Read the Writing Strategy and do the tasks below.
1. Divide the letter into six paragraphs.
2. Find three examples of short forms. Correct them.
3. Find words and phrases in the letter which would be bette expressed with these more formal words and phrases:
friends I would be grateful if you could inform me
I would certainly be interested receiving a reply
4. Find words and phrases in the letter which express these things in a more formal way:
ask about soon sort out tell me about
1 Divide your letter into paragraphs.
2 In the first paragraph, which can be a single sentence, say why you are writing.
3 Each paragraph should have its own topic. It is usually best to deal with each point in the task in a separate paragraph.
4 In the final paragraph, which can be a single sentence, say that you expect a reply.
5 Avoid colloquial language and short forms.