Formal vs. Informal Phrasing – A little matching activity to get us started.
Communicating to a Wider Audience – Memos are a huge part of the daily workforce life.
Parts of a Formal Letter – Let's examine it in full on detail.
Writing a Formal Letter – This form of writing is pivotal to the outcomes for kids.
The Structure of a Formal Letter – We highlight it for you and ask you to finish it off for us.
Writing a Notice – Read the sample notice. On a separate page, list your observations about the structure, how contact details are given, etc. on the lines below.
Formal Letters: Application for Leave – Here are some ways of writing the important information in a letter to an employer to apply for leave.
Writing a Letter to the Editor – Think about a recent news story that affects you or people that you know. What do you think about it?
Writing a Letter of Complaint – Imagine that you have ordered a product online that turned out to be faulty, or that you ate at your favorite restaurant lately and got food poisoning.
Making a Formal Recommendation – Formal recommendations could include writing a recommendation letter for someone who is looking for a job, or recommending a curriculum or policy change to your school.
Formal Letters: The Report – Break into small groups. Each group will be assigned a news article. Read the news article, write a short report on the event described.
Formal Letters: Letter of Resignation – Compose a letter of resignation to your employer. Looking at the format of the sample letters you have been given, choose the appropriate form for each part of the letter and circle it.
Formal Letters Use Formal Language – Many writing occasions call for a formal style. When using a formal style, certain words and phrases are more appropriate than others.
The Business Letter – The first paragraph of a typical business letter should state the main point of the letter. Begin with a friendly opening; then quickly transition into the purpose of your letter.
The Letter of Complaint – They are doing something that really annoys you, and you are trying to solve the problem without having to take legal action.