Posted by: laurainguia | April 24, 2010

How to write a formal letter

writingYou’ve been studying English for a while now. You’ve done your homework, you’ve written lots of formal letters. But still there are some issues you’d like to solve. You know one of the “typical” writing tasks of the final exam. Why not visit the following sites?

  1. General tips on how to write a formal letter: layout, rules, content, abbreviations, etc.
  2. Saro’s post on how to write a formal letter: it’s aimed at intermediate students, but it can remind you of interesting stuff. You have a useful presentation plus some exercises to practice.
  3. Travel plans + seeking employment: samples on how to request information, offering a house exchange, booking a campsite, making enquiries + applying for a job.
  4. Here you have samples of letters related to jobs: resignation, thank you, reference, salary history and cover letters. Here you are another website which is plenty of cover letters.

I hope these were helpful. Enjoy writing!



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