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Writing an Informal Letter. Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A. What is an Informal Letter?. An informal letter is the one you may write to your family, friends, classmates or any other people you know well.

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writing an informal letter

Writing an Informal Letter

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

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What is an

Informal Letter?

An informal letter is the one you may write to your family, friends, classmates or any other people you know well.

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

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How is an Informal Letter organised?

A letter is usually divided into paragraphs (2 or 3).

Each one is for a

major point or topic.

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

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Do you know the parts of a letter?

2355 Avenida Carranza

San Luis Potosi, SLP

Mexico, 89547

March 25, 2009

Dear Susan:

Opening

___________

Paragraph

It was great to see you last month. Many things have happened since then. I’ll tell you all about it, but first let me remind you that you promised to send me the pictures you took of us.

Middle

Now the news, I am working as a flight attendant for Clock Airlines and I am so thrilled. I am meeting lots of new people and travelling to places that I had only dreamt of. The salary is good and I am getting an extra bonus because I speak more languages than my colleagues.

_____________

Paragraph (s)

Closing

___________

Paragraph

Starting next month I will be flying to New York, so hopefully we can meet there. I must go now.

Give my love to everyone.

Denisse

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

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Address

Date

Greeting

Signature ending

Signature

Apart from the paragraphs,

you also need to have:

2355 Avenida Carranza

San Luis Potosi, SLP

Mexico, 89547

March 25, 2009

Dear Susan:

Opening

Paragraph

It was great to see you last month. Many things have happened since then. I’ll tell you all about it, but first let me remind you that you promised to send me the pictures you took of us.

Now the news, I am working as a flight attendant for Clock Airlines and I am so thrilled. I am meeting lots of new people and travelling to places that I had only dreamt of. The salary is good and I am getting an extra bonus because I speak more languages than my colleagues.

Middle

Paragraph (s)

Closing

Paragraph

Starting next month I will be flying to New York, so hopefully we can meet there. I must go now.

Give my love to everyone.

Denisse

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

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Some common phrases are:

2355 Avenida Carranza

San Luis Potosi, SLP

Mexico, 89547

Greeting

Dear Susan:

March 25, 2009

Dearest Larry:

Hello aunt Mary:

Thanks for your letter.

It was great to hear from you.

I am sorry I haven’t written.

It was great to see you last month.

Opening

Paragraph

Many things have happened since then. I’ll tell you all about it, but first let me remind you that you promised to send me the pictures you took of us.

Middle

Paragraph

Now the news, …………………..

Starting next month I will be flying to New York, so hopefully we can meet there.

Closing

Paragraph

I must go now.

That’s all from me, Bye for now,

Give my love to everyone.

Signature

ending

Give my regards to everyone

Take care

Best wishes

Denisse

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

ok let s check our learning

An informal letter is a message we write to people we know

Ok, let’s check our learning…

well

paragraphs.

  • A letter is divided into
  • Apart from the paragraphs, you need to write:

your address

  • the date

a greeting

a signature ending

your signature

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.

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For your letter,

First decide on the topics

If your letter is about your last holiday:

First paragraph: The hotel

Second Paragraph: The activities you did

Last paragraph: An interesting

person you met

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If your letter is about your current life:

First paragraph: A new course

Second Paragraph: Recent weekend activities

Last paragraph: New friends or

New activities with your old friends

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You are ready to start. Follow the example.

Don’t forget to include all the parts of the letter and some of the set phrases.

Finally, remember to give (send) your letter to your teacher for revision.

Advanced Unit 1 Partial 1 Developing Writing Skills By Ana Luisa Oviedo A.