How to Make a Letter Informal
Informal letters are written in a style that is close to spoken language. Many everyday words and conversational expressions are used.
Look at the table below for some common examples of phrases used in informal letters:
Look at this sample answer for an informal letter:
WRITING TASK 1
You should spend about 20 minutes on this task
A person you met on a language course last summer has written to you asking if
they can come and visit you in your home country.
Write a letter to your friend. In your letter
- Say when would be a good time to visit
- Say what places they could visit
- Tell them what they need to bring with them
Write at least 150 words
You do NOT need to write your own address
Begin your letter as follows:
It’s great to hear from you, and what brilliant news. It’ll be amazing to see you again – I can’t believe it’s already six months since we did that English course together in Eastbourne.
Spring is a great time to visit Romania as everywhere is so green after the winter – I would suggest April or May when all the trees and flowers are in bloom. It’s so pretty in the mountains near my home.
I can meet you in Bucharest and we can look around the city for a few days and then we could go hiking in the mountains, I know a great walk to a waterfall and a ruined castle. We can stay overnight in a mountain lodge.
It might be a bit rainy in spring, so bring a waterproof jacket and a good pair of walking boots. But it can also be hot so bring t-shirts and shorts. Also, it would be great if you could bring some special food from Japan.
I can’t wait for your visit! Looking forward to seeing you in the spring!
All the best,