Unit 1: Formal & Informal Letters
FORMAL LANGUAGE AND INFORMAL LANGUAGE IN LETTER WRITING
is the kind we use when we are being businesslike or whenwe are talking to people who we need to respect. We use formal types of languagewhen we are writing essays, or applying for a job, or talking to our teachers. For example, you would use either
at the end of aformal letter, and would sign the letter using both your first name and surname.
is the kind we use when we are talking or writing to our family or friends. For example, you would use something like
All the best
Lots of love
at the end of an informal letter, and would sign the letter using your firstname or a nickname.
Language of formal and informal letters
A. Which phrases or types of language would you find in a formal letter? Which phrasesor types of language would you find in an informal letter? Put them in the right columnbelow.
Formal and informallanguage