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
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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.
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.
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.
A business letter is set out like this:
SENDER ADDRESS: Can be Letterhead or Left/Right/Centre Aligned
(Date – USA)
Business Contact Name RECIPIENT ADDRESS – Always Left Aligned
(Date – UK)
Dear Sir./Dear Mr Smith. SALUTATION – Always Formal
Examples of Business Letterheads
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 NameMarketing ManagerJob Title – usually smaller font and underlined
The body of the letter
Index Office SuppliesIndex House56 Radcliffe RoadNottinghamNG2 5HH
You: Mr. L R Jones
Universal Movies Ltd54 Oxford me Road, Skegnes SK3 4RGTel: 0223 123 4567 Fax: 0223 765 4321Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Account: IOS 120401
Write a business letter ordering the stationary supplies listed below.
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
60 ring-binders in red black and blue colours. URGENT