# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 18 стр.

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M. Ive arranged to leave the keys with the girl in the flat upstairs, Diane, who
works at the Royal Free Hospital.
With love from
Jane
When you have finished, look at each sentence again and indicate which
words link it to the preceding sentence(s) and which words link it to the fol-
lowing sentence(s).
e.g. By the way, I wonder if you could remember to do a couple of things for me
during your stay? The first is to water all the plants at least once while you
are there And the other is to
Exercise 2
Rewrite the letter below, using the words in brackets to help you.
Pay special attention to the following:
Is it divided into paragraphs in the appropriate places? Are the ideas linked
together by suitable connectors? Has the unnecessary repetition of nouns been
avoided by the use of pronouns?
Dear Rachel
1. Just thought Id write you a few lines. Id like to say how much I enjoyed stay-
ing with you in London last weekend. (to) 2. It was great to go to so many interest-
ing places. It was great to do so many interesting things, too, (and) 3. Id love to
come and stay with you in London again sometime. Is that all right with you? (if)
4. Chris got a bit of a shock. I told Chris that Id spent over 150 quid in two days. I
shouldnt think Chris will want me to come and stay with you in London too often!
(when, so) 5. Chris said he liked the yellow dress. You persuaded me to buy the
yellow dress in that old beautiful little shop in Covent Garden. Chris said that he
didnt understand why I wanted another dress! (which, but) Theres such a lovely
atmosphere in Covent Garden, isnt there? 6. I especially enjoyed sitting outside
that cafe. We had those enormous cream cakes. We also listened to that man play-
ing the saxophone. (where, and) 7. That man reminded me of Robert De Niro in
New York, New York. We saw New York, New York together. We were at uni-
versity. (which, when) 8. Ill have to come up to London again soon. We can go
and see another play together at the theatre. (so) 9. The Gambler was the first play
Ive been to for over five years. Thats a long time, isnt it? (which) 10. I thought
The Gambler was extremely funny. I also thought the four actors in The Gambler
were all superb. (and that) Anyway, thanks again for a marvellous weekend. 11.
Lets try and write to each other more often from now on. Then we wont lose
touch again. (so) All my love.
Sarah
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M. I’ve arranged to leave the keys with the girl in the flat upstairs, Diane, who
works at the Royal Free Hospital.
With love from
Jane

When you have finished, look at each sentence again and indicate which
words link it to the preceding sentence(s) and which words link it to the fol-
lowing sentence(s).

e.g.   By the way, I wonder if you could remember to do a couple of things for me
during your stay? The first is to water all the plants at least once while you
are there… And the other is to…

Exercise 2
Rewrite the letter below, using the words in brackets to help you.
Pay special attention to the following:
Is it divided into paragraphs in the appropriate places? Are the ideas linked
together by suitable connectors? Has the unnecessary repetition of nouns been
avoided by the use of pronouns?

Dear Rachel
1. Just thought I’d write you a few lines. I’d like to say how much I enjoyed stay-
ing with you in London last weekend. (to) 2. It was great to go to so many interest-
ing places. It was great to do so many interesting things, too, (and) 3. I’d love to
come and stay with you in London again sometime. Is that all right with you? (if)
4. Chris got a bit of a shock. I told Chris that I’d spent over 150 quid in two days. I
shouldn’t think Chris will want me to come and stay with you in London too often!
(when, so) 5. Chris said he liked the yellow dress. You persuaded me to buy the
yellow dress in that old beautiful little shop in Covent Garden. Chris said that he
didn’t understand why I wanted another dress! (which, but) There’s such a lovely
atmosphere in Covent Garden, isn’t there? 6. I especially enjoyed sitting outside
that cafe. We had those enormous cream cakes. We also listened to that man play-
ing the saxophone. (where, and) 7. That man reminded me of Robert De Niro in
New York, New York. We saw New York, New York together. We were at uni-
versity. (which, when) 8. I’ll have to come up to London again soon. We can go
and see another play together at the theatre. (so) 9. The Gambler was the first play
I’ve been to for over five years. That’s a long time, isn’t it? (which) 10. I thought
The Gambler was extremely funny. I also thought the four actors in The Gambler
were all superb. (and that) Anyway, thanks again for a marvellous weekend. 11.
Let’s try and write to each other more often from now on. Then we won’t lose
touch again. (so) All my love.

Sarah