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 such a lovely letter. It was wonderful to hear from you and 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.