Havo 4 Writing 1

Class 1
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Class 1

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

At the end of today's lesson you will know:

  • the outline of a formal letter
  • do's and don'ts for language + style
  • most common spelling + grammar mistakes
  • a battle plan for tackling a writing task

Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Explanation writing test

  • 9 november
  • formal letter writing
  • 80 minutes
  • on your laptop
  • Use of a dictionary (Dutch-English) allowed

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Check pre-existing knowledge

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Dear Sir/Madam,
Your address
recipient's adress

The date
Introduce yourself + reason of writing
Explanation of the situation
Closing sentence
Your name

Slide 5 - Sleepvraag

Formal letter/email outline

1. Your own address without your name, with the country


 Distellaan 1
 3142 PB Hoofddorp
 The Netherlands

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Formal letter/email outline

2. Date of writing

 15 December 2020
 December 15, 2020
 December 15th, 2020
 15th December 2020

All options are correct; the first one is the easiest. Remember to write months with capital letters in English!

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

What is the correct opening greeting if you DO NOT know who will read your letter?

Slide 8 - Open vraag

Formal letter/email outline

3. Salutation

 Dear Mr Jones / Mrs Jones, (if you know who you are writing to)
 Dear Sir/Madam, (if you do not know who you are writing to)

  • Use capital letters
  • Never use a first name.
  • Do not write ‘Mister/Missus’
  • Always end with a comma

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

How do you end a formal letter?
Yours sincerely,
Yours faithfully,

Slide 10 - Quizvraag

Formal letter/email outline

4. Three paragraphs

More information later on

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

How do we start paragraph 1?
I'm ...
My name is ...
Good day

Slide 12 - Quizvraag

Which one is correct?
I am a fifteen-year-old boy/girl
I am a boy/girl and I am fifteen
I am a fifteen years old boy/girl
I am 14 and a boy/girl

Slide 13 - Quizvraag

How do you say 'ik zit op de KSH'
I sit on the KSH
I am on the KSH
I am at the KSH
I go to the KSH

Slide 14 - Quizvraag

Which one is correct
The reason I write you is...
The reason I am writing you is...
The reason i am writing you is
The reason i write you is...

Slide 15 - Quizvraag

Formal letter/email outline

6. Final sentence

  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

This is a sentence you can almost always use.

Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Formal letter/email outline

7. Closure

   Yours sincerely, (when you used a name in the salutation) 
   Yours faithfully, (when you used Sir/Madam in the salutation)

Slide 17 - Tekstslide

Formal letter/email outline

8. Your signature and full name



Ben de Waal

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

  1. Avoid starting your letter with 'I'.
  2. Use signal words/linking words
  3. Use modal words (would, could etc.)
  4. Use paragraphs (and use blank lines to clearly separate them).
  5. At the end, check your work!

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

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Slide 22 - Tekstslide

  1.  DON'T use abbreviations / contractions (I'll, didn't)
  2.  DON'T use the first translation you find in a dictionary without checking.
  3. DON'T use street language/slang (gonna, kinda, u, ur, w8, like ... you know, etc.) 

Slide 23 - Tekstslide

Frequent mistakes: spelling
  • When you talk about "ik", "i" is wrong, it is always “I”
  • Days of the week, months : Monday, Tuesday, August, October
  • Verb instead of noun (live v + life n, believe v + belief n)
  • Extra letters: dissapear (disappear), interresting (interesting)
Unsure? Look up!

Slide 24 - Tekstslide

Frequent mistakes: grammar
  • word order: In my opinion is it great to live in New York. In my opinion it is great to live in New York
  • their (their house)/they're (they are)/there (there is no water)
  • we're (we are)/were (we were at school)/where (where is the building)
  • than (=vergelijking: bigger than), then (=tijd, daarna first this happened, then this)

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  • Use adverbs and adjectives to make your writing come alive

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Slide 30 - Link

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Ones they where traveling threw South America whit some friends when too of them were kidnaped. (6)

Slide 32 - Open vraag

Those lady’s were trying to get some potato's, tomato's and loafs of bread for free. (4)

Slide 33 - Open vraag

Their are five books about wit here; this one is a lot funnyer then the other once, don’t you think so too? (4)

Slide 34 - Open vraag

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Write down 3 mistakes from the previous letter

Slide 37 - Open vraag

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What have you learned about formal letter writing today?

Slide 41 - Open vraag