Formal vs Informal Emails and Letters

Formal vs Informal Emails and Letters
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Formal vs Informal Emails and Letters

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Learning Objective
At the end of the lesson, you will be able to differentiate between formal and informal emails/letters and understand the differences in language used.

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Formal vs Informal
Formal emails/letters are used for professional purposes while informal emails/letters are used for personal communication.

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Formal emails/letters use a polite and professional tone while informal emails/letters use a casual and friendly tone.

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Formal emails/letters use formal greetings such as 'Dear Sir/Madam' or 'To Whom It May Concern' while informal emails/letters use casual greetings such as 'Hi' or 'Hey'.

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Formal emails/letters use formal language and avoid contractions while informal emails/letters use informal language and contractions.

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Formal emails/letters are usually longer and more detailed while informal emails/letters are shorter and more relaxed.

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Formal emails/letters use formal closings such as 'Sincerely' or 'Yours faithfully' while informal emails/letters use casual closings such as 'Cheers' or 'Best'.

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Let's practice! Read the email and determine if it is formal or informal.

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What have we learned today? Let's review the differences between formal and informal emails/letters.

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Write down 3 things you learned in this lesson.

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Write down 2 things you want to know more about.

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Ask 1 question about something you haven't quite understood yet.

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