H4 - Informal Letter

Informal Letters
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Informal Letters

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

In your own words, what is the difference between an informal and a formal letter?

Slide 2 - Open vraag


  • Often written to a friend or a family member.
  • They use informal language which make them relaxed and familiar.
  • The language is also friendlier.
  • Sometimes they are written by hand.

  • used when writing to someone you do not know.
  • Or when the content is not personal.
  • The language should be formal to give a professional look.
  • They should be typed on the computer.

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Open your Cambridge book p. 20

Slide 4 - Tekstslide


Slide 5 - Sleepvraag

Answer the following questions
On page 20 you will find the three texts.
Decide for each text:
  • Who could have written it?
  • Who was it probably written to?
  • Why?

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Look at exercise 2 on page 20.

Which language is informal?

Slide 7 - Open vraag

Look at the sample letter of exercise 3.

Why did this letter get a low mark. Name several reasons.

Slide 8 - Open vraag

In a Google Doc
Rewrite the letter of exercise.

Correct the errors in paragraph 2 and rewrite paragraphs 1 and 3 in an appropriate style.

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

C - Content Ideas
L - Language Input
O - Organisation
S - Style
E - Editing your work

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Content Ideas & Language Input
Content Ideas
  • Use it to brainstorm ideas that you want to include in your letter.

Language Input
  • What functions do I need to include in my letter?
  • What is expected of me? (inform, congratulate, opinion, advice/suggest etc.)

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Clear paragraphing is important. It does matter if you are writing a letter, an essay, an article or a story. You will always need a clear organisation.

Make a plan before you start writing

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Organisation - Plan
Opening formula
Paragraph 1 : Topic & Function
Paragraph 2: Topic & Function
Paragraph 3: Topic & Function
Paragraph 4: Final remarks
Closing formula

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

Style & Editing your work
  • Writing in a consistent style will help you keep the reader's attention.
  • Everything should be completely formal or completely informal. Don't mix the two.

Editing your work
  • Read your work and correct any mistakes
  • Is the grammar accurate?
  • Is the spelling correct?
  • Is there enough punctuation?
  • Is the style consistent?

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

In the same Google Doc
Write down all the information phrases of exercise 5.

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Write a response to this prompt. Hand in your Google Doc on Classroom at the end of the lesson.
Use this checklist as well as CLOSE to write your letter.

Slide 16 - Tekstslide