Presentation on theme: "Write a personal letter"— Presentation transcript:
1 Write a personal letter HOW TO…Write a personal letter
2 You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend Martin. Write him a letter and answer his 3 questions. Write words. Remember the rules of letter writing….My best friend had a birthday party last weekend. We went on a picnic. There were many guests and it was great. And when is your birthday? How do you usually celebrate it? What present would you like to get for your next birthday?
3 Write back to Martin You have 30 minutes Answer his 3 questions Write wordsRemember the rules of letter writing
4 Informal letter=Informal style Short forms (I’d, I’ve, there’s)Everyday vocabulary (It’s taken me a while to…, cool)Phrasal verbs (get on, settle in)Idioms (He gets on my nerves)
5 Structure of the letter Your address The date Greeting Introduction Main body Conclusion Ending Name
6 AddressWrite your address in the right upper corner CITY COUNTRY Voronezh Russia
7 Miss a line under your address and write the date March,15 March 2012March 15th ,201215/03/12 (Br)03/15/12 (Am)
8 GreetingsNever begin Dear friend/ Pen-friend Write the name: Dear Martin, After the greeting put the comma.
9 Introduction Thank your pen-friend for his/her last letter Beg his/her pardonMention the facts from his/her letter
10 How to thank Thanks a lot for your last letter Your last letter was a real surpriseI was glad to get your letterIt was great to hear from you
11 How to get pardon Sorry I haven’t written for so long but… Sorry I haven’t been in touch for so longI’m sorry I haven’t answered earlier but I was really busy with…
12 How to mention the facts I’m glad you went on a picnicSounds like you had great time in London!Great news about…
13 Main body - Answer the question of your pen-friend You asked me about…Well, I can say that…As you are interested inI’d like to tell you…
14 Conclusion Explain why you are finishing writing Mention the future contacts
15 How to explain why you are finishing the letter Well, I’d better go now as I have to do my home workAnyway, I have to go now because my mum asked me to help her with the washing upI’ve got to go now. It’s time for my favourite TV show
16 How to mention the future contacts Write back soonTake care and keep in touchDrop me a letter when you canHope to hear from you soonI can’t wait to hear from you
17 Write a completing phrase EndingWrite a completing phraseLoveLots of loveAll my loveAll the bestBest wishesYoursPut the comma and sign your first name
18 Counting and Checking Don’t waste your time counting words! Count sentences only in main body as you know that:address, greeting wordsintroduction -20 wordsconclusion – 20 wordsending – 2-4 wordsYou have to write 6 sentences with 10 words.
19 Схема-шаблон Voronezh Russia 15th March, 2012 Dear Martin, Thanks for your letter. It was great to hear from you. I’m glad/sorry to read that you …(had a good time). It’s cool to go on picnic!In your letter you asked me about …As for me…Of course…Actually…Well, I’d better go now as I have to take my dog for a walk. I’m looking forward to your next letter.All the best,Ivan
20 Task 1. Read the letter and match the paragraphs with the headings below. ending, greeting, date, address, conclusion, main body1.Moscow Russia Dear Tom, 4.I was glad to get your letter. I’m sorry I haven’t answered earlier but I was really busy with my school. Great news about trip to Scotland. I hope you had fun. 5.You asked me about independence from parents. Well, in Russia opinions are different. Personally, I don’t want to live alone as I don’t have enough money. And yes, it’s easy to rent an apartment for everyone, but only if you have money. 6.Well, I have to go now. I promised my Mom to clean the bathroom an help her with washing up. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 7.Best wishes, Masha
21 Task 2. Use the words in brackets to rewrite the sentences. I’m writing to tell you about my last holiday. (just a quick note)I’d like to thank you for your help.(thanks a lot)I was really glad to get your letter.(great to get)It’s a shame you didn’t get the job.(sorry to hear)
22 Task 3. Find the mistakes. Moscow Russia 23 May 2010 Dear, Rosie Thank you for your letter. I was very happy to hear from you.Thank you very much for offering to send me a book for my birthday. I love reading different kinds of books, but my favourite genre is fantasy. I often read the most interesting books twice, for example, “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter”. I think it will be very interesting to read books about Harry Potter in English. You ask me what books I definetely don’t like. I never read science fiction. I find it very boring.I’m looking forward to hearing from you and to getting the present.Best wishes,Lisa