Informal Letter


  •  contractions e.g. I’m , I don’t etc.
  • Informal phrases and language e.g. chat, believe it or not

  • no address

  • the date: top right hand corner (day/month or month/day)

  • ending: Take care, Cheers, Yours, Love, then a comma and your name

  • expressions: By the way…, Incidentally…, Well…,


                                                                                                                                                    2nd May


 Dear Joe,


I’d like to thank you for lovely letter. It was wonderful to hear form you all your news. I ‘m very sorry about not writing sooner but I’ve been a bit busy lately.


I’d like to tell you what I’ve been doing. Last weekend I was in London and I was fascinated by the National Gallery. In fact, there wasn’t really enough time to look at it properly but all being well; I’ll pay a return visit. Visiting the city was great experience even though it was raining.


Great news! I‘ve been given a full time job, believe it or not. Do you remember the family in Nottingham I was an au-pair with? Well, surprise, surprise, their next door neighbours contacted me and offered me the post of cook-housekeeper. Naturally, I accepted and I’m starting in a fortnight’s time.


Incidentally, before I start, I’m considering doing a bit of travelling around the country. So I might see you. Do tell me if you’ll be free the weekend after next. It’s been such a long time since we had a good chat and I’m looking forward to it.


Write soon. Lots of love, Anna.