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LETTER WRITING

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Jacquie Ombewa

on 9 October 2013

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Transcript of LETTER WRITING

Formal and Informal Letter Writing
When writing letters decide if they are going to be...

INFORMAL LETTERS ARE

To people you know such as friends or relatives.


FORMAL LETTERS ARE

To people you don’t know;

To an organisation such as a bank or the council;

Possibly letters of complaint or letters asking for information.
One side of the paper only

Plan before you write

Keep it simple
Writing a formal letter

Space for signature but write or type your
name clearly underneath

ADDRESSES
AND DATE

NOTE

NEVER

Use slang;

Use jargon.

ALWAYS

Put no commas outside the main body of the letter;

Use short sentences and simple words;

Use proper paragraphs.

When writing formal letters

Dear Helen

ALWAYS

Yours sincerely

Dear Sir/Mrs Smith

ALWAYS

Yours faithfully

Which do I use ....
Yours sincerely or yours faithfully?


You bought a second hand car for £700. It had only been running for a week when the engine broke down.
The garage says it will cost over £400 to repair.

Write a letter:

A) to the garage where you bought the car asking for your money back.

B) to your solicitor explaining what has happened
and asking for advice.

C) to a friend explaining what has happened.

Your writing tasks
Formal
or
Informal


Watch me..
Your recap exercise
In your groups, decide how the text boxes should appear on a page.
Rearrange the boxes to create a logical, well laid out formal letter.
The Sweet Game!
But first..
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