2 LETTERS INFORMAL LETTERS To people you know well( friends, parents)Personal letterLetter of adviceLetter of invitationLetter of apologyFORMAL LETTERSTo people you don’t know well, or people in an official positionLetter of applicationLetter of requestLetter of complaintLetter to the editorTRANSACTIONAL LETTERSWhich respond to written information(advertisement, note…)Letter of asking or giving informationLetter of apologyLetter of application
3 STRUCTURE OF THE LETTER Address Date Greeting ( Dear…) Introduction (1 opening remarks) Main Body (2-4 development of the subject) Conclusion (2-3 closing remarks) Ending ( Goodbye, your name)
4 Structure of the letter Greetingnever begin Dear friend / Pen friendwrite the name: Dear Jane, ...Introductionreasons for writingan apology for a delay in writingthanks to the person for his/her last letterquestions / wishes about recent eventsMain Bodydivide your letter into paragraphs and include 2-3 points in each paragraphConclusionan excuse to stop writinggreetings to the person's family / friends n an invitationa promise to write again soon,a request to the person to reply soonEndingLots of love/ Best wishes + your first name
5 It was great to get your letter Introductory PhrasesClosing PhrasesIt was great to get your letterThanks for your letter. It was great/ lovely to hear from youThanks for your long letter. It was really great to hear all your news, after not hearing from you for agesSorry, I haven't written for so long because...I'm very sorry about not replying to your letter sooner, but I've been extremely busySorry for not writing earlier, but I've...How are things with you? I'm sorry I haven't written for so longI was really pleased to hear that...I thought I'd better write and tell you about...I would really like you to visit me this summer.Write to me and tell me your plansThanks for sending me... Please, write to me again soon, and tell me all your newsPlease give/send my regards (love) to your... And write and tell me your plans for...I would really love to see you. Why don't you come and visit me this... Write back soon!If you want to know anything else, just drop me a lineWell, that's all for now. Do write back soonThat's all my news for now...
6 Letter of advice Introductory Phrases Formal Informal I would appreciate it, if you could give me some advice about...I am writing to ask, if you could help me with...I am writing to ask for your adviceCould you possibly offer your advice?Could you please give me your advice?I am writing to request some advice concerning...I would be grateful, if you could offer your adviceI wonder if you could help me with a problem...InformalCan you give me a piece of advice?Give me your advice about...Can you think of anything that ...?I've got a problem and I need your adviceI've got a problem, and I think you can help
7 Closing Phrases Formal Informal I would be grateful if you could give me your advice as soon as possibleI look forward to receiving your adviceIt would be of great help if you could advise meI would greatly appreciate your assistance in this matterI would appreciate it if you could give me your advice as soon as possibleInformalWhat do you think I should do?Give me / Send me your advice soonDo you think I should...?Do you have any idea about...?Please, let me know what to doPlease, let me know what you think I should doI'd like to know what you think about...Write back soon and tell me what you thinkYour advice would help me a lot
8 Saturday, March 1st, 2012Hope to hear from you soon.26 Oxford Street ,London, GB 006Thanks for your letterLots of loveDear SamFaithfully, David