Lesson 1: General explanation conventions. Practice letter 1
Lesson 2: Explanation grammar. Do the workshops and check your letter 1 for grammar mistakes. Compare to a classmates. Homework: Do letter 2
Lesson 3: Explanation Linking Words. Check your letter 2 for conventions, grammar and linking words.
Lesson 4 and 5: Work on letter 3 and 4. Ask your teacher for feedback!
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How do I write a formal letter?
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What is the difference between Formal and informal communication?
The main difference between formal and informal letters is that formal letters professionally address someone, and informal letters address someone in a personal way. ... Formal letters follow a specific format, while informal letters can follow any format.
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Formal versus Informal language.
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Conventions Formal Letter
• Adres afzender
• Naam geadresseerde, gevolgd door bedrijfsnaam en adres.
• 26th of November 2014
• Aanhef: Dear Sir/Madam of Dear Mr. Johnson, of Dear Mrs. Linsley
• Minimaal drie alinea’s
• Slotzin (gebruik de standaard zinnen)
• Afsluiting: Yours faithfully, of Yours sincerely,
Sla tussen de alinea’s een regel over.
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Practice letter 1. (hand out)
Pay attention to conventions and lay out. (see next slide)
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Grammar workshop 1 and 2
Present tense and Past tense.
Work together with a classmate: Fill in Stencil 1 and 2 handed out in class.
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reflect on your letter
Together with a classmate:
Check each others letter 1 on conventions and grammar Present and Past tenses.
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Grammar workshop 3
Present, past, perfect.
Work together with a class mate. Fill in stencil 3.
Practice letter 2 and 3. Pay attention to Conventions and Grammar.
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- For example
- For instance
- Although / even though
- Despite / despite the fact that
- In spite of / in spite of the fact
- In addition
- As well as
- Apart from
- In addition to
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Therefore, so, consequently and as a result are all used in a similar way.
“The company are expanding. Therefore / So / Consequently / As a result, they are taking on extra staff.”