FIRST NAME)
STYLE (INFORMAL LETTERS)• CONTRACTED VERB FORMS• SHORT SENTENCES• SLANG AND IDIOMS• FEWER PASSIVE VERB FORMS
SOME USEFUL EXPRESSIONS: I am sorry to inform you that… I am very grateful for… Why don’t we… I won’t be able to attend… Let me know as soon as… Unfortunately, we’ll have to postpone… We had a little bit of …
CLOSING AND ENDING(INFORMAL LETTERS) Well, thats 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
(INFORMAL LETTERS) PREWRITING TASKLook at the phrases 1-11 and match them with a purpose A-K1. That reminds me,... • to finish the letter2. Why dont we... • to apologize3. Id better get going... • to thank the person for writing4. Thanks for your letter... • to begin the letter5. Please let me know... • to change the subject6. Im really sorry... • to ask a favor7. Love, • before signing the letter8. Could you do something for me? • to suggest or invite9. Write soon... • to ask for a reply10. Did you know that.. • to ask for a response11. Im happy to hear that... • to share some information
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