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Formal and Informal Letters

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Formal and Informal Letters
A letter is, most importantly, a way of communicating with another person. Letters have many different functions and can be written in many different ways. The two main types of letter are formal and informal and although the two types of letter look the same they are different in terms of content (the stuff you write about) and the type of language used.


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Why might you write a letter?
Reasons why you would write a formal letter… To complain To offer your opinion or comments to an issue or event To apply for a job Reasons why you would write an informal letter… To communicate with friends or family To thank someone To update friends or family with news about your life


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Must Do’s… The Informal Letter…
The Formal Letter… You make the reason why you are writing the letter clear Clear topic paragraphs A concluding paragraph which lets the reader know what your opinion is and what you would like to happen Appropriate and formal language Quotations from people with authority. Use of facts and figures to support your opinions The Informal Letter… You start the letter with a friendly tone – asking the reader how they are Paragraphs are used to discuss different topics A concluding paragraph which ends the letter on a positive note Informal and colloquial language



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Letter Writing: Formal and Informal

Letter Writing: Formal and Informal

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Created: Apr 29, 2012| Updated: May 12, 2014

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