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FORMAL LETTERS

PURPOSE OF LETTERS

Useful language:

1. Enquiry I am writing to enquire about...
I was interested in your advertisement in the Daily Times and Iwould like to have further information about...
I should be grateful if you would send me (full) details of...

2. Application I am interested inapplying for the post of... which was advertised in
the Weekend Times on 22nd September.
My reason for applying is that I would like to broaden my experience
andalso to make greater use of my knowledge of languages
than I do in my present position.
I would be able to attend an interview at any time which is convenient toyou.

3. Apology I am writing to apologize about...
... for the fact that (+clause)
... for (not) (+ ing)
The reason I couldn't telephoneyou was...
I'm really sorry to have wasted your time…
I assure you that this will never happen again
If you let me know where you bought it, I'llgladly replace it.

4. Complaint I am writing to complain about...
I am writing to express my concern about the fact that ...
I must insist that you...I must urge you to...

5. Opinion In reply to your letter of 12th Sept. I would like to say ...
I would like to respond to the article called ... which appeared inMonday's edition of your newspaper.
In my opinion,...
It seems (clear) to me that ...

6. Endings I look forward to hearing from you.

INFORMAL LETTERS

PURPOSE OFLETTERS
Useful language:
I. BEGINNING
Many thanks for your letter…
It was very nice to hear from you recently….
I was glad to hear...
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