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FORMAL EMAIL 1NI. Getting started Language How would you start and end an email to: a friend? your teacher? Someone youve never met?

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1 FORMAL 1NI

2 Getting started Language How would you start and end an to: a friend? your teacher? Someone youve never met?

3 Choose from the greetings below. Hi (+ first name), Dear Sir/madam, Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms (+surname), Love, Yours faithfully, Best regards, (first name) (full name)

4 Check your answers. To a friend Hi (+ first name), Love, First name Somebody you dont know very well Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms surname), Best regards, To somebody youve never met Dear Sir/madam, Yours faithfully, Full name

5 Informal Which of the following phrases would be appropriate in an informal ? Decide in pairs. Which can you use to start / end your ?

6 An Cant wait to hear from you. Im writing to complain about … Hi! How are you? Write back soon. Thanks for your letter. I look forward to hearing from you. formal end start end

7 Formal Style Work in small groups. Have you ever done an English course in an English- speaking country? Talk about your experience and ideas. If you havent, would you like to? Why / Why not?

8 Task Imagine you are going to do a summer course called English with Sport in Belfast, in Northern Ireland. Write about six questions you would like to ask about the course and the school. How many hours a week will I study? Is the school big or small?

9 Read Pepas about the course and compare. Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to do a course in English with Sport this summer. I am interested in visiting Northern Ireland and your college seems ideal for me. I have found a lot of information I need from your website, but I still have some questions. Would you mind answering them for me? First of all, if I stayed for four weeks, how many teachers would I have? Are there any exams at the end of the course? Could you tell me if I will get a certificate from the college before I leave? Concerning the sports, I am especially interested in horse riding. Can I do this every afternoon and does the cost include everything? Also, is tennis available in the evening? As I mentioned, I am keen on coming to Belfast and I would like to live with a local family. However, what would happen if I am not happy with the family? Would I be able to change accommodation? I hope you can answer my questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes Pepa Martinez

10 Register Find examples of language that show that this is polite and/or formal. e.g. concerning the sports. Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to do a course in English with Sport this summer. I am interested in visiting Northern Ireland and your college seems ideal for me. I have found a lot of information I need from your website, but I still have some questions. Would you mind answering them for me? First of all, if I stayed for four weeks, how many teachers would I have? Are there any exams at the end of the course? Could you tell me if I will get a certificate from the college before I leave? Concerning the sports, I am especially interested in horse riding. Can I do this every afternoon and does the cost include everything? Also, is tennis available in the evening? As I mentioned, I am keen on coming to Belfast and I would like to live with a local family. However, what would happen if I am not happy with the family? Would I be able to change accommodation? I hope you can answer my questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes Pepa Martinez

11 Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to do a course in English with Sport this summer. I am interested in visiting Northern Ireland and your college seems ideal for me. I have found a lot of information I need from your website, but I still have some questions. Would you mind answering them for me? First of all, if I stayed for four weeks, how many teachers would I have? Are there any exams at the end of the course? Could you tell me if I will get a certificate from the college before I leave? Concerning the sports, I am especially interested in horse riding. Can I do this every afternoon and does the cost include everything? Also, is tennis available in the evening? As I mentioned, I am keen on coming to Belfast and I would like to live with a local family. However, what would happen if I am not happy with the family? Would I be able to change accommodation? I hope you can answer my questions. I Best wishes Pepa Martinez look forward to hearing from you.

12 Format Formal writing is well organised. What is the main topic of each paragraph. Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to do a course in English with Sport this summer. I am interested in visiting Northern Ireland and your college seems ideal for me. I have found a lot of information I need from your website, but I still have some questions. Would you mind answering them for me? First of all, if I stayed for four weeks, how many teachers would I have? Are there any exams at the end of the course? Could you tell me if I will get a certificate from the college before I leave? Concerning the sports, I am especially interested in horse riding. Can I do this every afternoon and does the cost include everything? Also, is tennis available in the evening? As I mentioned, I am keen on coming to Belfast and I would like to live with a local family. However, what would happen if I am not happy with the family? Would I be able to change accommodation? I hope you can answer my questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes Pepa Martinez

13 Dear Sir or Madam, I would like to do a course in English with Sport this summer. I am interested in visiting Northern Ireland and your college seems ideal for me. I have found a lot of information I need from your website, but I still have some questions. Would you mind answering them for me? First of all, if I stayed for four weeks, how many teachers would I have? Are there any exams at the end of the course? Could you tell me if I will get a certificate from the college before I leave? Concerning the sports, I am especially interested in horse riding. Can I do this every afternoon and does the cost include everything? Also, is tennis available in the evening? As I mentioned, I am keen on coming to Belfast and I would like to live with a local family. However, what would happen if I am not happy with the family? Would I be able to change accommodation? I hope you can answer my questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes Pepa Martinez 1. opening 2. reason 3. academics 4. sports 5. accommodation 6. closing 7. name

14 TASK Work with a partner. Imagine you want to go to New York to do an English course. Look at the following advert and write a formal to the academy, asking some questions about the course, school, etc.

15 MANHATTAN LANGUAGE ACADEMY Learn English in the heart of the Big Apple – the city that never sleeps. General English classes, all levels, all nationalities. Small sizes guaranteed. Amazing modern facilities – all you need to study. Special afternoon options include: Business English, film-making, team sports, American musicals. Full programme of social activities. Weekend trips available. Accommodation service available. MANHATTAN LANGUAGE ACADEMY Learn English in the heart of the Big Apple – the city that never sleeps. General English classes, all levels, all nationalities. Small sizes guaranteed. Amazing modern facilities – all you need to study. Special afternoon options include: Business English, film-making, team sports, American musicals. Full programme of social activities. Weekend trips available. Accommodation service available.


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