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Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Dear + title + surname A FORMAL LETTER Dear Mr Phillips, Dear Ms Jones, Dear Sir, Dear Madam, Dear Sir/Madam, Starting a letter - I am writing to ask/ tell/ inform you that - I am writing to ask/ inquire about - I am writing with regard to - I am writing with reference to - I am writing in connection with - I am writing in response to - In reply to your letter, I am writing to Asking for information - I would like to request a - Please could you send me - I would like to get some information about - I enclose a stamped addressed envelope and a cheque for (amount) Close the letter - Thank you for your attention We hope to hear from you in the near future -I look forward to hearing from you, -Yours faithfully, (full name) Yours sincerely, (full name) Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Informal letters are written to people that we know very well We can write about our holiday, new experiences, personal problems, etc Informal letters are written in a personal tone and in an informal style •When we give news in our letters we should use Present Perfect and Past Simple •Present Perfect is used to refer to recent activities •the Past Simple is to refer to activities that happened in the particular time in the past Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien an informal greeting an introduction in which we write our opening remarks ( asking a friend how is he/she) and we state the reason for writing a main body, in which we write about the main topic of the letter in detail a conclusion, in which we write closing remarks an informal ending Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Starting a letter/opening a letter - Thanks for your last letter and the nice photos - Thanks for your last letter Sorry, I haven't written you for a long time because - Sorry for not writing for so long - Long time no see Hope all's well in your world! Closing/ending the letter: Sorry, but I have to finish (Hope to) see you soon, I must be off now, Bye for now, Love to all, Hugs, Thank you, Best wishes, Yours, Write (back) soon, Love from Regards, Many thanks, Take care, Your loving friend, Cheers, Kindest regards, (first name) Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien     Asking for information/ Asking for help Thanking Advising Inviting Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien  I’m very grateful for  I’d like to thank you very much for…  I very much appreciated… Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien  I'm very sorry that/about  Please forgive me for  I'd like to apologize about  Please accept my apologies for Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien I would like you to… I would be grateful if you could… I need to ask your advice about I'd like to ask for information about… What I'm looking for is I’d like to ask some information about/ inquire about… Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Opening Remarks •I’m writing to ask for your advice •Can/Could you give some advice? •I’ve got a problem and I need your help Closing remarks •What you think I should do? •Please tell me what to •Please let me know what you thing I need to Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Opening remarks •I have your letter and I think I can help you •If I were you, I would … •I think you should … Making suggestions •Why don’t you … •You could … •How about doing … •You should/must/need to … Closing remarks •Let me know what happened •Hope it helped Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Opening Remarks •I’m writing to invite you (to…) •Can/Could you come to my birthday? •I am planning to have …., would you like to come? Closing remarks •I would be happy if you could come •Please tell me if you could come next week •Please let me know if you are free and come Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Opening remarks •Thank you for your invitation … •I would love to come •It sounds great •Count on me … Closing remarks •See you there •I am looking forward to it •Can’t wait to see you Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Opening remarks •Thanks for the invite, but … • I’m afraid I can’t make it Closing remarks •Sorry, I can’ be there •I’m sorry I’ll miss it • I hope to see you some other time •We have to get together next time Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Read the letter to Molly Write your response and give Anna advice Dear Molly, How is life treating you? Hope all is well your side I’m fine but I have a problem that has been bothering me for weeks I would like to ask you for advice I have a colleague at work, Polly, who desperately wants to be my friend I went shopping with her few times and we went for coffee couple of times but I don’t really like her You know, we don’t have much in common but she obviously thinks differently I understand that she might feel lonely as her husband is always on the business trip but I can’t spend all my free time with her She is really annoying sometimes Lately, I have even started to make up excuses why I can’t spend time with her I don’t want to this but I don’t know what else I could I don’t want to hurt her feelings Could you help me? What should I tell her? How should I behave? I don’t mind going for coffee with her now and then but not every day! I don’t want to make up things and lie to her I would really appreciate if you could help me You know, I work with her so I would like to stay on good terms with her Waiting for your response P.S Send my love to Ted and Monica Tell them that I miss them! Love Anna Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Match suggestions with the correct options How about a.) go to cinema? b.) going to cinema? We could a.) drive to the beach b.) driving to the beach Would you like a.) playing football? b.) to play football? I think you should a.) go to doctor b.) to go to doctor What about a.) telling him the truth? b.) tell him the truth? Let’s a.) watch a TV b.) watching TV Why don’t you a.) spend a day here? b.) to spend a day here? Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien ... topic of the letter in detail a conclusion, in which we write closing remarks an informal ending Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Starting a letter/ opening a letter - Thanks for your last letter and... Prepared by Ms Ta Thanh Hien Informal letters are written to people that we know very well We can write about our holiday, new experiences, personal problems, etc Informal letters are written in a... personal problems, etc Informal letters are written in a personal tone and in an informal style •When we give news in our letters we should use Present Perfect and Past Simple •Present Perfect is used
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