Tuesday, 22 November 2016

2n batxillerat Formal letters




HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT WRITING FORMAL LETTERS?
Read the following statements, then decide if they are true or false:
  1. When the letter starts Dear sir we end it with Yours sincerely,
  2. You can end a letter to someone you know with Best wishes,
  3. The first paragraph of the letter should explain your reason for writing.
  4. You should start a new paragraph for each sentence.
  5. You should leave a space between each paragraph.
  6. Ms is the title used for a married woman.
  7. Master is the title used for a man.
  8. If you are writing a formal letter, it is not a good idea to use contractions. (I’m is the contraction of I amcan’t is the contraction of cannot)
  9. When you are writing an application for a job, it is a good idea to say what a wonderful person you are. For example,I am intelligent, honest and I work very hard.
  10. When you apply for a job, it is a good idea to use a recycled envelope.















Applying for a job:

Cover letters




Check the following webpages for specific formal letters:  
      Letter of complaint sample
      Letter of apology sample
      Letter of information request sample

 A summary (no exercises)

 Lots of explanations and exercises on letter writing (5 (mix)

Read the text carefully






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