# Writing Formal and Informal Letters. Part 1. Домбровская И.В - 52 стр.

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Unfortunately, I am in hospital at the moment recovering from an appendix op-
eration. I have to stay here for a little longer than I originally thought, and therefore
will be absent.
Nevertheless, I would like to make a request for the clubs future. I think that
you increase the cost of membership, many members will be forced to leave as
prices are already quite high. Therefore I ask you to reconsider any changes in
cost.
I hope that you will think carefully about my request, and apologise for the fact
that I cannot come. I am sure that I will be present at next years meeting.
Yours sincerely,
Jonathan Pritchard.
Exercise 19
Read the informal and formal letters of apology and fill in the gaps by
choosing one of the phrases below, then find the topic of each paragraph.
1 I want to tell/ I am writing to 6 allowed/ let
2
7
meet/ get together
3 say Im sorry/ apologise 8 soon/ in the near future
4
I would like to express/
I want you to know 9 friendly chat/ amicable
conversation
5 I was really upset/ I was most disappointed 10 reiterate/ say again
Letter 1
Dear Judy,
1) --------------- you how sorry I am 2)---------------, what happened
last Thursday.
Ive been meaning to 3) --------------- since then, but Ive been really
busy and didnt have time. 4) -------------- that I didnt mean to hurt your
feelings, and Im sorry that I did. 5) --------------- after our argument, and I
shouldnt have 6) --------------- myself get so carried away, but sometimes
my temper gets the better of me.
Why dont we 7) --------------- some time 8) --------------- for a 9) ------
----- so that we can work things out? How about next Sunday?
I hope youll be able to, and I just want to 10) --------------- how sorry
I am.
Love,
Tina
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Unfortunately, I am in hospital at the moment recovering from an appendix op-
eration. I have to stay here for a little longer than I originally thought, and therefore
will be absent.
Nevertheless, I would like to make a request for the club’s future. I think that
you increase the cost of membership, many members will be forced to leave as
prices are already quite high. Therefore I ask you to reconsider any changes in
cost.
I hope that you will think carefully about my request, and apologise for the fact
that I cannot come. I am sure that I will be present at next year’s meeting.
Yours sincerely,
Jonathan Pritchard.

Exercise 19
Read the informal and formal letters of apology and fill in the gaps by
choosing one of the phrases below, then find the topic of each paragraph.
1   I want to tell/ I am writing to                   6   allowed/ let
2   with regard to/ about                             7   meet/ get together
3   say I’m sorry/ apologise                          8   soon/ in the near future
4   I would like to express/
I want you to know                                9   friendly chat/ amicable
conversation
5   I was really upset/ I was most disappointed 10        reiterate/ say again
Letter 1
Dear Judy,
1) --------------- you how sorry I am 2)---------------, what happened
last Thursday.
I’ve been meaning to 3) --------------- since then, but I’ve been really
busy and didn’t have time. 4) -------------- that I didn’t mean to hurt your
feelings, and I’m sorry that I did. 5) --------------- after our argument, and I
shouldn’t have 6) --------------- myself get so carried away, but sometimes
my temper gets the better of me.
Why don’t we 7) --------------- some time 8) --------------- for a 9) ------
----- so that we can work things out? How about next Sunday?
I hope you’ll be able to, and I just want to 10) --------------- how sorry
I am.
Love,
Tina