Presentation about Informal and semi-formal letters


Informal and semi-formal letter structures. Informal letter. An informal letter is used when writing to a friend or acquaintance. Address and date. Right hand corner After you have written the address. Salutation. The most common. Body. Opening paragraph Include a greeting and explain why are you writing. Giving news Listen, did I tell you about. Referring to news. Invitations I’m/We’re having. Requests I’m writing to. Idiomatic expressions She was tickled pink by the good news. Reasons for ending you letter Anyway. Send greetings and/or make reference for future contact Give my love/regards to. Signing off. Love Lots. Semi-formal letter. A semi-formal letter. Use the last name of the recipient followed by a colon – Dear Mr. Some idioms are. Paragraph 1. The tone of the letter is polite and therefore appropriate. The reason for writing I am writing to provide the information you requested. Closing remarks Thank you for your help. A complimentary close. Respectfully yours, Yours truly, Sincerely yours, Sincerely, Cordially, Best wishes. Postscripts. A P. S. (or postscript) comes after your sign-off and name.


Personal and gracious tone abbreviations idiomatic expressions colloquial language.

Main paragraphs: Pursue to use friendly, informal language. Asking the recipient questions will encourage a response.

Final paragraph: Sign off and invite the recipient to respond. Do not end the letter suddenly.

Use the last name of the recipient followed by a colon – Dear Mr./Mrs./Miss/Ms.  For multiple addressees, list the names of all the recipients – Dear Ms. Black, Mr. Bennett and Dr Toulson-Smith Do not write the first name Use a generic salutation such as Dear Sales Director, or Dear Sir/ Dear Madam.

Paragraph 1 – Explain why are you writing Paragraph 2 – Details of the issue Paragraph 3 – Give dates/ time that you can arrange a meeting.

Respectfully yours, Yours truly, Sincerely yours, Sincerely, Cordially, Best wishes.

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