LETTER WRITING
When writing letters decide if they are going to be formal or informal
<ul><li>FORMAL </li></ul><ul><li>To people you don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>To an organisation such as a bank or the counc...
Writing a formal letter <ul><li>One side of the paper only </li></ul><ul><li>Plan before you write </li></ul><ul><li>Keep ...
Ann Angry Dear Sir Thank you for your letter dated 15th March. I am afraid I cannot agree with your letter.  I have studie...
NOTE ADDRESSES  AND DATE Space for signature but write or type your name clearly underneath (Ann Angry) Dear Sir Thank you...
When writing formal letters <ul><li>Always </li></ul><ul><li>No commas outside the main body of the letter </li></ul><ul><...
Exercises <ul><li>You bought a second hand car for £700. It had only been running for a week when the engine broke down. T...
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  • Kindly contributed to the Adult Basic Skills Resource Centre http://www.skillsworkshop.org  by Robert Holt, [email_address] Henley College, Coventry. July 2007. Main curriculum links Wt/L1.4 Use language suitable for purpose and audience (a) understand that writers can select language at different levels of complexity, formality and specialism, and depending on context, audience and purpose (b) understand that some types of written communication have specific language associated with them (c) write different texts using the language appropriate to the form of communication and situation, e.g. an advert for a shop window or local paper, a letter of application for a job. Wt/L1.5 Use format and structure for different purposes (a) understand that there are different ways of organising and presenting text, depending on its type and purpose, e.g. paragraphs, numbered lists, bulleted points, charts, tables, sub-headings Wt/L2.4 use format and structure to organise writing for different purposes (a) understand which format, structure and layout are best for which sort of task, e.g. a table to organise information for reference or comparison, numbered points to separate stages in a process, paragraphs to develop an argument (b) understand that some forms of writing follow standard formats and structures, e.g. memos, business letters, agenda and minutes of meetings. Wt/L2.5 use formal and informal language appropriate to purpose and audience (a) understand that formality of language is a continuum, from informal speech with friends and family through to formal official written language (b) know how to judge the appropriate level of formality suitable for different types of writing tasks and contexts, e.g. letter to a friend, safety report.
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    1. 1. LETTER WRITING
    2. 2. When writing letters decide if they are going to be formal or informal
    3. 3. <ul><li>FORMAL </li></ul><ul><li>To people you don’t know </li></ul><ul><li>To an organisation such as a bank or the council </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly letters of complaint or letters asking for information </li></ul><ul><li>INFORMAL </li></ul><ul><li>To people you know such as friends or relatives </li></ul>
    4. 4. Writing a formal letter <ul><li>One side of the paper only </li></ul><ul><li>Plan before you write </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul>
    5. 5. Ann Angry 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 The Manager Barclay Building Society Long Street West Hartlepool 23rd March 2000 45 Orange Close West Burnham West Yorkshire
    6. 6. NOTE ADDRESSES AND DATE Space for signature but write or type your name clearly underneath (Ann Angry) 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 The Manager Barclay Building Society Long Street West Hartlepool 23rd March 2000 45 Orange Close West Burnham West Yorkshire
    7. 7. When writing formal letters <ul><li>Always </li></ul><ul><li>No commas outside the main body of the letter </li></ul><ul><li>Use short sentences and simple words </li></ul><ul><li>Use proper paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Never </li></ul><ul><li>Use slang </li></ul><ul><li>Use jargon </li></ul>
    8. 8. Exercises <ul><li>You bought a second hand car for £700. It had only been running for a week when the engine broke down. The garage says it will cost over £400 to repair. </li></ul><ul><li>Write a letter: </li></ul><ul><li>to the garage where you bought the car asking for your money back. </li></ul><ul><li>B) to your solicitor explaining what has happened and asking for advice. </li></ul><ul><li>C) to a friend explaining what has happened. </li></ul>

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