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Transcript of INFORMAL LETTER
An informal letter, also referred to as a friendly letter, is a personal letter written to friends or family members.
-Who received the letter
-The intention of the letter
-Information you want to give
Why you are writing
--->The main topics you want to discuss
--->A closing message
- Hi there,
Great to hear from you! Sorry I haven’t written for so long, but I’ve been really busy.
First of all, I had my exams. They were really hard this year so I had study a lot. I didn’t go out for two whole weeks!
After that, I went on a cruise with some friends to celebrate the end of the exams. We stopped off at Florence, Rome and Pompeii and we saw all the sights. I’d love to go again.
We got back last weekend and now I’m just waiting for my results. How about you? Are you still busy? Why don’t you come and visit some time during the holidays? It would be fantastic to see you.
Write soon and tell me when you want to come over.
Bye for now, Laura.
Inviting a friend:
- Explain the reason for the party
- Give the date and time of the party
- Suggest what the classmate could bring to the party
Advising a friend about a holiday:
-Offer to find somewhere to stay
-Give advice about what to do
Write an email to an English friend telling him/her your latest news.
(That’s our example)
She’ d -----------She would
You’ ve------------You have
I’m----------------- I am
* You can use contractions
It’s a rip off
– Es una estafa
It’s finger licking good
– Está para chuparse los dedos
It’s my treat / It’s on me
– Invito yo
It’s high time/About time
– Ya es hora / Ya va siendo hora
Long time no see!
– ¡Cuánto tiempo!
– No te preocupes / no es molestia
To sum up…
– En resumen…
Responding to a message:
- Thanks for your letter/email.
- It’s great to hear from you.
- Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply.
Catching up after a break:
- Sorry I haven’t written for so long, but…
- I can’t believe how long it’s been since we last met / spoke!
- We must catch up/ get together soon.
- I haven’t heard from you /spoken to you for ages!
Asking about your reader:
- How’s it going?
- What’s up?
- How are things with you?
- How have you been?
- What’s new?
Talking about you:
- All good there.
- It’s been a bit hectic here. ( Está siendo un poco agitado por aquí)
- I’ve been really busy.
- Guess what! (¡Adivina qué!)
- I’ve got some great/amazing/sad news.
- I’ve having an amazing / great / incredible time / the time of my life!
Asking about others
- Lots of love to (you and) your family.
- Hope everyone’s doing well.
- Say “hi” to … for me!
- Bye for now,
- Write soon!
- See you soon!
- Call me!
- Take care,
- (Lots of / All my) love,
- Love from,
- Hugs and kisses,