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How to write_a_letter[2]



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  • 1. How to write a letter• Writing a letter can be easy if you follow a few simple rules.• Take your time and think carefully about WHO you are writing to.
  • 2. Starting off…..• Correct addresses: YOUR address (right)• Their address (left - but only if it is an official letter, not personal)• Date• Dear Sir or Madam ( or their actual name… Jim, Anne,Mr.Jones, Miss.Peters, etc..)• Indent the first word under ‘Madam’
  • 3. 1st paragraph….• Why are you writing to them...”I am writing to you to because…..”• Explain who YOU are….• Be polite! “I hope you don’t mind me writing to you but I had tell you about..”• Be strong (If it is a letter of complaint) eg.” I must inform you that I am not happy with….”
  • 4. 2nd paragraph….. This is the MAIN section of your letter• You can have more • Use connectives than one paragraph (firstly, secondly,• If it is a persuasive next,…) letter, then take 1 or 2 • State each point, then back points of persuasion it up eg. I believe Italy will win the World Cup for each paragraph because they have extreme• Don’t make one talent and have greater enormous paragraph- fitness. it looks boring!
  • 5. 2nd paragraph….cont.• Offer your own • Use facts to back up opinion on things. eg. your arguments eg. In I firmly believe that a recent school survey, custard is the finest 94% of boys would food because it is like Kylie as their smooth yet refined girlfriend.• Use any planning sheet you have to tick off each point you are making.
  • 6. Last paragraph…..• This is a concluding paragraph eg. To sum up, I would say that…• Give an overall view of the letter. eg. What I am trying to say to you is that I would dearly love you to come and stay with us.
  • 7. Signing off…..• If you know them personally - Yours sincerely• If you don’t know them - Yours faithfully• RE-READ YOUR WHOLE LETTER!!!!
  • 8. The end