# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 10 стр.

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and shaken that we decided to go home. 16. ............................. we arrived at my
house, it started pouring with rain. We realised that our day out would have ended
badly even without the accident.
Look at the way the ideas are linked together in the passage.
EXERCISE 2 Choose a word or phrase from the following list to complete the
sentences. Use each item once only.
as long as by the time in case unless
even though just as where as soon as
1. They finally arrived home ............................... the clock was striking twelve.
2. Work stopped ............................... the bell rang.
3. The workmen had all gone ............................... I got home.
4. She said she would only go ............................... he came as well.
5. They used to play football every Saturday ............................... the weather condi-
tions made it impossible.
6. He didn't wear a coat ............................... it was freezing outside.
7. A crowd had gathered ............................... the procession was due to pass.
8. I decided to take my coat ............................... it got cold later in the day.
EXERCISE
3 Now do the same with these sentences.
Because of this Eventually Meanwhile On the other hand
Despite this Luckily Naturally Some time later
1. The little girl ran out into the street. ............................... there weren't any cars
coming, or she might have been killed.
2. He suddenly told us he had found a new job. ............................... we were all very
pleased and congratulated him.
3. She walked slowly towards her house. ................................ the burglar was escap-
ing through the back window.
4. We spent the afternoon looking for somewhere to stay. ............................... just as
we were giving up hope, we saw a sign outside a big old house.
5. Sue worked hard and usually felt very tired when she came home.
.............................. she hardly ever went out in the evening.
6. It was one of the coldest days of the year. ............................... a huge crowd had
gathered outside the town hall.
7. You could try writing to him. ............................... you might as well wait until you
see him again next week.
8. They said goodbye and he never saw her again. ................................ he heard that
she had married a much older man.
LETTERS
Letters can be formal, informal (including or giving information, accepting or refus-
ing invitations, letters of advice, letters of complaint etc) and transactional (formal
or informal letters that need a reply which are based on advertisements, other letters
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and shaken that we decided to go home. 16. ............................. we arrived at my
house, it started pouring with rain. We realised that our day out would have ended
badly even without the accident.

Look at the way the ideas are linked together in the passage.

EXERCISE 2   Choose a word or phrase from the following list to complete the
sentences. Use each item once only.
as long as              by the time                     in case            unless
even though             just as                        where               as soon as
1. They finally arrived home ............................... the clock was striking twelve.
2. Work stopped ............................... the bell rang.
3. The workmen had all gone ............................... I got home.
4. She said she would only go ............................... he came as well.
5. They used to play football every Saturday ............................... the weather condi-
tions made it impossible.
6. He didn't wear a coat ............................... it was freezing outside.
7. A crowd had gathered ............................... the procession was due to pass.
8. I decided to take my coat ............................... it got cold later in the day.

EXERCISE 3          Now do the same with these sentences.
Because of this                   Eventually         Meanwhile             On the other hand
Despite this                      Luckily            Naturally             Some time later
1. The little girl ran out into the street. ............................... there weren't any cars
coming, or she might have been killed.
2. He suddenly told us he had found a new job. ............................... we were all very
pleased and congratulated him.
3. She walked slowly towards her house. ................................ the burglar was escap-
ing through the back window.
4. We spent the afternoon looking for somewhere to stay. ............................... just as
we were giving up hope, we saw a sign outside a big old house.
5. Sue worked hard and usually felt very tired when she came home.
.............................. she hardly ever went out in the evening.
6. It was one of the coldest days of the year. ............................... a huge crowd had
gathered outside the town hall.
7. You could try writing to him. ............................... you might as well wait until you
see him again next week.
8. They said goodbye and he never saw her again. ................................ he heard that
she had married a much older man.

LETTERS
Letters can be formal, informal (including or giving information, accepting or refus-
ing invitations, letters of advice, letters of complaint etc) and transactional (formal
or informal letters that need a reply which are based on advertisements, other letters