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Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School Term 3 - Unit 6: Not Always a Perfect Place Situational Writing - Informal Letter

Name: __________________________________ ( Primary 4: _______________________________ ) Date: __________________

What is an informal letter? It is a written piece of communication to a relative, a friend or any acquaintance to inform him / her of an event, happening etc. Purpose It is to communicate with someone informally about an event, situation or to share ideas Audience Most often, it is written for someone you know well e.g. a cousin, a friend, a pen-pal. Context / Tone Informal, personal and friendly Language Use of personal pronouns Example: I really enjoyed myself last week. Structure

Mary Tan Blk 123 Bishan Street 11 #04-567 Singapore 570123 4 July 2008

) Name of writer ) Address of writer ) ) Date

Dear Jane, How are you getting on? I hope you are fine. Main content of letter Yours sincerely, Writer’s signature
Agnes Pang / Chew MK 1 20/6/08

) Salutation ) Greeting(s)

) Complimentary close

Sample Below is a sample of an informal letter.

Mary Tan Blk 123 Bishan Street 11 #04-567 Singapore 570123 4 July 2008

Name of writer Address of writer

Date Salutation Dear Jane, Greeting(s) How are you? I hope you are fine. Content of letter Have you been to the Jurong Bird Park since it was renovated? Well, my family and I went there on Sunday, 22 June 2008. I did not know that big birds like the peacocks can fly until I saw some of them flying up to a tree. We had a strange encounter at the open-air food terrace. While we were having our lunch, a peacock came along and pecked at a six-year-old girl’s nose. The child was holding an ice-cream cone and walking around when the peacock decided to share her dessert. The girl was so frightened that she screamed at the top of her lungs. The diners quickly chased the peacock away. Fortunately, it was not a serious injury and a restaurant staff put a plaster on the girl’s nose. After the incident, we went to the gift shop where I bought a stuffed toy penguin. It reminded me of the penguin in the movie “Happy Feet”. I enjoyed myself at the outing. Perhaps you would like to visit the place with your family. Complimentary close Yours sincerely, Writer’s signature

Mary

Agnes Pang / Chew MK 2

20/6/08

Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School Term 3 - Unit 6: Not Always a Perfect Place Situational Writing - Informal Letter Name: __________________________________ ( Primary 4: _______________________________ ) Date: ___________________

Imagine that you are Beatrice. Write a letter to your friend, Anne, and tell her about your encounter with the boy.

In your letter, include the following information based on the story: • whom you were with and where did both of you go

what you saw on your way home

how you felt about him

where had the boy ran away from

what happened to him in the end

You may reorder the points. You should write in complete sentences.

Agnes Pang / Chew MK 3

20/6/08

Answer Key Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School Term 3 - Unit 6: Not Always a Perfect Place Situational Writing - Informal Letter Name: __________________________________ ( Primary 4: _______________________________ ) Date: __________________

Imagine that you are Beatrice. Write a letter to your friend, Anne, and tell her about your encounter with the boy.

In your letter, include the following information based on the story: • whom you were with and where did both of you go (with my cousin; went to watch Queen Victoria’s coronation procession) • what you saw on your way home (a boy huddled up / lying in the garden) • how you felt about him (disgusted / annoyed / irritated) • where had the boy ran away from (a factory) • what happened to him in the end (ran away / managed to escape)

You may reorder the points. You should write in complete sentences.

Agnes Pang / Chew MK 4

20/6/08

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