# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 16 стр.

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You'll never guess what happened the other day! (Peter asked me to marry
him.)
Useful language:
I'm sorry to tell you that (I've just lost my job.)
Bad news, I'm afraid. (I've got to go into hospital next week.)
Useful language:
It might be a good idea to ...
One thing I would suggest is ...
In your letter you said you weren't sure what to do about (Jenny). Well, if I were
you, I'd talk things over with her face to face.
Thank you/Congratulations/Good Luck
Useful language:
I'm writing/I just had to write to thank you/ Thank you so much for (+ noun/-
ing)
It was very kind of you to ...
(+ verb)
I'm writing to congratulate you/Congratulations on
(+ noun)
I'm writing to wish you (the very best of) luck in/with
(+ noun)
Giving regards
Useful language:
Give my regards to (Mary). Best wishes ...
Look after yourself. Best regards ...
Take care.
Yours
Endings
It is usual to end letters which expect a reply with a sentence on a separate line.
This could be:
Well, that's all for now.
I'll tell you more when I see you
next week.
Thanks again (for last weekend.)
Hope to hear from you soon/see you soon.
Write soon/See you soon.
(I'm really) looking forward to seeing you/hearing from you again. See you on
(the fifteenth.)
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You'll never guess what happened the other day! (Peter asked me to marry
him.)
Useful language:
I'm sorry to tell you that (I've just lost my job.)
Bad news, I'm afraid. (I've got to go into hospital next week.)

Useful language:
It might be a good idea to ...
One thing I would suggest is ...
In your letter you said you weren't sure what to do about (Jenny). Well, if I were
you, I'd talk things over with her face to face.

Thank you/Congratulations/Good Luck

Useful language:
I'm writing/I just had to write to thank you/ Thank you so much for (+ noun/-
ing)
It was very kind of you to ... (+ verb)
I'm writing to congratulate you/Congratulations on (+ noun)
I'm writing to wish you (the very best of) luck in/with (+ noun)

Giving regards
Useful language:
Give my regards to (Mary). Best wishes ...
Look after yourself. Best regards ...
Take care. Yours…

Endings
It is usual to end letters which expect a reply with a sentence on a separate line.
This could be:
Well, that's all for now.
I'll tell you more when I see you next week.
Thanks again (for last weekend.)
Hope to hear from you soon/see you soon.
Write soon/See you soon.
(I'm really) looking forward to seeing you/hearing from you again. See you on
(the fifteenth.)