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What do you already know about formal and informal writing?

To whom do you write informal messages?

A

Your (future) boss

B

Friends

C

Family

D

People you do not know

That film was sick!

A

formal

B

informal

I regret to inform you that the swimming pool is now closed.

A

formal

B

informal

The managing director requests that everyone arrives for the meeting at 9am prompt.

A

formal

B

informal

What d’ya think?

A

formal

B

informal

We were just hanging out in the park.

A

formal

B

informal

Formal

Informal

A relative

A client

Your friend from school

Your boss

How are your parents doing?

A

Formal

B

Informal

Talk to you later!

A

Formal

B

Informal

Hello Sabrina,

Dear Mrs Collins,

I'm writing to find out about ...

I look forward to hearing from you.

I apologise for not getting in contact with you ...

See you soon.

I'm not happy about ...

Sorry, I haven't written for ages, but ...

Formal

Informal

I am writing to enquire about ...

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction with ...

I am looking forward to your reply

A

Formal

B

Informal

Match the formal expressions (right) with the informal expressions (left).

Obtain

Request

Inexpensive

Children

Reside

Contact

Finally

Inform

Live

Ask for

Get in touch

Kids

In the end

Cheap

Tell

Get

We visited Paris and I loved it!

A

Formal

B

Informal

Match the formal expressions (right) with the informal expressions (left).

Buy

Try

Take

Family

By accident

Lucky

Help

Look into

Accidentally

Attempt

Fortunate

Relatives

Assist

Accept

Investigate

Purchase

I consider myself a team player

A

Formal

B

Informal

I hope to hear from you soon.

A

Formal

B

Informal

Match the formal expressions (right) with the informal expressions (left).

Big

Better

Change

Call of

Put off

Put forward

But

And

Postpone

Superior to

Propose

Cancel

While

Transform

As well as

Large

I hope you'll feel better soon

A

Formal

B

Informal

Match the formal expressions (right) with the informal expressions (left).

At first

Begin

Chance

So

Seem like

Wrong

Show

Need

Appear

Commence

Incorrect

Therefore

Demonstrate

Opportunity

Require

Initially

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Geef de belangrijkste verschillen tussen een formeel en informeel bericht.

Geef de belangrijkste verschillen tussen een formeel en informeel bericht.