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Letter Writing 1
Letter Writing Learning Objectives: To learn the forms and conventions of different types of letters. To practice writing different types of letters. To practice letter writing skills needed for exam success.
Letter Writing 1 Business Letter Learning Objectives To learn an acceptable layout for a Business Letter. To learn a correct content structure for a Business Letter. To practice writing a Business Letter.
Letter Writing There are three basic types of letter, Business, Formal and Informal. Whichever letter you have to write in real life or is set as an exam question, you must make sure you use the correct layout for the letter.
Letter Writing 1 – Business Letters A business letter is set out like this: Your Name Your Address Your Town Your Postcode SENDER ADDRESS: Can be Letterhead or Left/Right/Centre Aligned (Date – USA) Business Contact Name RECIPIENT ADDRESS – Always Left Aligned Business Name Business Address Business Town Business Postcode. (Date – UK) Dear Sir./Dear Mr Smith. SALUTATION – Always Formal
Letter Writing – Business Letters Examples of Business Letterheads
Letter Writing – Business Letters The body of the letter Dear Sir Salutation Translation Brochure Topic Heading - Optional I should be grateful if you would send us your brochure and price list about your translation services. Body Text We are currently developing our sales literature and web sites and are interested in translating these into five languages apart from English. I look forward to hearing from you. Closing para - ‘Call to action’ Yours faithfully Sign off – start ‘Sir’ = Yours Faithfully Andrea Philips Written signature Andrea Philips Print Name Marketing Manager Job Title – usually smaller font and underlined
Letter Writing – Business Letters Task Write a business letter ordering the stationary supplies listed below. You: Mr. L R Jones Office Manager Universal Movies Ltd 54 Oxford me Road, Skegnes SK3 4RG Tel: Fax: Account: IOS Recipient: Mr. Alan Smith Account Manager Index Office Supplies Index House 56 Radcliffe Road Nottingham NG2 5HH What you need: 3 Boxes of A4 printer paper - URGENT Pens, Red & Black C4 & C3 windowed envelopes – 1 box of each 1 pack of post it notes Paper clips 60 ring-binders in red black and blue colours. URGENT