User:ASarjeant/Main Feature of Informal Letter Writing

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At the end of this lesson you will be able to

 Identify the different parts of an informal letter

 Identify the different expressions used for the introduction and complimentary close

 Use the colon after the salutation and other punctuation marks

 Use the correct language for the salutation, introduction, conclusion and complimentary close of the informal letter

--Allison Sarjeant 22:00, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Study the letter below and the labels given to each section.

                                                                            Direccion y fecha/ Adddress and date

Saludo Salutation

					                                            6 de marzo de 2008
          Querida Elena;      

?Como estas?1 Espero que estes bien 2..Es para invitarte a3 …………

Esto es todo para ahora. Escribeme pronto
Un abrazo de tu amiga,

Texto/ Body


Despedida/Complimentary close

Now, Can you identify the various sections of the letter?

Headings Expressions

Note: Here is a list of other expressions that you can use in the various sections

Salutation: Hola / Mi querido(a) / Estimado(a)

Introduction: Que tal? / Que tal estas?/ Como te va?1 Estoy frnomenal y tu?/

Espero que todo vaya bien contigo 2 Espero que tengas buena salud Espero que tu y tu familia esten bien

Esta carta es para decirte/ invitarte 3 Estoy esctiniendo paa decirte/ inforrmar te

Conclusion: Nada mas por ahora Hasta entonces Escribeme pronto Da recuerdos a tu familia / a tus padres/ a todos

Complimentary close: Carinosamente Con carino Un abrazo muy fuerte

Besos y abrasos

Tu amigo(a)…..

N.B. Remember • The address is not to be written out fully. e.g “Toco” is enough • Using a Spanish name will enhance your work • The use of de before the month and the year • The inrtroduction has three parts;1 greeting, 2 I hope and 3 reason for writing

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1.Match the expressions with the various headings







Have you done it?

Congrratulations you are doing well 

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2.Place the parts of this letter in their correct order and format

Mi querido Ramon:

  • Da recuerdos a tu mama.
  • Como estas?
  • Nada mas por ahora.
  • Carinosamente
  • 5 de abril de 2009
  • Tu amiga Teresita
  • Espero que tengas buena salud

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3.You will be given a question in your exam such as;

Write in Spanish a letter of (130-150 words) to a friend inviting him/her to your birthday party. Be sure to use all the following cues in your letter

  • A when and where is the party
  • B what are the preparations for the party
  • C what are the activities planned for the party
  • D describe your feelings about having this party

Now use what you have just learnt to format your letter Direccion, Fecha, Saludo, ,Introduccion, Conclusion, Despedida

--Allison Sarjeant 21:35, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

(In a later lesson you will be able to write the entire letter).

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June course new sandbox /MCQ tria/l--Allison Sarjeant 00:48, 12 June 2009 (UTC)