A formal letters should consist of:
•) ) a formal greeting i.e. Dear Sir/Madam whet you don't know the person's name, Dear Mr/Mrs Wilson whet you do know their name.
•) ) a first paragraph in which you write any opening remarks and clearly state the reason for writing.
•) ) a main body (usually 1-3 paragraphs) which develops the subject. Benin a new paragraph for each main point.
•) ) a final) paragraph that sums up the topic, expresses what you what to be done or makes any other final comments.
•) ) a formal enging i.e. Yours faithfully when you don't khow the person's name, Your sincerely whet you know the person's name.
Formal letters can respond to written information (letters/adverts ets . In such cases, make sure all points asked for are included.
Para 1: opening remarks, reason for writing
Paras 2 & 3: development of the subject
Para 4: closing remarks, other comments
1) Look at the types of letters/emails (A-G) below. Who is each one written to? Which are formal? Why?
A) a letter of complaint to a course director
B) an email accepting your friend's invitation to a barbecue
C) a thank-you letter to your aunt
D) an email to a hotel owner asking for the return of some lost property
E) a letter to your friend telling her about a recent job interview you had
F) an email requesting information about an event
G) a letter making arrangements for a visiting speaker to come to a school