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Informal Letter

F1 Your address ____________________________

______ (date) ______

Dear _____________, F2
Paragraph 1
– include formalities; give reason for writing the letter.
 Asking about the person’s health
- How are you? I hope you and your family are in the best of
health. The reason I write the letter is to…………….
- I hope my letter finds you in the best of health.
 Asking about the reader has been doing lately
- Did you go on a holiday to Pulau Pangkor?
- I am happy that you have settled well in your new neighbourhood.

Paragraph 2/3
- Points + Elaborations

Paragraph 4
- Closing remarks
 Do write to me as soon as possible. I am looking forward to
receive a reply from you.
 Take care and please convey my regards to your family.
 Do write to me when you have the time. Take care.
 I am looking forward to hear from you.

Yours sincerely,
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1. Sender’s Details
a. Write your address at the top right-hand corner of the letter
2. Date
a. Write the date below the address.
b. The date must be written formally but can be written either uppercase or
i. 1 MARCH 2010
ii. 1 March 2010
3. Salutation
a. Write the salutation on the next line on the left-hand side of the letter.
b. Address the person you are writing with “Dear” …..,
c. Make sure you have a comma after the greeting.
4. Introduction
a. Enquire after the person’s health or well being by asking
i. How are you? I hope you are fine…..:, I am glad to hear that….”
5. Body
a. Use informal language. Keep the tone personal
b. Use simple sentences
c. You can use contractions like
i. I’ll
ii. She’s
iii. They’re
d. Use informal linking expressions such as “anyway”,”yet”,”still” and “also”.
e. Do not use slang or too many casual expressions.
f. Minimise the use of lengthy sentences.
6. Closing
a. End your letter with a reference to the reason you wrote and send regards
where appropriate.
b. Only the first word of the signing off begins with a capital letter and the last
word ends with a comma, for example:
c. “Your cousin”, “Your beloved granddaughter”, and “Yours sincerely”.