Hey everyone welcome back to my channel. This is Dori, I’m a teacher of English and today I’m going to show you the strategy and plan you should follow in order to write an informal letter in the IELTS general writing task. 1. Okay, keep in mind that the majority of times they’re going to ask you to write a formal letter in the exam and if you want to watch the video about how to write a formal letter, you can watch this video over here in this link. But today let’s go and see how an informal task would look like. Okay.
This is your task. Let’S read it: okay, it is obviously an informal letter since you write to a friend, you have to begin your letter with dear, and since this is your friend, you can come up with any name you like in this case. So, let’s just say that your friend’s name is John, so you have Dear John. After that things are simple. You don’t have to worry about this. It is a letter to a friend, however, do not get too carried away because it is a friendly letter and start writing the story of your life. No, you should still be organized, so you will use one paragraph for each of these points over here. Let’S read the first point again so in the first paragraph you’re going to do exactly that in an informal tone. This means that your tone can be friendly and conversational. As you would speak to him, you can use informal expressions, phrasal verbs thanks, for example. Instead of thank you and you can also use contractions of verbs, for example, you can use all these in a formal letter. You can’t alright. So let’s see our first paragraph as you can see in order to to develop each of these three points over here, you need to invent some things, but just use your imagination, and it will be fun also notice that my tone in the first paragraph over here Is very friendly and warm, and I use humour since this is a very close friend of mine. We went on holiday together right.
I use informal language, phrasal, verbs and contractions of verbs. Of course, don’t overdo it. This is a close friend, but still the letter is going to be read by an examiner so be decent and polite, no rude phrases or swearing, or anything like that. Ok now, accordingly, you’ll write one paragraph for this second point: let’s read it and your last paragraph is going to be about the third point again, despite being informal, you should still be organized and coherent, so you can explain why you didn’t write sooner and then remember Your holidays again and consequently invite him to spend time some time together again. Do you see how smoothly this goes from paragraph to paragraph one thought leads you to the next one. Even if you come up with your own ideas, you see Now, let’s see how you can close your letter, of course, no “, yours, faithfully” or “ yours sincerely”. Here these are only for formal letters here in an informal letter.
You will close your letter with one of the following. Let’S see before that, though, you can still choose to write, you can use this Both in a formal and an informal letter, so we will close our letter with I’m looking forward to hearing from you and we will choose the phrase all the best and our name For example, in this case, Patrick okay, that’s it! If you like to see or read the rest of the letter, you can do it here in this link. Now you just need to improve your grammar syntax vocabulary and please your spelling as always, good luck with your exam.