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Writing an Informal Letter. An informal letter is the one you may write to your family, friends, classmates or any other people you know well. What is.

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1 Writing an Informal Letter

2 An informal letter is the one you may write to your family, friends, classmates or any other people you know well. What is an Informal Letter?

3 A letter is usually divided into paragraphs (2 or 3). Each one is for a major point or topic. How is an Informal Letter organised?

4 March 25, 2009 Dear Susan: It was great to see you last month. Many things have happened since then. Ill tell you all about it, but first let me remind you that you promised to send me the pictures you took of us. Now the news, I am working as a flight attendant for Clock Airlines and I am so thrilled. I am meeting lots of new people and travelling to places that I had only dreamt of. The salary is good and I am getting an extra bonus because I speak more languages than my colleagues. Starting next month I will be flying to New York, so hopefully we can meet there. I must go now Avenida Carranza San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico, Give my love to everyone. Denisse ___________ Paragraph _____________ Paragraph (s) ___________ Paragraph Opening Middle Closing Do you know the parts of a letter?

5 March 25, 2009 Dear Susan: It was great to see you last month. Many things have happened since then. Ill tell you all about it, but first let me remind you that you promised to send me the pictures you took of us. Now the news, I am working as a flight attendant for Clock Airlines and I am so thrilled. I am meeting lots of new people and travelling to places that I had only dreamt of. The salary is good and I am getting an extra bonus because I speak more languages than my colleagues. Starting next month I will be flying to New York, so hopefully we can meet there. I must go now Avenida Carranza San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico, Give my love to everyone. Denisse Address Opening Paragraph Middle Paragraph (s) Closing Paragraph Date Greeting Signature ending Signature Apart from the paragraphs, you also need to have:

6 March 25, 2009 Dear Susan: Many things have happened since then. Ill tell you all about it, but first let me remind you that you promised to send me the pictures you took of us. Now the news, ………………….. Starting next month I will be flying to New York, so hopefully we can meet there Avenida Carranza San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico, Give my love to everyone. Denisse Greeting Opening Paragraph Middle Paragraph Closing Paragraph Signature ending Some common phrases are: It was great to see you last month. I must go now. Dearest Larry: Hello aunt Mary: Thanks for your letter. It was great to hear from you. I am sorry I havent written. Thats all from me, Bye for now, Give my regards to everyone Take care Best wishes

7 Ok, lets check our learning… An informal letter is a message we write to people we know A letter is divided into Apart from the paragraphs, you need to write: well paragraphs. your address the date a greeting a signature ending your signature

8 For your letter, First decide on the topics If your letter is about your last holiday: First paragraph: The hotel Second Paragraph: The activities you did Last paragraph: An interesting person you met

9 If your letter is about your current life: First paragraph: A new course Second Paragraph: Recent weekend activities Last paragraph: New friends or New activities with your old friends

10 You are ready to start. Follow the example. Dont forget to include all the parts of the letter and some of the set phrases. Finally, remember to give (send) your letter to your teacher for revision.


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