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Ejemplo de una carta formal: Solicitud de Información (enquiry)
22 Brown Street
London
N22 5ZT
23rd May 2015
The Director
The English School
12 Bridge Street
Leeds
L30 6NN

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to enquire about English Summer courses at your school.
I would be grateful if you could send me further details regarding courses in August. I
would like to know the starting dates, details about different types of courses and how
much they cost.
In addition, I would like to have further information about accommodation with host
families.
I look forward to hearing from you
Yours faithfully
Jane Smith

2. Ejemplo de una carta formal: Una queja (complaint)

22 Brown Street
London
N22 5ZT
23rd May 2015
The Editor
The Daily News
11 Upton Street
Newcastle
N45 6TY
Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing to complain about a news article printed in yesterday´s newspaper.
I believe that your article did not represent both sides of the argument. I have been
reading your newspaper for many years and one of the things that I value is your
reporting which is normally impartial. However, on this occasion I believe that the facts
were not clearly stated.
I would be very interested in knowing your comments regarding the above complaint.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully
Jane Smith

3. Ejemplo de una carta formal: Una disculpa
22 Brown Street
London
N22 5ZT
23rd May 2005

The Bank Manager
11 Tree Road
Sheffield
S22 7UK

Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing to apologise for not being able to attend the meeting on Wednesday 15th
May.
I was not able to attend due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond my control. I
sincerely apologise for this and hope that it did not cause you too much inconvenience.
I would like to know if it is possible to arrange another meeting in the near future.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully
Jane Smith

4. Informal letter/email
Opening Expressions: How to start an email / letter
How are you?
How have you been?
How’s everything going?
I was glad to hear from you.
I hope things are going well with you these days.
I hope you are doing fine.
Hope you are well.

Reason one is writing:
I am writing because …
The reason I am writing is because …
I wanted to …
I would like to …
Opening Expressions when we answer an email / letter
Thanks for your email / letter
It was great to hear from you
It was so nice to hear from you.
Sorry for not writing earlier
I hope you and your family are well

Responding to news
Sorry to hear about…
Glad to hear that you’re all well
Good luck with …
Hope you feel better soon
Body
This is the most important part. Here we talk about the main subject and expand with
details about the reason of writing the email. If we talk about two different things it is
best to write another paragraph.
If you want to put your ideas in order, you can begin with: “First, I wanted to let you
know…”
Asking for something
Can you please…?
Is it ok if you …?
I want to …
Would you mind …?
I was wondering if…

Conclusion
Closing expressions
Anyway, / Well that’s all for now
Hope to hear from you soon / Looking forward to hearing from you soon
Send my regards (love) to…
Take care / Best wishes / Regards / (Lots of) love from…
Sincerely,
Stay in touch / Keep in touch
Bye for now
See you