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Letter Writing (Informal) 01
A letter to a friend is known as an informal letter.

Letter Writing (Informal) 01

In English, informal letters are much more "laid back", but there are still one or two things you should remember. Learn how to write letters to friends, relatives and people you know!

Before the age of electronic communication, handwritten letters were a precious means of communicating with people who were far away. A handwritten letter might accompany a parcel or some photos. Sometimes a letter would be folded with a pressed flower inside, or a newspaper clipping or other item of interest.

Many of these functions have now been taken over by apps, so people send interesting links, emoji, stickers and gifs instead of news clippings, lockets of hair and pressed flowers. However, a handwritten letter has the advantage of being physical. You first hold the letter, which later your recipient holds; the letter itself holds your personal touch, your handwriting.

So, if you ever do decide to send an informal letter to family or friends, what are the rules? This quiz is here to help!

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A letter to a friend is known as .......
A business letter
A formal letter
A letter of application
An informal letter
Informal letters use informal tones and frameworks
The first item given at the top right of the page is .......
Recipient address
Reference stating why you are writing
Sender address
The greeting or salutation
Your friend will be able to see who is writing at a glance. This can also be useful if your friend does not already have your address, such as when you have moved house
You greet your friend as .......
Dear ....... (first name)
Dear ....... (family name)
Dear Madam
Dear Sir
"Dear Jerome"/ "Dear Jasmine"
The information in your letter then follows as .......
A chapter
One block
Always separate information into paragraphs
You begin a new paragraph .......
When you begin a new sentence
When you carry on an idea
When you change to a new idea
When you have more of the same information
A new paragraph signals that you are about to begin a new idea
The first sentence of a paragraph is called .......
The new sentence
The opening sentence
The paragraph sentence
The topic sentence
The topic sentence states the subject of the paragraph
When writing an informal letter you might begin .......
How are you?
I write with reference to
Please find attached
To whom it may concern
Ask how your friend is before telling your own news. It's important to remember that the letter is part of a conversation
When writing an informal letter include .......
Recipient address
Reference stating why you are writing
Your signature and your printed name
You do not need to include these other suggestions!
In an informal letter your concluding paragraph says .......
You hope the recipient will read your application
You hope to read the recipient's news soon
You hope to read the sender's news soon
You will take the complaint further
It is your friend's turn to write you a letter now!
You close the informal letter with .......
Best wishes/Regards/Love from
Yours in hope
Yours faithfully
Yours sincerely
Use a suitable informal ending then write your name


Author:  Sue Daish

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