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Informal Letter

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Ms. Mc Caffrey

on 30 August 2015

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Aim: To write an informal letter
In general, informal/personal letters are those you would write to people with whom you are on first name terms. These types of letters are exchanged between friends or family members.

Personal letters are rather like one-sided conversations. Although you should pay attention to structure.
Dear Lily,
Greetings/Sign Off
In an informal letter you know the person therefore, you can use their first name. You must include 'Dear' and include a comma after their name.
'Dear Lily,'

In an informal letter when you know the name of the person you are writing to you sign off with
'Your sincerely,'
Formal Letter
When you are writing a formal letter you must not use the persons first name.
You would write,

'Dear Mr. Reid,
'Dear Sir/Madam,'
You have just started secondary school, write an informal letter to a friend in primary school

In your informal letter
In your letter you should include news or events that will interest the person to whom you are writing, things you have been doing, people you have met, personal views etc.
You should also show an interest in the person to whom you are sending the letter, ask questions, give advice etc.
Informal Letter
Informal letter
Monaghan Collegiate School,
(your address)
Paragraph 1: State who you are and why you are writing.

Paragraph 2: Go into detail/Describe event/Ask questions
Paragraph 3: State what you would like to happen next.
Are you going to meet up? Where? When? How can they contact you? Do you expect a reply?
Yours sincerely,
You must have a capital 'Y' and a comma, your name goes underneath.
When you sign off, if you do not know the name you would write

'Yours faithfully,'
Describe the school you are in.
Discuss your first day.
Ask them what is happening in your old primary school.
Use the layout described earlier.
(sign off)
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