Letter Writing (Formal)
A formal letter should state the reason for writing in the first paragraph so that the recipient is not confused.

Letter Writing (Formal)

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Formal letters are important, especially when applying for jobs. A well-written formal letter can be the first step to getting an interview.

Learn more about frameworks and new terms for formal letters in our second English quiz on Letter Writing.

1.
Which information is used at the top right of the letter?
Date
Recipient name and address
Salutation
Sender address
Remember 'salutation' is the greeting you use
2.
Which information follows the details from question 1?
Date
Recipient name and address
Salutation
Sender address
The date is placed underneath the sender address
3.
How should the date be written in a formal letter?
In numbers but with the month as a word
In numbers only
In words but with the month as a number
In words only
'24th July 2011' is correct
4.
What is on the left of the page and level with the date?
Recipient name and address
Salutation
Sender address
Valediction
The name and address you are writing to comes next
5.
What is written under the information in question 4?
Recipient name
Salutation
Valediction
Your (sender) name
'Dear Sir/Madam' or 'Dear John' = salutation/greeting
6.
What might you include next in your letter?
A reference to show your reason for writing
A title, e.g. 'A letter of complaint to the bank'
Your (sender) name
Your reason for writing
If writing for a job, 'Re: Position of Saturday Assistant'
7.
What should your first paragraph state?
A reference to show your reason for writing
Tasks for the recipient to carry out
What you wish to happen next
Your reason for writing
Your opening lines say why you are writing the letter
8.
Which term describes the middle of a letter?
Body
Ending
Head
Opening
The body of the letter explains your purpose in detail
9.
The concluding paragraph states .......
A farewell
A greeting
What has already happened
What you wish to happen next
End with 'Yours faithfully / sincerely'
10.
At the very end of the letter you need to .......
Print the recipient's name
Print your name
Sign and print your name
Sign your name
Sign the letter then print your name in capital letters
Author:  Sue Daish

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