# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 33 стр.

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pocket. At first I thought the nurse upstairs might have a spare
key._________________________, unfortunately, it was half past
In the end I thought the best thing to do would be to try and get into the flat
through a window. Luckily, Id forgotten to close the one in my bedroom that
morning______________________ I was able to get in without having to break
any of the window panes. However, it was____________________ dark on that
side of the building that I couldnt see anything in the bedroom at all. Unfortu-
nately, ____________________ I was climbing through the window I knocked the
vase with my foot and ____________________ fell onto the floor
__________________ smashed into pieces. For a moment I was afraid that one of
the neighbours might think there was a burglar in your flat _________________,
luckily for me, nobody seemed to hear it.
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
______
Paul
Letters of apology
Exercise 19
Look at the example of an informal letter written in answer to the following
question:
You have recently got back from a holiday. You decide to write back to an English
friend who wrote to you some time ago. Apologise for the delay in replying and
Unfortunately, the letter contains a number of spelling, grammar and vocabulary
mistakes. Try to find and then correct them. The number of mistakes is indicated at
the end of each sentence.
Dear Chris,
Thanks for your letter. I am really sorry I didn't write back earlier, but I have only
just got back from holiday. I went with three friends to a little place called Mojacar
which is near of Almeria, but it wasn't exactly that we expected (2)!
We booked some rooms in hotel in the village, but when we arrived to the hotel,
we were very disappointing (3). It was very old, rather dirty and we couldn't to see
the sea (1). So, we decided change (1).
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pocket. At first I thought the nurse upstairs might have a spare
key._________________________,          unfortunately,   it   was    half    past
In the end I thought the best thing to do would be to try and get into the flat
through a window. Luckily, I’d forgotten to close the one in my bedroom that
morning______________________ I was able to get in without having to break
any of the window panes. However, it was____________________ dark on that
side of the building that I couldn’t see anything in the bedroom at all. Unfortu-
nately, ____________________ I was climbing through the window I knocked the
vase with my foot and ____________________ fell onto the floor
__________________ smashed into pieces. For a moment I was afraid that one of
the neighbours might think there was a burglar in your flat _________________,
luckily for me, nobody seemed to hear it.
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
______

Paul
Letters of apology
Exercise 19
Look at the example of an informal letter written in answer to the following
question:

You have recently got back from a holiday. You decide to write back to an English
friend who wrote to you some time ago. Apologise for the delay in replying and
Unfortunately, the letter contains a number of spelling, grammar and vocabulary
mistakes. Try to find and then correct them. The number of mistakes is indicated at
the end of each sentence.

Dear Chris,
Thanks for your letter. I am really sorry I didn't write back earlier, but I have only
just got back from holiday. I went with three friends to a little place called Mojacar
which is near of Almeria, but it wasn't exactly that we expected (2)!

We booked some rooms in hotel in the village, but when we arrived to the hotel,
we were very disappointing (3). It was very old, rather dirty and we couldn't to see
the sea (1). So, we decided change (1).