H4 9 november

Writing  - Informal letter
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Writing  - Informal letter

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Today's plan:
  • Examples informal letter
  • Structure
  • Writing informal letters yourself

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Learning goal

During this lesson you are going to practise and improve your writing skills.

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Writing an informal letter

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Informal letter


Greeting > Dear [ name ]

- The first line of an informal letter should be lighthearted and welcoming. 
- Describe why you are writing the letter

- Addressing the points from the assignment in paragraphs, divided by a blank space

-  Sum up the purpose of your lettere
- Use a closing sentence > I hope to hear from you soon.


Structure of an informal mail / letter

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Mind your sentence structure!
Sentence structure!
Begin altijd met onderwerp, dan de werkwoorden, vervolgens voorwerp / naamwoorden.

Tijd: tijd komt altijd voor of achteraan de zin.
Laura is beautiful. I want to marry Laura.
My dog doesn’t like cats.
I live with my parents.
We will go to New York tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will go to New York.

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Mind your grammar!

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Mind your spelling!

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Mind your punctuation!

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Mind your punctuation!
Punctuation: a period
A period '.' > at the end of each sentence. 

Avoid stringing sentences on: 
Yesterday I went to school and there I studied English 
and I also saw my friends. 

Yesterday I went to school. There I studied English. 
I also saw my friends.

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Mind your punctuation!
Punctuation: comma's
A comma ',' for:
- 'lists' or series of words
We bought apples, peaches, and bananas today.

A comma is often a 'soft pause' to clarify something within the sentence or to separate ideas. 

Never a comma between a subjet and the belonging verb:
My friend Cleo, is a wonderful singer. WRONG!

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Your writing assignment

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 Informal Letter 1
QuestionYou have received the following letter from your English-speaking friend.

Write an informal letter as a reply to your friend (around 140-190 words). 
Make sure to include the points mentioned by your friend!

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Informal letter 2
You are studying English at a private language school attended by many international students. You are planning a surprise birthday party for a friend who has been feeling particularly sad and homesick. Write to another classmate and invite him / her to the party. In your letter:
• explain the reason for the party
• give the date and time of the party
• suggest what the classmate could bring to the party.
You should write at least 150 words.

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Informal Letter 3
An English-speaking friend wants to spend a two-week holiday in your region and has written asking for information and advice. Write a letter to your friend. In your letter:
• offer to find somewhere to stay
• give advice about what to do
• give information about what clothes to bring
You should write at least a 150 words.

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Informal Letter 4
You borrowed an important textbook from a classmate last term. You now realize your classmate had returned home overseas and you still have the book. Write a letter to to him / her. In your letter:
• apologize for the mistake
• find out how important the book is to him / her
• say what you will do
You should write at least a 150 words.

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